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What A Deepest Sympathy Letter Might Be

I couldn’t write this letter. I wouldn’t write this deepest sympathy letter. I’d rather not. Why would you let the agonizing person know how sad things are? Why would you focus on his/her miseries instead of cheering up? A prayer would go well for this kind of situation. The person would be happy knowing you would join him/her in prayer. But be sure to do this prayer promise, or else, you will be judged for fooling people saying you’d pray for them. No one wrote to us when my Dad died. My mother wouldn’t understand. Neither could I. Maybe, had we got one, it’ll add to our misery. And though how kind the words in the letter might be, it will still cut like a knife. And though it is appreciated, I would soon forget it for sympathy can never be fully expressed by mentioning it repeatedly. Sympathy becomes complete only by sitting beside someone in quietness. It is also realized in a prayer, and prayer, and more prayers. I could remember, in my younger days how it was like a parade when …

The Basic Rules of Writing

The Basic Rules of Writing The basic rule of writing is to make a clear sentence. That one basic rule embodies more rules that include basic grammar rules, thought building, and a way to communicate or express oneself in a language. Knowing grammar entails being familiar with the parts of speech: noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Each part of speech embodies a set of rules, as to how each part should coordinate with the other parts of speech in writing a sentence. A sentence is written, and analyzed as to idea, construction, or style. Different languages display various basic sentence patterns, like the English language. When a child, words are learned from the foundations of vocabulary building and thought building. Later, many forms of literature are available. So this one basic rule is easy, as it is hard. Remember the Kiss Theory, “Keep it simple stupid.” Sorry for the negative connotation, but that word was emphasized to make us r…

How To Write Objectively On A Controversial Topic

Journalism is writing objectively. You need significant and primary data to write articles. A controversial topic is somewhat unsafe to write or the writer might turn out to be scandalous, or be charged with libel. Columnists are experts on these controversial topics like politics, law, economic trends, societal issues, government foibles, and current events issues, among others. They know which techniques to use. Also, the editorial page of newspapers says a lot and explains on such issues. Before you can write about the controversial issues, you have to study the topic thoroughly, like present enough evidence, conduct an updated research and interview. Moreover, go into investigative journalism. The positive (advantages) and negative (disadvantages) sides must be noted in detail and comprehensively. Beware of gossip, this will demerit your credibility. The writer (journalist/reporter), who delivers authentic facts is standing on a strong ground. If the readers find out, or the edit…

How To Develop A Reputation As A Credible Author

Being a good writer is not just writing a paper and getting an A. It is not just being published one time, read one time, or trying a manuscript one time. "It is hard labor," that truth in Eliot I have always remembered in my Literary Criticism subject under Professor Campomanes. As for me, aside from my daily grind of life, I have discovered my bones as a writer. My life is embedded in what I have learned from time and finding solace and inspiration in my work as tasks I could share. I find my work challenging and excruciating, too, like something you just can't leave or not do. I can leave all others, but not writing because it sustains my existence and my communication with the Divine. I don't assume anything I'd get from it, but as I find it so comforting, it brings me bliss and all inside of me, bursting like foam of clouds and fire from heaven. Of course, my younger days were over, when I got big payments. Now is pay back time, in whatever deal of simplici…