Short movies and illusions #inspiration

Short movies and illusions #inspiration

Where does the idea for a story come from? To tell you the truth, as a reader, I never really think about it. When a good story grabs my attention, it’s unusual for me to linger about its genesis. As a writer though I’m always well aware of what inspire my stories and I often …

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The heroes of early morning

The heroes of early morning

Let’s debunk a myth. It’s not that early risers doesn’t like to sleep. They appreciate a full eight hours night of sleep like everyone else. The reason why they get up early to get stuff done is not some masochistic game, it’s just that: they want to get stuff done. And they know they’re more …

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Writer on vacation! – part 1

Writer on vacation! – part 1

It’s strange to be home again. Believe it or not, this one to the States was the longest trip I’ve ever took and being home again after two weeks it’s odd at first. Just to start, my home’s rooms seem huge after the hotel’s rooms. Andrea and I have been to very good hotels, but …

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Writer, come home! Join #TribeWriters2.0

Writer, come home! Join #TribeWriters2.0

A few days ago, when I first logged in the brand new version of Tribe Writers from my smartphone, the first sentence I saw was this: You are here: Home. I knew that the sentence was about my position in the website, but this made me smile, because that’s how Tribe Writers make me feel: …

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Three key rules I learnt about Twitter

Three key rules I learnt about Twitter

Was I to tell you how much conservative and lazy I am when it comes to new technologies and communication media you wouldn’t believe it. Still, I am. Every time a new social network, a new platform or a new technological gadget hits the net, I’m like “Oh, for God’s sake, I just learnt how …

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Does self publishing sound like taking the easy road?

Does self publishing sound like taking the easy road?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my first novel, Secrets of a Handbag, and what I want to do with it. I’m halfway through what I hope it’s the final rewriting of the Italian version, and it’s only natural to start considering what kind of road I’m going to take. First question: do I …

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Facing the truth

Facing the truth

Wanting to be a writer is clearly not enough to become one. And inspiration alone will lead you to nowhere. Being a writer requires a lot of hard work, commitment and sacrifice. It’s difficult, but not impossible. If you made choices that had nothing to do with writing in your life, it’s even more difficult. …

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