30 Aralık 2013 Pazartesi

First Narrator Issue Tip

While you use first narrator in your novel, you can't jail your protagonist in somewhere if you don't want your readers to miss the whole flow and suspense meanwhile.

Age Tip

Will our protagonist age during the series? Of course not! Take a look at Tintin or Asterix.

Give what they want tip

Make sure on every page everybody wants something, even if it’s just a glass of water. 

Kurt Vonnegut

Save Yourself From The Research Tip for Writers

If you can’t find the answer to your question, create an answer that makes sense and attribute it to a character. It becomes his or her information, not yours. Humans can be wrong. Characters can be wrong. 

Stuart M. Kaminsky

28 Aralık 2013 Cumartesi

Zhang Weber

Pin Up Christmas

Unwary Cunning Questions

Was capitalism’s ploy of success to act first and seize the entertainment field, thus force socialism to defend sullenness?

Aren’t you curious, which sci-fi writer will be found socialist-realist by aliens landed in earth?

If the supreme court ban the use of cat in horror movies, don’t you agree, producers would manifest it in panic by closing Hollywood Street to traffic?

Wouldn’t be the participants decrease down to %10 if lie detectors had been settled on TV discussion programs?

Isn’t it the proof of British's conceited airs to create an alien named Dr Who who step only on London in entire earth.


Kapitalizmin kazanma hamlesi önce davranıp eğlence alanlarını hakimiyetine geçirmek sosyalizmi sıkıcılığı savunmak zorunda bırakmak mıydı?

Uzaylılar geldiğinde hangi scifi yazarını toplumsal gerçekçi bulacaklar merak ediyor musunuz?

Korku filmlerinde kedi kullanımı yasaklansa yapımcılar yürüyüş yapıp Hollywood caddesini trafiğe kapatmazlar mı?

Tartışma programlarına yalan makinesi konulsa katılacak konuk sayısı yüzde ona düşer mi düşmez mi?

İngilizlerin kendini bir bok sanmasının kanıtı değil mi yarattıkları uzaylı karakter Dr Who'nun Londra'dan başka yere ayak basmaması?

Master Of Witty Thoughts - Agatha Christie

“You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.” 
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

“But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.” 
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

“If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.” 
Agatha Christie

“Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.” 
Agatha Christie, The ABC Murders

“The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” 
Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

“Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.” 
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well” 
Agatha Christie

“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” 
Agatha Christie, The Moving Finger

“It often seems to me that's all detective work is, wiping out your false starts and beginning again."
Yes, it is very true, that. And it is just what some people will not do. They conceive a certain theory, and everything has to fit into that theory. If one little fact will not fit it, they throw it aside. But it is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant.” 
Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile

“Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out. A child can't do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they've seen it often before.” 
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

“People should be interested in books, not their authors.” 
Agatha Christie

27 Aralık 2013 Cuma

Kill The Thought

The only writers who have any peace are the ones who don't write. And there are some like that. They wallow in a sea of possibilities. To express a thought, you first have to limit it, and that means kill it. Every word I speak robs me of a thousand others, and every line I write means giving up another.

Stanisław Lem - Hospital of the Transfiguration

Good Books Tell The Truth

Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way.

Stanisław Lem

Ghost Comrades

Carl Haggar Thornhand 
Serkan Alemdar 
Sertan Apbali 
Pierre Bouchard 


Biased Writers

“Since I became a novelist I have discovered that I am biased. Either I think a new novel is worse than mine and I don’t like it, or I suspect it is better than my novels and I don’t like it.” 

Umberto Eco

26 Aralık 2013 Perşembe


“Love is wiser than wisdom.”

Umberto Eco

Dog Reflects The Man

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”

 Arthur Conan Doyle - The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Truth in a Doyle Novel

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” 

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Sadrazam Rüstem Paşa'nın Mal Varlığı

Her biri imzalı ve imzasız kıymetli bir hattat elinden çıkmış 8000 mushafı şerif; her biri en namlı hattatların imzasını taşıyan cildleri pırlantalı 130 mushafı şerif, el yazması 5000 kitab ihtiva eden bir kütüphane; 179 nefer köle, 2900 baş cins at; 1160 baş katır; 80000 sarıklık tülbend; 780000 altın; kıymetli kumaşlardan yapılmış 5000 hil’at; 1100 adet altın üsküf; 2000 zırh; 600 gümüş eğer; 500 elmaslı altın eğer; 130 çift altın üzengi; 860 adet kabzaları elmaslı kılıç; 1500 gümüş tuğulga (miğre); 1000 gümüş şeşber; 33 parça gayet kıymetli elmas; 1000 yük külçe gümüş; Anadolu’da ve Rumeli’de 1000 çiftlik; Anadolu ve Rumeli’de 467 çark değirmen ve ve ve dahası….

(Özdemir İnce'nin Tersi Düzü köşesinden alınmıştır.)

24 Aralık 2013 Salı

Two Ways of Being Matured

"Whether come, be matured and go
or go, be matured and come"
 was written on some tombstone...

Ya gel, ol ve git ! Ya git , ol ve gel ! ….yazıyordu bir mezar taşında... Redhack Haber

20 Aralık 2013 Cuma

Pitfalls and Advantages of Creating an Amateur Sleuth

The amateur sleuth belongs to that second category of amateur. With that designation come all of the pitfalls of being a volunteer, whether it’s a volunteer candy striper at a hospital or a volunteer crime solver. Those disadvantages are: First, you don’t get paid. To borrow from the comedian, you don’t get no respect. You get stuck with the dirty work nobody else wants to do. You feel a lot smarter than everybody seems to think you are. Not only do you not get paid, but you also don’t get much gratitude, except maybe once a year at an ‘‘Appreciation Awards Banquet.’’ The place wouldn’t easily run without you, but nobody acknowledges that. If management would hire enough pros, pay them well enough, and if those pros did their jobs well enough, they wouldn’t need you. You have to do it in your spare time. You have to buy your own silly uniforms. And, people are always patting you on your head (or worse) and telling you how cute you are, and why don’t you run along now while the real professionals take over? On the other hand, as a volunteer, you get a few perks that the real pros don’t, to wit: You don’t have to do it. You don’t have to do it by the rules. You don’t have to take it. You can talk back. You can quit. You can be late, or fail to show up, and they don’t dare reprimand you, because they know they need you a lot more than you need them. And all that stands between you and retirement is your own conscience, which, however, volunteers seem to possess out of proportion to the rest of the populace. Nancy Pickard

From what a writer hates most

Frequently asked question that writers hate: Where do you get your ideas?