Tagged: Writing

What is a novel if not a trap for catching a hero?

“You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?” I asked as I closed the book’s cover and headed for the door. “They always end up dead.” Leigh Bardugo To spread the word about my wonderful, truly sparkling and never-shredding thriller book Sophia von X, I decided to promote it on Chic Lit Cafe – books & reviews What can I add to everything that has already been said about Sophia’s story...

PANTS DOWN!

Quotes about writing, part #2 A person who publishes a book will fully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book – nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book – nothing can help him. Edna St. Vincent Millay I’ve always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it’s a bit like fucking — which is fun only for...

10 Eye-Opening Writing Rituals from Great Writers

The author should die once he has finished writing. So as not to trouble the path of the text. Umberto Eco The truth is (social distancing or not), I am still a very disorganised author. How could I publish so many books? 🤨 I don’t know.  That’s why I’m diving in into some rituals of the greatest, in hope to learn a thing or two… or to find the answers.  Kazuo Ishiguro...

Déjà vu or how do you vu it?

Déjà vu is simply remembrance of the future. Wayne Gerard Trotman The subtle pull of familiarity while witnessing an event isn’t uncommon. Over two-thirds of the population are projected to encounter an episode of Déjà vu at some point in their life – the odd sensation that the events transpiring before you are a reoccurrence of previous experiences. Déjà vu has led many to seek the answers behind the curtain....

Hocus-pocus or how to create an awesome book from a crappy unfinished material in 2 weeks…

Hello, February! The one-month-long vacation is over and the reality of “damn, Ray… are you going to edit the book?” is here, slapping my face with a warning of fast-approaching deadlines. In a world of Indie Publishing, jam-packed with frustration, chaos, confusion, anxiety, and laziness, it’s really hard to stay on track 24/7. Things to remember when you need a push: No one cares! It is you against you. Every...

Ink… a Drug (Nabokov’s #quote)

The last post of 2019… What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don’t seem to accomplish anything – just a few pages, most of which don’t seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud. Louis Sachar 1. What a crazy year!! 2. Blurb for “SOPHIA von X” is ready!  Genre: religious...

Choose “MUST” in 2020

#takeawaykeys from the book of Elle Luna “The Crossroads of Should and Must: find and follow your passion” Picasso said about his life and work “It’s not what an artist does that counts, but what he IS.” What he did was what he was. WHAT HE DID WAS WHAT HE WAS. JOB = CAREER = CALLING. Now ask yourself: a) who you are? B) what you do? C) are you doing...