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Prolific writer Bernard Diederich has died

Prolific writer Bernard Diederich has died

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine He was one of the most revered writers of our time. Calling him “prolific” was an understatement. Late yesterday afternoon, my good friend Camille Gauthier called me to let me know of his passing. I hadn’t talked to him...
Richard Brisson:  poet and journalist killed by the neofascists in Port-De-Paix

Richard Brisson: poet and journalist killed by the neofascists in Port-De-Paix

By Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine As Haiti struggles for a promising future, it is important to remember those in the past, like today, who lost their lives in the fight against Duvalierism. Richard Brisson was one of them. We do not know the names of his...
Inextinguishable voices!

Inextinguishable voices!

They were young Full of life, full of guts Determined to make a difference in this cruel world They had hope—the hope of the hopeless One may say they were naïve—Maybe They faced life with unexplained alterations With a dull sense of revolutionary...
A holistic approach to literary success

A holistic approach to literary success

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine In literature, like in everything else, to be relevant is to be yourself in the most unique way possible. Mimicking others in an attempt to secure a piece of their fame will not work, for it will make it harder if not impossible...
Motivation and Discipline in the literary journey

Motivation and Discipline in the literary journey

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine When someone says it takes a lot to be a multitasked professional, he means just that: it takes a lot, a whole lot. Consequently, when you’re an individual who lives a professional life, trying to be a prolific writer who...
Writing short stories is no waste of time

Writing short stories is no waste of time

Ardain Isma Friends, I know it’s the dream of every writer: conceiving the literary masterpiece. It’s not impossible to do, and there’s no one specific way to enter the ridgeline of literary stardom. Remember, all roads lead to Rome. Writing short...
Every writer needs his own medium

Every writer needs his own medium

CSMS Magazine Ardain Isma Many fellow writers overlook the importance of having a website or, at the very least, a blog. Why is it so important? Because social media platforms can only be a supplement to the power of your authorship. According to Book...
Love stories move plots

Love stories move plots

Ardain Isma Many writers love to do this. I mean, many famous writers. There’s no need to mention their names, for they are plenty. The reason being is that fiction depicts human behavior. Whatever we do in life is usually based on love or hate. I have...
The growing power of self-publishing

The growing power of self-publishing

Ardain Isma Few years ago, it was unthinkable to believe an author can go mainstream through self-publishing. Now, it seems the worries are gone—thanks to digital technology. Major book distributors like Amazon, Barnes and Noble are deep into the business...
Literature can shake souls

Literature can shake souls

CSMS Magazine If we agree that literature has the power to change minds, we must understand that progressive writers have a strategic role to play in changing public opinions.  In this era of progressive politics, writing on behalf of the poor and the...

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