Menerjemahkan teks tertulis ke bahasa lain jelas tidak mudah. Selain butuh pengetahuan tata bahasa dan kosakata, juga perlu pemahaman akan konteks di balik teks. Pekerjaan ini, jika diserahkan kepada profesional, akan memakan banyak biaya. Apalagi bila naskahnya panjang dan rumit, seperti novel atau buku teknis.
Ending atau pamungkas suatu cerita barangkali hanya bagian kecil dari bangunan cerita. Namun, perannya begitu krusial, mengingat bagian ini berpengaruh sekali dalam membentuk kesan akhir di benak pembaca. Sebuah ending yang baik tentu dapat membuat audiens membaca atau menonton ulang karya tersebut sambil membawa perasaan kagum… atau kecewa.
To write a story that could make the audience shed tears is a challenge for many authors. In brief, the keywords are three: character, plot, and your insight. Introduce your main character. What is his dream, weakness, struggling, etc. Tell your audience in smooth detail. I mean, make sure they read/watch real people with real problem. Secondly, the plot. Start with an alright condition. When everything seems fine and suddenly something drastic happens, your audiences aren’t so prepared, they’ll empathize. Last, read as many sad movies or novel as you can to give you best insight about how to touch the audience’s emotion.
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.
Lan Fang, in memoriam Indonesian literary circles mourn following the unexpected death of a prolific writer namely Lan Fang on X-mas yesterday. Lan Fang was born in Banjarmasin, South Borneo, on March 5, 1970. She is first of two daughters of the late Johnny Gautama and Yang Mei Ing. She had her first short story published in Anita Cemerlang magazine in 1986. She was a prolific writer, be for novels and short stories. But now she can no longer write. So long, Lan Fang….