Tagged: motivational

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Love what you write – #takeawaykeys

How do you get your ideas? By thinking and thinking and thinking… till I’m ready to kill myself. Isaac Asimov   5 writing advices from “It’s Been a Good Life”, Isaac Asimov and “The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers”, John Gardener (currently reading).  1. The difference between Ordinary and Prolific Writer (by Asimov) The ordinary writer is filled with insecurities and obsesses over the right word,...

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Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 2

Part 2 (read part 1 – here) Mr. BuriedInHerMouth hadn’t written his wife that morning. He made a mental note to send SMS when he got back to his room. There was no use crying over spilled milk – the sun shone through the tropical waters, the fish and plant life were unspeakably beautiful, and hey, look at that finely-sculpted bottom of freshly-build Ms. Winnie… Later on (between ‘Sliding Panties’ and ‘Die...

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Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 1

Part 1 HEROES: Mr. Stick BuriedInHerMouth – British man Mrs. CatchAGlimpse – wife of Mr. BuriedInHerMouth Mrs. SlidingPanties – bartender Mrs. OddFart – old sick aunt Ms. Winston Che EuphoricWiggle – lady-guest Mr. PinchingAndGrunting – crime detective The Hotel Manager PLACE: Maldives, island “DeadlyDesire”; hotel 4* “HOT COCOON”    x x x December 23rd Mr. BuriedInHerMouth boarded the plane to the Maldives with butterflies in his stomach and a heavy...

Life isn’t simple. Writing shouldn’t be either.

Message of the day:  You are the swan… The infinite creative power and The god of sensitive mystic. Believe in yourself and write on!   1. The first draft of ‘Sophia von X’ is ready! 😜 YAY! I know you are REALLY excited to meet my girl, especially when you are looking into her eyes…😻  This is the story about transformation of a simple Sicilian woman (f. teacher) into a very Dangerous Criminal (& the...

Cult of The Head

Researched and written by Nathaniel Postell (1000 words) The head bone is connected to the soul bone… Human fascination with death is well documented – an obsession fueled by a fear of the other side. The great Beyond The eternal Nothingness Heaven …and Hell. We are so invested in discovering what lies Beyond, that we sacrifice a significant amount of our precious time to unlocking the puzzle. A puzzle that has...

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...

Hagia Sophia – Christ Pantocrator & Co

Research about Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (for my upcoming thriller book)  Built and rebuilt upon countless tragedies, with materials from iconic structures, claimed to have healing and cleansing properties, the Hagia Sophia mystifies the masses to this day. Religious undercurrent, unshakeable construction, this Byzantine behemoth rose like a phoenix from the ashes of its predecessor. Cloaked in a veil of inexplicable mystery, the Hagia Sophia’s resilience is more than good fortune...