4 writing hacks

Creative writing, like weight-loss or body-building, demands hard work, and the road to success is paved with many little failures, self-doubt and missteps. And just like with fitness routines, there& ...

Who/What/Wear: The internship edition

Your resume is a work of art, you nailed your interview, and landed that dream internship. Your school is psyched, you are psyched, everyone is happy. All set? Until you remember that you had to go th ...

3 tips for writing dialogue

How many times have you watched people talk on TV and rolled your eyes thinking, “Who talks like that?” Be it an exposition mechanism, a means of character development, a way of progressin ...

Travelling with the Turks

The magical city of Istanbul, once a tourist hotspot, always a subject of fascination for everyone from architects and historians to coffee connoisseurs, has been on our minds a lot lately, for good r ...

Sehri tales

Once upon a time, back in my school days, I used to be, for the lack of a better word, a creative writer. Blissfully ignorant of things like plausibility, and originality, and all those subtle little ...

A story that “sticks” with you

Now you have another reason to run to the supermarket, and no, there's no Srirarcha-flavoured piyaju mix (yet). We're talking about Lathial, the latest brainchild by the geniuses at Mighty Pun ...

WD40 for your words

You’ll often hear that the key to writing is to just write. This is mostly good advice, and works for those nervously dipping their feet into the waters. But for people who write regularly, if n ...

Play it again, Sam

Launching a fashion career is a risky venture in any country, but the challenge is doubled in ours, where one is left contending with the RMG sector, which is often erroneously collated with the fashi ...

They say I gotta learn, but nobody’s there to teach me

By now, even those who missed the original broadcast on Maasranga TV have seen the super-viral video clip of GPA-5 students being grilled by a journalist on general knowledge and failing spectacularly ...

Setting the scene

One of the biggest challenges in writing, particularly for fiction, but also increasingly in narrative journalism and other forms of non-fiction, is to create a world or scenario that is immersive and ...

Sabrina Fatma Ahmad

Sabrina Fatma Ahmad is Features Editor, Dhaka Tribune.

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