Happy End, Sad End, or Cliffhanger?

Happy End, Sad End, or Cliffhanger?

The ending may only be a small part of your whole story. But it is crucial. It can make your audience re-read or re-watch your work. So, it is always good to think thoroughly your story’s ending well. You can choose one of three common ends: happy, sad, or cliffhanger. In the end, whichever ending you chose, make sure the main conflict in your story has been resolved. Continue Reading →

A Medicine Called Writing

Write is a cureMaybe you’ve heard this before. Write is an ageless formula, cure for dementia, medication for psychological problem. I proved it many times. When you’re anxious, frustrated, broken heart, just write. It would be even better if it’s longer and more comprehensive than a diary or poem. To write certain problem (and expand or kill it within story) is the cure for the problem. Try it. Continue Reading →

How to Deal with Plagiarist in Cyber World

Let’s admit it, plagiarists are everywhere. Especially on Internet where Ctrl C and Ctrl V is a part of its practice. You may grateful when someone said your post is awesome and he then repost it on his own blog. But you know what, when he did that, your post and his are considered as copied content by duplication detector software. Continue Reading →

Cerpen = Investasi

Cerpen = Investasi

Cerita pendek (cerpen) adalah genre sastra populer yang selama ini keberadaannya kurang dianggap bergengsi. Padahal inilah jenis karya berbasis penuturan yang paling ringkas, baik di sisi penulis maupun pembacanya. Cerpen merupakan bentuk yang sesuai dengan setiap zaman. Memang, hingga kini belum ada sastrawan dunia yang menerima Hadiah Nobel hanya karena menulis cerpen. Namun, nyaris semua sastrawan terbaik di dunia pernah mengarang cerpen. Continue Reading →