Tag Archives: fiction

A writer, a dream

About ten years ago I decided that I want to become a writer. I was dreaming about becoming one of those best-selling authors that can live this exciting life of just spending time in solitude and write. I spent my late teen years (18 and 19) trying to write. I knew I lacked the language […]

Dignity – Arwa

Originally posted on Straketch:
© shudder-stock.deviantart She sat in darkness looking at his frail body. He was still unconscious. He looked so miserable and faint. His face was calm but weak. If he woke up he won’t be able to move, he was tied all together. She had to tie him very carefully and make…

Outlander

I did not have the chance to read the book but I started watching the series “Outlander”. I personally love it and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves watching/reading stories about history/period, powerful/smart women, resistance, freedom, and time travelling. The series follows an English woman trying to escape the 1740s Scotland back to […]

Straketch has moved

I’m sure not all of you are familiar with my website Straketch. I once has a blog called Straketch and then I changed it into a writing website/magazine for everyone to join and write. Now, I moved it to a new location on wordpress: straketch.wordpress.com There are so many reasons behind this decision to move […]

Being told what to read

We all take pleasure in recommending a book or two. We enjoy reading about book recommendations on the internet, in a magazine or newspaper. We eagerly open our ears to hear and we then read about new releases, then run and read the book ourselves. We take each page in a time, we get all […]

You should date a girl who reads.

Originally posted on Coco J. Ginger Says:
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card…

Straketch: Write yourself

I’m thrilled to introduce the new Straketch : Write yourself. And I would like to invite every person who wants to write and explore what’s within. No one has to be a professional writer to start composing and experiencing a world of magic. I’m not a professional writer or a good writer for that matter, […]

Straketch will no longer be a personal blog

Original post here Less than a year ago I decided to convert my blog (straketch.com) into a magazine, a cultural magazine about literature, art and what’s related. I was slightly encouraged and thus I have kept postponing it until I have completely forgotten. I am passionate about literature and art, I am passionate about so […]

Finding Colin Firth

I have finished reading this novel and have written a review here on my blog

Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Follow me on instagram arwa13b Straketch – my website

50 PIECES OF WRITING ADVICE FROM AUTHORS

Writers – well, good writers anyway – understand words. They have this uncanny knack of knowing which one to use and when – and just think, there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of the blighters. So, when a writer writes about writing, it’s worth taking note. Especially if you’re a budding man (or woman) […]