The Earth in Daimones – An Apocalyptic Travel

            “Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.“ The Daimones Trilogy deals with many themes, from survival and the rebirth of the race of man after an alien apocalypse, to love and romance in a dying world, and the rise of new ethics and morals.  Why […]

The Birth of a Novel

A few days ago, I was asked to share the truth about the birth of a novel, my novel. The interviewer suspected that what is narrated in the novel came from real life experiences. She said, “there are things that are difficult to invent.” She’s not wrong. They must be suffered first to become a […]

A Year in the Making …

Today marks a milestone for me as a person and as a writer. Today I’ll open my heart to you, I’ll show you my doubts, my frustrations, and my dreams, too. An author, a writer, a person, a husband, a father. How many hats do we wear every day? Ah, yes, also a professional, a […]

Mesmerizing Viewers and Readers. Stephen Jared – Actor and Writer

Ladies and gentlemen, today I have the immense pleasure to host Stephen Jared. <Spotlights flood the scene, the audience is in standing ovation, and the roar is deafening.> I know, I know. I warned some of you that we would have had a special guest, but you have to agree with me: I floored you! […]

Does reading actually change the brain?

EMORY UNIVERSITY Original Study by Carol Clark-Emory on December 23, 2013 After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers. Their findings, that reading a novel may cause changes in resting-state connectivity of the brain that persist, appear in the journal Brain Connectivity. “Stories shape our […]

How Long Should a Book Be? Word Count For Books Explained

This is an excerpt of a longer post by Chuck Sambuchino from Writers’ Digest. – October 24, 2012 Interestingly I happened to fall within the ‘right word range’ but the right length is the one that has a beginning, a middle, and an ending, all three satisfying and making the story live in readers’ mind. After […]

National Novel Writing Month Powers Up with Half a Million Writers

Berkeley, CA (October 7, 2013) In its 15th year, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) expects a historic 500,000 writers to join the largest writing event in the world. The challenge? To write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November. Half a million people on all seven continents (including one very chilly writer at Antarctica’s […]

Show, Do Not Tell…

Do not tell. How Christopher Marlowe, in Doctor Faustus, described Helen of Troy? Hers, he said, was “the face that launched a thousand ships.” See, no details! and yet, even today, Helen of Troy is fabled as one of the most beautiful women in the world, all ages confounded. Show, do not tell, also means that you have […]

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