Posts in Epic Writing
What is an Epic?

"From the ancient Greek adjective ἐπικός (epikos ), and ἔπος (epos) "word, story, poem" is a lengthy, narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation." wikipedia.

The Epic of Ahiram is not one long poem, but it does make use of poetry, as explained in a previous post. A Poet in Paris

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Epic Quebec City

Well, nothing. Nothing at all. It's a beautiful town set like a diamond on a plain as wide as a loaf of Pita about to be covered with home-made jam. Folks in Quebec city are welcoming, generous and come from a long lost alien civilization utterly impervious to cold.

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A Poet in Paris

Prose is the warden of ideas, but poetry is the keeper of mystery. In prose, you focus on what is being said, and in poetry on what is kept hidden. Naturally, poetry is suited for epics. After all, the Illyad is one long, big (very, very big) poem.

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I Walked in Paris

What does an eighteen-year-old youth do in Paris? Walk, of course!

Well, if he's broke, that is...

The Lebanese Civil War started our western peregrination. I landed in Paris like a flying carpet in the Champs-Elysées (kids, don't try it; it really hurts) and, well, after picking myself up, I looked like a subway sandwich wrapped in a carpet–translation: I did not fit in.

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First Attempt–a Science-Fiction Gig

What does a fifteen-year-old do when in the midst of a civil war? Write a science-fiction gig, of course!

Huddled around a charcoal fire, my knitting mother and I were roasting chestnuts while, high above our heads, bombs and bullets flew like confetti in a carnival, except, there was no carnival and the confetti came in black, grey and bronze only.

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Rania's Byblos

Byblos is one of the oldest----if not the oldest---- continuously inhabited city in the world. When Jesus walked in Tyre and Sidon (two other cities in Lebanon), Byblos---- "bible" in the Greek, that is, book----was already very, very old... but not as old as the school bus that was taking us there.

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