24/06/2013 by Siddiqui Fayesal
I took a long time off my detailing the route to my most ambitious project: Writing a darn book! Now, when I say most ambitious project what I actually mean is that I sometimes, like in a month or so, get my butt in a coffee shop; pretend to do some hard thinking, with the usual loud “Tch” and crimping of the forehead and slamming of the pen in disgust, regarding the storyline of the book and all the while only enjoying my coffee.
Mind you, I did work at my book too. But the weak and far too rare paroxysms of vengeance which my diary bore by the lethal strikes of my black fountain pen was all too inert to make it a guiding force. Yes, I prefer pen and paper to a computer screen for my “most ambitious project”! Yes, I accept, that my coffee shop visits have become more far apart and, yes, I accept that I’m totally lost on my story premise!
Help is what I need. Where is the beginning? Characters or Story? Emotions or Drama? Dialogues or Landscape?