"Envy the work of a writer but not the life, because a paper and a pen is all a writer  has to seek solace from."
- Diamond Sodhi
 

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My name is Diamond Sodhi!

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You're at my happy place! This is where I blog, dump my thoughts and share my reflections on life. Skim around and see the world from my eyes.

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“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead."
-Graham Greene
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The Art of “Show & Tell” in Memoir Writing

I will be using some excerpts from Sonali Deraniyagala’s memoir ‘Wave” to illustrate how to employ the “show, don’t tell” directive. The following paragraphs from her book effectively employ the “show, don’t tell” directive in the narration of the non-conversational…

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Representation Details In Memoir Writing

Using representational details in my memoir is imperative because I am reconstructing the scenes going back as far as over a hundred years. It is a huge challenge for me to transport the reader to an era which would be…

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Confronting The Cults

It’s a Sunday morning and I give myself a stretch to scroll down the twitter feed on my phone. Firstpost’s tweet “Ram Rahim convicted of rape, followers abandon crumbling Dera empire and return to Sikhism” counts up the ongoing mental…

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WILD: A Journey From Lost To Found

By Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed grabs the reader’s attention through her in media res writing approach, meeting the reader at the thick of the story. The author brings drama to the forefront in her Epilogue with her becoming shoeless in…

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WAVE- By Sonali Deraniyagala

Wave, a Memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala was a book I did not want to read. But I had to, for adding up my grades [Haha!]. Okay, so I did read it finally, but I pre-decided not to think about the…

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