Tag: writing

40 reasons why do I write #challenge

40 reasons why do I write #challenge

A few days ago I saw this post on positivewriter.com: 40 reasons why do you write. Beside listing the author’s 40 reasons, the post asks writers to take the challenge, write 40 reasons and post on your blog. How could I resist? At first I thought finding 40 would prove difficult, but in the end once …

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Can you pretend to be someone else?

Can you pretend to be someone else?

A few days ago a friend of mine who’s also a writer, Joan Hall, got me involved in a “game” on Twitter. We had to describe our WIP (work in progress) in three words. This was the result… “Always be yourself” were the first three words that I came up with and a second later I …

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A writer’s desk #writingnook

A writer’s desk #writingnook

How do you imagine a writer’s desk? A huge mahogany table enlightened by a sunbeam coming from a bow window? A modern desk covered in notes from which the shape of a laptop surfaces? Or a piece of furniture, tidy and clean, with just a laptop, a notebook, a pen and some literary award? However …

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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, 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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