Monthly Archives: June 2011

Can you tell the difference between motion and unfocused?

We are very quick to say that an image is “unfocused”. But perhaps it was just “in motion”. In any case, while an “unfocused” image is almost always a mistake (except if you choose to do it beforehand), an image … Continue reading

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Going down the Nile.

As you travel lazily down the Nile between Aswan and Gebel Silsila in a felucca, you have all the time in the world to depict the beauty of these ancient and solemn river banks. Cover the paper beforehand with an … Continue reading

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First and third are not transmission gears.

You should write about your trip in the third person, as if you were lending your eyes to the reader. Only use the first person if you want to talk about something that happened to you personally, such as an … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night.

A good opening line makes all the difference; it makes the reader curious and eager to continue. Make sure that your story begins with an unexpected, lively and amusing sentence. You have to hook your reader immediately, and then you … Continue reading

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