Category: Blogging

Mistakes you make … 

Allow yourself to make mistakes. There will always be times in your life when you fail, but you can make that failure into a success by choosing to learn from it. Tomorrow is another day. Try again. Avina Celeste Here’s the lesson to learn – #takeawaykeys  (Masterclass: Atwood + Gaiman united) 1. Know your hero. Make a sheet for each character (his or her life month by month).  2. Research after...

The anatomy of a thriller

Dan Brown’s masterclass #takeawaykeys  1. The most important stones to build a perfect thriller are: world the sole dramatic question a hero a goal obstacles a moment when a hero concurred a villain 2. Think 3 C’s First C – The Contract That promise you are making with the reader (do NOT break it!) Second C – The crucible Something that holds things together and doesn’t let them escape (fill...

I write, because…

Message of the day: Don’t waste your time in thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You’ll think forever! Our thoughts are tied up with our problems and identity. Learn to let things (thoughts) go… Today I’m working with my novel Dulcinea and The Death Code and also the book review Fields of Lies, written by talented Sabina Gabrielli Carrara. I’m going to post it on 10th May...

Books fall open, you fall in…

There is no WP-life without ‘awards’. Thanks to great blog ‘Daughter’s Diary’ QUESTIONS:  1. What’s your favorite fiction? A good book, any genre. The older I am the more I think that ‘genre’ doesn’t matter – I simply prefer to read ‘a well written book’, preferably with an interesting writing style or heroes to relate. A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading...

Tears of my enemies

I watch him cry. Because that is what I do. I wait and watch… I am the collector. I collect the most precious thing in the world – the tears of my enemies. It’s a very rare business and I know you never heard about it, but while it doesn’t pay the most bucks, it keeps me sane. In some cases, taking their tears helps me to drink their wisdom,...

Follow your own rhythm

Life has its rhythm ad we have ours. They’re designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity. Victoria Moran When you get 5 minutes to spare in the day, take a moment to listen to your heart, to feel its pulse in your chest. You will hear it beating to an almost musical...

Ape and God

(a poem by Poetic Murderer)  An ape once in the jungle Awoke to a weird question “What is life”, it thought, And instantly was human. In many ways an ape still It copied things it saw, And sought to understand Their bizarre nature. Inventing fire as to burn Bright like the midday sun; Tools sharp as tiger’s claws And boats to roam the seas. Not satisfied with its creations The...