Tagged: motivation

I am glad I was not born before tea

It’s Sunday! Yay! 💃 Sharing with you my last week. A lot of books (book sale is on the way, 26/2), library visits, my food and training with Centr app (the app is great, because you can find anything there – new recipes, 30 minutes ‘gain more pain’-workouts, mental-health podcasts sessions, mindfulness, advices, interviews and so on.  I’m going to adjust my blog plan for March (here) because I have guests from...

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, BUT…

Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2?  “Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumb nail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s...

The idea of serenity

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu Imagine being 100 years old and looking back on what was important. What would you have done differently? Now get back where you are… stop crying. Achieving inner harmony and self-acceptance is an effective way to look back...

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?...

When things go wrong…

It’s Christmas again! Even though it doesn’t look like it because everything you wished for hasn’t arrived. Parcel services the world round are in a panic as they fail to calm their customers. Here’s a life lesson: when things go wrong, they don’t go wrong for everyone. If missing gifts feels like it’s the end of the world, then the truth is you’ve got some fucked up priorities… Forgive me....

“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 –...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 2

Chapter 1 is here – Chapter 1 (as a word document, at the end). Chapter 2 Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government and call themselves – “Team...