Tagged: #fiction

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...

The Last To Fall

As you know, I’m writing “The Pearl Territory” only because I saw Pain with her team in my sleep – like a dream – and I usually don’t see any dreams. I had to share it and I think the story is going to be BIG. And crazy. In a good sci-fi way. “I had a dream, which was not all a dream.” Lord Byron Why am telling you that?...

There’s no planet M

“And then the earth, the world, the planet, the galaxy, and the entire solar system went crazy.” Robert Ludlum Did you ever hear of the book – men are from Mars, women are from Venus? You probably did, if you’ve had relationship troubles and needed a book to understand your partner. But during your weird shower moments, you might have thought – can men ever be from Mars? Can they...

There’s only ONE genre in fiction… 

“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.” Carlos Fuentes  Making a choice is all about marketing nowadays. To choose means to limit your options, but in the same time – the opportunity to catch an agent or publisher, because when they are ‘buying’ your novel – they are buying a platform for the future books in the similar genre, they are buying ‘sameness’ (or analogy) and...

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is...

Unsolved Puzzle – from ‘The Ascent Of Gravity’, Marcus Chown

It’s embracing that we’re in the XXI century and we don’t even know what makes gravity work. Woody Norris Gravitational waves are bombarding The Earth from all sides at all times. But you don’t know about it. Or maybe you know, but don’t care. Or simply – do not feel it. More likely.  Ray is going to ask you to stop for a moment today, and listen.  What can I...