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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...
Feel the love!

Feel the love!

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Love is above and beyond the most important factor in human interaction. It carries emotions that make one feel happy to be alive. It has the power to dissolve conflicts, to create families and to give a sense of...
Heaven of Drums: Our Book Pick of the Week

Heaven of Drums: Our Book Pick of the Week

CSMS Magazine This week, CSMS is showcasing Heaven of Drums, a historical novel written by Argentine’s renowned author Ana Gloria Moya. The story brings to light a forgotten past in the history of Argentina: discrimination against people of African...
Ardine and her father Ardain Isma in a conversation on race and on Haiti

Ardine and her father Ardain Isma in a conversation on race and on Haiti

CSMS Magazine Last week, Ardain and his daughter Ardine touched some pertinent issues in a conversation that focused on the rising racial tensions in America since the election of Donald Trump. But the father-daughter talk had to be split in two due to...
Why do writers ignore their fellow writers?

Why do writers ignore their fellow writers?

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine This was a question a young writer asked me last month during a meeting. I couldn’t’ answer the question because I honestly did not know. Human heart is very complex. But I know a writer who is seeking name recognition needs...

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