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

The value of humanity: does a single life matter?

Guest post by Sami Reed Cleaver – Click to connect Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. Carl Sagan We worry about the number of reacts on Facebook. The number of followers on Instagram. Buying a house, getting a car, finding love, passing exams – we worry about something ALL...

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...

Dare to be – short story #scifi #romance

Time: 2099 Heroes: Kanslan – female (means “feeling” in Swedish) Skrecken – male (means “fear, terror” in Swedish) Djuret – male (means “animal” in Swedish) or Känslan/Skräcken/Djuret Place: Imorgon – city (means “Tomorrow” in Swedish) New words to check: Trunk – bed Jen – a memory pod for uploading thoughts/images Nimbus – radiance around the body Palaver – some kind of council Scanner – installs to scan personal compatibility Ward –...

But on paper, things can live forever

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. Vladimir Nabokov NEWS ALERT 👮‍♂️ I wrote it today, after conversation with Will – writersenvy.me blog  and Libre Paley – How LONG is this going to take? Yesterday I told Will that I’m probably going to kill my narrator 😂 and he said it would be fun to watch how he/or she (in my case –...

The anatomy of a triller

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...

Book Review “Fields of lies”, Sabina Gabrielli Carrara

Writing a book is always a hard job. One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it.  Gaston Bachelard But she did it. From dream to reality is only ONE jump, but it is a damn hard one. Well done, Sabina! The idea of the book:  Cheat – Kill – Repeat…  Just kidding. Here it is: Some people are good at hiding their dark side, and when we like...

I am a product of endless books

News 1 Dulcinea and The Death Code (Child Of Illusion Series, book 1)  Genre: young adult, fantasy and adventure (+ horror, romance, mystery, sci-fi) Chapters: 33 There’s always something happening in the world, or around us, that we can’t pin down with words or thoughts. My version – what you see is not here. It is both… The e-book is finally available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle – click to order (paperback is...