Tagged: Writing

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Through hundreds of drafts?

When you print out your manuscript and read it, marking up with a pen, it sometimes feels like a criminal returning to the scene of a crime. Don Roff 1. No matter how many times an author finishes the first draft of a novel, they know this is only the beginning of the writing process… My first draft of The Secrets of A-Ria is a (handwritten) manuscript, in Russian. I’m going...

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Sagittarius A* – The Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

If my body is Universe, I have a black hole. I mask it, but it sits at the center of my body. I question it. Am I living up to my potential? Would I lose my creativity if I got help? Isn’t life a black hole? Claudia Turner There are three prisons that once entered you can never leave – the future, hell, and a black hole. However, it is the...

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Over the edge

#1 So Absurd It Must Be True, Book 2  is here! Finally💃😂! Now I can take 1-2 weeks’ break… and forget about writing for a while. Kindle price 0.99 and paperback 8.99 (one month only), but because of COVID19, prices may vary or be different, depends on the time, country, and Amazon’s decision. OBS! I haven’t checked the print version yet, because the delivery time is much longer. If you’d like...

Maria, Masha, Mary, Mashenka…

All the most powerful emotions come from chaos – fear, anger, love – especially love. Love is chaos itself. Kirsten Miller The novel Mary was written in 1926 by the 27-year-old Nabokov (under the pseudonym Sirin) and published in Berlin. I know people often think that this book is the story about ‘the first love,’ but it is more complicated than that. The book is about the final break up of...

Book Review. My GRL, by John W. Howell

Editorial reviews: When life lands a hammer blow in your face, the best way to respond is to buy a book by John W. Howell. Or all of them! Swipe-Up Dallas Review The bodies of the three men were found in my apartment yesterday. I’d like to invite John W. Howell to solve the crime. It will make my day. Bored billionaire They say that when you’re about to die,...

Because you are currently here…

I’ve found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the living shit out of it. Don Roff The revision of So Absurd It Must Be True is done. Yesterday I sent the book to the proofreader. Book 2 consists of 23 short stories only, but they are longer. I believe the paperback should be 200-210 pages. I have...

Works in progress: updates

So Absurd It Must Be True, Book #2 is on the way – publishing June 2020 (probably one week later than planned). Proofreading will take 14-15 days, plus – beta… but it is almost here! 💃☕️📚 Blurb: It’s hard to describe a book that doesn’t fit anywhere… a book that uncovers the most bizarre human desires and absurd aspects of our lives. In So Absurd It Must Be True, acclaimed...