Here I am - Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.

Book cover alert!

I’m planning to change my “Absurd” book cover, because (so far) it sells better than Dulcinea. And Dulcinea got a professional cover already. So, there’re 8 variants. Look at the first 4 below. What do you think? I liked the cover with the red hair (girl), but I said to May (designer) it is ‘TOO GIRLY’ 😱🤪💃💃, so she provided 4 more variants. Help! 😂😂😂 and 4 more: WHAT DO YOU...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 10 #dialogue

Quite raw piece, 2000 words. I’ll attach the edited variant (in Word) later this week.  Circle Impro. Two silhouettes are sitting and drinking whiskey (in the private room of The Church ‘Advanced Way’).  Father Callum: …this is how our Universe works, Richard. If we’ll live in accordance with the laws, our life will come into a flow state, and we’ll be able to enter the infinite consciousness of God’s mind. You...

“The Pearl Territory”: short summary (chapters 1-9)

Places: Mars (Netericus colony) and Pearl (Kingdom of Mara) Year: 2718 Info: “Netericus” has 19,347 strict and 6,980 flexible rules. Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government...

The genuine heart of sadness – bodhicitta

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung Bodhicitta is literally a heart – our wounded, tender, some way melancholic heart. A heart that has desire and determination to overcome all the limitations of life (or our Ego) to become whole. A heart full of...

A good book is more than just a well-written story

The book Dulcinea and The Death Code is ready to see the world. It is not perfect, but it is fun… believe me! The target audience is teens from 12 to 20-years-old and old young adults (maybe you?). I don’t know if this book is good enough for so called “YA” fiction, because I don’t read #youngadult myself. Ouch! 😱  But if you’d like to check out the novel written...

Finish the Story – The Recruit – Part 13

Welcome to “Finish the Story” prompt, by Teresa. The idea is that Teresa gets things started and then tags another blogger to write the next section. Ortensia72 tagged me to write part 13.  Here you can find the full story (all 12 parts in 1 place) – Ortensia72 Or you can visit every blog and meet 12 amazing people:  Part 1 by Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith Part 2 by Kristian at Tales From the...

“The Story Grid”, Shawn Coyne #takeawaykeys

What your characters say they are is NOT who they are… What they do is the key. Shawn Coyne 1. Think in 5 principles, the bricks for any successful story:  TIME, SUBSTANCE, STYLE, STRUCTURE, CONTENT. 2. Learn your genre – there’s a great collection (with examples) of differences between each genre. I can’t mention them all (only some), but read further or go, grab the book! 3. Your hero. If...