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Write What You Don’t Know

It’s something that every first time author has heard: ‘write what you know’. Write about places you’ve been to, people you’ve met, spent time with, understood, situations you’ve experienced. And for a first book, that’s great advice, particular when it comes to creating characters. Characters react in different ways to different situations and an understanding […]

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Grateful For Your Service

Image courtesy of Ertaza, Creative Commons. This is the Ispahani Hangar targeted by the terrorists. My husband had an eight o’clock flight this morning that has understandably been delayed. The attack on Jinnah Airport has been horrific. We spent most of the night watching the attack unfold on TV and following feeds on Twitter that was […]

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The Karachi I Know

Driving back from North Nazimabad to Defence at one in the morning is a quick, clear drive—the roads are practically empty, especially in the residential areas. It takes less than half an hour to cross the city at that time of the morning. North Nazimabad has wide, 60-foot roads. Once an elegant, affluential residential area, […]

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