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Interview with Sabina Gabrielli Carrara

I managed to grab a quick word with Sabina Gabrielli Carrara, author of the murder mystery novels ‘Field of lies’ & ‘Black Souls’, for a short interview… Q: Why do you write? What motivates you to write? Sabina: Simply because I like it, I always did. Q: What kind of books did you love growing up? Sabina: As a child, I liked fantasy. “Little Women” was indeed one of my favourites along with...

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,...

The Essentials of Writing a Murder Mystery Novel

Written by Peter Manley #guestpost Congratulations! 👻🤡 You’ve got this shiny new idea for what seems like a great murder mystery novel to come… now what? It’s time to write it, of course! Getting started can probably seem like such a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the whole murder mystery writing in the first place. But have no fear, 😜 it is absolutely possible for you to turn that brilliant...

Book Review “In the Calyx”, Libre Paley 

“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.” Sara Gruen 1. From Stefan (aka all male readers):  Wow, this story had me glued to my wife like never before! Wonderfully written storyline and very detailed characters! All sex scenes kept me totally engaged until the very last...

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?...

“How to grow a novel”, Sol Stein #takeaways 

Be the first to see what you see as you see it. Robert Bresson (french filmmaker) Readers value and remember extraordinary CHARACTERS. Plot might be forgotten with a time, but never a hero. The goal is to involve the reader’s emotion, in this case a feeling of warmth for the central character.  What the reader is experiencing in each scene of your novel? If you can’t answer the question –...

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...