Tagged: life

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Survival Guide for ‘Fed Up’ Writers

from the book “A Survival Guide for Life”, Bear Grylls 5 rules only: Dreams require sacrifice Be the most enthusiastic person you know Don’t dwell on mistakes, bad sales or weather Light can only shine through broken vessels PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE  Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill  Articles to check (for inspiration/when you have time): Want to...

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You aren’t a hero…

My old poem/2017/ You aren’t a hero God-alike, extra-strong Hercules You are “an average Joe” Holding champagne and Sinking in self-discovery, pretentious chat And a blurred haze of memories.  Today you are epic, almost perfect  Tomorrow you are classical And by the time I finish my poem – Antique.  You aren’t a hero Until you know the answers – What my heart desires… You are a fish that can’t swim. Why?...

Left Hand Clara (part 1)

Info: Shabu is the term for crystal meth in the Philippines. It is the drug of choice for 90% of the Filipino drug users. Shabu is commonly made from cheap medicines containing ephedrine. Police in the Philippines say that Shabu is often made in industrial style labs capable of producing over 1 ton per day. Rizal Park s one of the largest urban parks in Asia/Manila/.  Imee  – the meaning...

7 Cool Destinations For Your Novel

Guest post by Peter Manley (click to check website) Sure, having interesting characters and a compelling storyline are extremely important, but the setting where your story takes place is equally important, or even more important in some cases. Think about it: if your story takes place in a middle-class home in Virginia with no interesting details about it, your book will more than likely be a drag from the start. Even...

“The Pearl Territory”, ch 14 – #dialogue

x x x  Pain Berchpull and Boulder Jackobs sit outside under the moon tree eating grapefruits. The moon tree reminds them of a big ash tree, with branches up to the end of the sky. Considering there’s no sky, the branches are shrinking and hanging back, sprouting into the ground around Mara’s Palace. Bou: I haven’t eaten grapefruit in ages! Yummiest fruit ever! Pain: You hate grapefruit. Bou: Yeah, but...

A drop of ink may make a million think…

Frank Prem, in his last newsletter, asked: Do you consider yourself to be a poetry reader, and if so, what sort of poetry do you find interesting to read? Where do you find it? Yes, I am a poetry reader. My first book was a poetry book about animals. I couldn’t read it (yet), but I memorized it (when my parents read it to me), so everybody thought that I...

Writing is a lot like making soup…

Writing is not just a process of creation. It is also a process of self-discovery. Cristina Istrati Working on the final revision (before sending to editor #1) of Damn Ray Reviews. Check ‘table of contents’.  Introduction “Idaho”, Emily Ruskovich “Big Magic: creative living beyond fear”, Elizabeth Gilbert “Hot Milk”, Deborah Levy “Here I am”, Jonathan Safran Foer “Ripples on the pond”, Sebnem E. Sanders “Born a crime”, Trevor Noah “The Book...