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This Rock Standing in the Way

There is this rock standing in the way, and I look all around and see all other ways are blocked. I come to think about it as the end of the road, of which I barely started the first few steps. What do I do now? Should I turn around and go back for there might be something wrong with my coming this way in the first place?
Should I try to climb the rock and get past? But this might be very dangerous, and it could lead to the end of the way, anyway. What should I do? I've been asking myself too many questions about whether this is really what I want for your life and if I can do without this path if I ever decide to turn back and let go this dream of mine.
Men came by me along the way, young men and old men, foolish and wise. Some took their chances and climbed and some turned back and were not seen anymore. What might happen to the men who tried to climb? Are they still alive? Have they reached their destination? Should I just follow them? None of them ever came back the same way …

Dialogue Techniques 01

Why should you learn dialogue techniques?
One of the most important skills any writer needs in his or her toolbox is dialogue. Characters and critical parts of the plot are usually revealed by dialogue. However, the poor use of dialogue can be counter-effective and lead the readers to become bored or take the oomph from the story. So here is the first set of dialogue techniques that have proven to be effective over the years to make your good story great. Do not be one of those writers who believe there is nothing left for them to learn, or learning itself will kill their creative sense. Writing is like anything else in life; it takes talent to start, passion to persevere, and knowledge to become a professional. However, let me remind you that all the techniques and tips and tricks cannot create a genuine writer; only you can. Don’t use the techniques and forget about your voice.

We will look at twelve different techniques writers use to write dialogue. And now for the Dialogue Techni…

Rudyard Kipling and If

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If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
How hard can this first set of conditions go, especially in the world we live in today? How can we take people who blame us all the time for their own mistakes, and they kind of climb on our shoulders as a shortcut to their success and our lingering in the darkness of being accused of what we have never done? Well, let’s ask ourselves if we want to go where they have gone in the first place. Are we even competing for the same spot? Sometimes, our goals transcend the workplace and the neighborhood, and at times, it might seem impossible for us to get out of all that, but think of people who did it who were less pow…