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books to read for story brainstorming [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 12:23
Hi, I am back, under the influence of some afternoon margaritas (please refer to the thread started by ncprasad - my essays are like biriyani. You will understand why the margaritas) :P

Ok. I have been reading a lot of business school essay books to get ideas of how to draft essays that do not sound bad, and can evoke something more than a yawn from the ad com officer. Each of these books says - make your essay sound like a story.

I have been browsing the library, and picking up stravel books, fiction, thrillers and reading them to get some good ideas on how a good story should sound like . I am a bibliophile and I possibly have more books than Imelda Marcos has shoes - thats besides the point.

Do you guys have some recommendations on some fiction books whose ideas you can use to create a good story backdrop?


For example - I am reading the book "Bangkok Haunts", by John Burdett. Its an awesome book, a crime thriller set in SE Asia. Havent figured out how I can link that with any of my essays.

Does this post sound to confusing?? I bet so. Blame it on the margaritas

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 12:24
My post has too many spell check errors....again I blame the margaritas.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 12:32
aviroop wrote:
My post has too many spell check errors....again I blame the margaritas.


Dont blame Margaritas first because there are not many errors and second because these Margaritas will lend us support during the application season. :) So better be friends with the margaritas :)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 13:13
In TN, we prefer Jack Daniels but whatever helps you relax and have a great time is perfect for playing the waiting game.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 17:17
When I'm facing a block, I usually go for a walk with Johnnie...
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