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Book Review: “Left Waiting”, River Dixon

Foreword: This is a poetry book. I often hear the words, “I hate poetry,” “I don’t understand poetry,” “Poetry is so boring”… and yes, I agree – poetry is a very subjective art, just like paintings: some love Dali, some love Ruben. I just want to remind you about the time when you were a kid and your parents bought you a book – often short poems about animals, nature,...

Best horror books by Russian writers (19th century)

Everyone needs to experience Russian literature at some time… so why not now? 👻 #1 Nikolai Gogol and his awesome Viy – a horror novella, published in 1835. The title is also the name of the demonic creature, the main hero of the plot. Every summer, a large procession of students moving around the area as they travel home. However, the group in the novel is reduced to three students: the theologian...

Taste life twice

Introducing two book covers for my upcoming poetry books (satire and humor). Why two? Because I’m planning to make a high speed realise… 🌪🔥  Soooo Ray! 😂 42 Degrees of Truth – book #1 (Unicorn) Release date – October 25 (celebrates Frankenstein Friday) Content Part 1 – The Wild Unknown: pick a direction Part 2 – The Roots of Morality Part 3 – Soul Shacking Inspiration Part 4 – Have...

The Essentials of Writing a Murder Mystery Novel

Written by Peter Manley #guestpost Congratulations! 👻🤡 You’ve got this shiny new idea for what seems like a great murder mystery novel to come… now what? It’s time to write it, of course! Getting started can probably seem like such a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the whole murder mystery writing in the first place. But have no fear, 😜 it is absolutely possible for you to turn that brilliant...

What’s up, Ray?

“What’s up, Ray? Why so quiet?” asked no-one ever… because Ray is too damn active, over-social I’d say, but only when she is ONLINE. The latest news: my blurb for 42 Degrees of Truth (Amazon) is ready – read below my book cover will be posted next week Ray is going to the Festival of Literature (Sweden), in the middle of October Ray is going to the class ‘How to...

The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...

7 cool destinations for your next novel – part 2

While I’m in Gothenburg (Book Fair) …  There are about a million different things you need to think about when you’re writing a novel. You have to come up with a compelling storyline, unique characters, a thrilling plot twist, and of course, the ideal location. Obviously, it’s easy to fall back on some of the more frequently used… We’ve all read at least 100 novels set in New York City,...