Hafez: If that Shirazi Turk …

One of the most beautiful ghazals of Hafez is this ghazal. In this post first comes the original poem and then its translation by Herman Bicknell. Finally I add my own translation of the ghazal. Original Persian Ghazal اگر آن ترک شیرازی به دست آرد دل ما را *** به خال هندویش بخشم سمرقند و … Continue reading Hafez: If that Shirazi Turk …

The Divan of Hafez

I found a new Persian-English translation of Divan of Hafez in a bookstore. It is done by Ismaiel Salami. I'm happy for having this book because I intended to share posts about Hafez Ghazals on my blog for a while but I could not find a good translation for it. Translating Persian poetry to English … Continue reading The Divan of Hafez

My Tool-set for Writing, Publishing, and Promoting My Books – All Free And Open Source

During the process of drafting, editing, preparing for print, publishing, and marketing a book, many tools are necessary. Here I list all my tools, and a brief description of them and the reason I use them. Operating System: Ubuntu Studio You might heard about Linux (or GNU/Linux as open source philosophers prefer) and the world … Continue reading My Tool-set for Writing, Publishing, and Promoting My Books – All Free And Open Source

It can’t be borne to be judged by things that wasn’t your choice

There are aspects of life that no one can change or had a chance to select them. Things such as place of birth, physical appearances, race, and colour, is always with anyone, from the first moment of life until death. These are unchanging facts in everyone's life and they are a cruel way of judging … Continue reading It can’t be borne to be judged by things that wasn’t your choice

Why I Use Ubuntu Studio Operating System As a Platform For My Writing

I use Ubuntu Studio for all my writing tasks. From typing into a document to editing, designing my covers, drawing and modelling my characters, and voice and video creation and editing for marketing, all is done in this Linux distribution. All tools I need are pre-installed or can easily be installed from repositories with a … Continue reading Why I Use Ubuntu Studio Operating System As a Platform For My Writing

Friend Book Release Announcement: DEBUT URBAN FANTASY NOVEL RELEASED

On 8th May 2019, Somerset-based fantasy author, C.V. Leigh will release her debut urban fantasy novel ‘THE CHANGE’ on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited through traditional Irish publishers, Tirgearr Publishing. Book Blurb: Kincaid pack Alpha, Alistair, has called his family back to their ancestral home in the Scottish Cairngorms. His wife, Megan, is losing control of … Continue reading Friend Book Release Announcement: DEBUT URBAN FANTASY NOVEL RELEASED