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A love-hate relationship with the writing life…

My thriller, Sophia von X, is finally here. 👻 It took me 6 months and 3 very extensive weeks to finish the book. And now, when I’m thinking about all the work I’ve done, I’m realising I killed an insufficient amount of people. I’d like to kill more… I’d like to kill them all… Ah, what a great feeling to say goodbye to all the crazy heroes you spent days and...

Hocus-pocus or how to create an awesome book from a crappy unfinished material in 2 weeks…

Hello, February! The one-month-long vacation is over and the reality of “damn, Ray… are you going to edit the book?” is here, slapping my face with a warning of fast-approaching deadlines. In a world of Indie Publishing, jam-packed with frustration, chaos, confusion, anxiety, and laziness, it’s really hard to stay on track 24/7. Things to remember when you need a push: No one cares! It is you against you. Every...

Choose “MUST” in 2020

#takeawaykeys from the book of Elle Luna “The Crossroads of Should and Must: find and follow your passion” Picasso said about his life and work “It’s not what an artist does that counts, but what he IS.” What he did was what he was. WHAT HE DID WAS WHAT HE WAS. JOB = CAREER = CALLING. Now ask yourself: a) who you are? B) what you do? C) are you doing...

Blind Tinder Match. XIX century

Idea: blind tinder match between two neighbours (XIX century) Form: poetry He: Sweet nymph, your grace speaks loudly to men’s heart – who could withstand your virgin writing? I truly cherish all your nods and puffs but still, would love to see… at least your hair. In any place you wish. Please, send my fate immediately! Longing… She: My Matadore! Mr. Wisdom! It happens way too fast. My heart enlarges....

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,...

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 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...