write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three
years, sawing wood is what you were intended for."
wish to be a writer; write!"
– Greek Philosopher
"It is the
job of a writer to pay attention to detail."
is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a
mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is
that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the
monster and fling him to the public."
three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are."
all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest
or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish
they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has
heart, I amplify my Cultural Voice through travelling and indulging in customs
very different from my own. One of my most awe-inspiring
experiences was celebrating Diwali 2011 in Mangalore, India. Known as the
“Festival of Lights,” everyone lights up the skyline with fireworks and
firecrackers – excited that darkness was overcome and celebrating the dawning
of light. No house or village is spared the festivities. But what was
most exciting for me was seeing all the beautiful Sarees on parade and
ultimately wearing my very own. The traditional Indian
dress for females, the Saree, reveals as much as it conceals. It is also as
complex as it is simple – especially when wrapping it! This delicate, free form
dress requires a bit of practice (and a whole lot of pins) to get the ‘perfect
wrap’. It took about 20
minutes to wrap (this was partly because I brought the wrong pins). The style
my Saree was wrapped in is called the Nivi St…
Emprezz describes herself as a passionate, benevolent entrepreneur and media personality. She focuses on making ideas tangible realities.
How many of us can say we've started and successfully run a resturant (alongside husband Steven) ; a Jamaican themed clothing and accessories store; manufactured and designed new card games; produced multiple shows including her newest 'Talk up Yout' which can be seen on TVJ every tuesday @6pm, and much more?
Emprezz gave us a peek into her life before returning to Jamaica.
Emprezz spent most of her high school years in Australia and during that time she was a member of a pop singing group called 'Cherry' and used her middle name 'Camielle'. The Group was signed to Sony Records and Warner Music. It was during this time that Emprezz aka Camielle 'found herself' asking many self revealing questions in the multicultural environment such as "Who am I?" "Where do I belong?" She …
Kai Watson refuses to accept the
notion of the "Starving artist" as, for him, the term represents a romanticizing
of the struggle of freelance and the entrepreneurial efforts of artists. He
prefers to say that he is still laying the foundation for his career and life. Kai has a penchant for the delicate,
beautiful, and expressive as exhibited in his latest predilections for topics
relating to dance and orchids. He also appreciates what he describes as “the
graceful power of athletes.” When asked whether he would switch
places with any of the subjects in his paintings, Kai told Cultural Voice that
he was fond of “being in his own shoes,” and added that it was the uniqueness
of the individual that was special in each work. Kai shares a rich history of artistry
in his family lineage. His grandfather Barrington, who is considered to be one
of the “Masters” of Jamaican painting, laid a solid foundation for the family. His
father Basil is an accomplished sculptor and Kai’s greates…