This week I have been on an adventure. I hit the road and had an incredible journey with a bunch of authors and readers. We all followed Story Empire's authors in their Roadshow with their Traveling Library Bookmobile. Following this adventure we have been to several different places. We have met Driscoll Lake inhabitants with … Continue reading Roadshow at Story Empire
When you try to please everyone, you end up deceiving yourself. Is it to late for you to pursue your passion?
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 … Continue reading Short movies and illusions #inspiration
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: … Continue reading Writer, come home! Join #TribeWriters2.0
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. … Continue reading Facing the truth
Today I'm proud and happy to host a guest post by Lorna Faith, friend and writer who wants to help other writers finding their voices and their purpose. I don't want to steal time and attention from her important message, so no more chatting! Happy reading! ___ Recently I’ve read a couple of blogs from … Continue reading Choose to Keep Writing the Words You Love #GuestPost by Lorna Faith
Tell me... ...would you trust a chef who doesn’t eat? Or a singer who doesn’t listen to music? I don’t think so. Then why should you trust a writer who doesn’t read? A few days ago I was thinking about this and I realised that lately I’ve been reading far less than I used to. I … Continue reading Only trust writers who reads a lot #whatImreading
Yesterday I was at lunch and, as usual on Friday, I was wondering about my next blog post. Let’s face the truth, I’m not consistent at blogging. I try very hard to plan in advance, to decide what to write, to establish branches and folow them but in the end I often feel like I … Continue reading The micracle of accountability
Did you noticed? It’s May already. Which means that Camp NaNoWriMo is over. This time I can’t brag about winning because I didn’t reach my goal of 60000 words but I can sound wise by telling you some of the things I learnt from this experience (some I already knew but it's good to have a … Continue reading What I learnt from failing
In some of my previous posts I stated the importance of never giving up on your dreams and I talked about some strategies to make room for your passion in everyday life. But lately I realized that I forgot something essential. Before deciding not to give up, before planning how to accomplish your goals, before … Continue reading Be confident! If you don’t believe, no one else will
Hallo readers! How are you? I’ve been quite silent lately, because it has been a very hectic period and my free time has been devoted mainly to my fiction writing. Talking about fiction writing... today is a big day because Camp NaNoWriMo begins! What’s that? Camp NaNoWriMo is a rib of NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel … Continue reading Let’s do it again!
It happened to me. It probably happened to you. I’m talking about one of those moments when you think “I so wish I have a …!”. Well then. This is my top three list of inventions that would make me really really happy (sending not-so-subliminal message to inventors all over the world). If you are … Continue reading Three inventions that would make any writer happy
As usual, talking is easier than doing. In the past weeks I found myself on a difficult path, struggling with many of the things I talked about in a previous post. Basically I let life and everyday’s tasks to steal time and energy from my passion (my tendency to procrastinate and put off writing untill conditions are … Continue reading Not practicing what you’re preaching
After weeks of silence, I pick up pen and paper (or better screen and keyboard) to tell you about a brand new book. If you are a writer you would love this book, if you aren’t you’ll want to become one.. I had the honor of being a beta-reader and I read an ARC copy … Continue reading Groovy Cool Writing Techniques has been released today!
Lately I’ve been discussing a very interesting topic with a group of writers. The point was: have you ever felt like life is stealing something from your art? Does everyday life steal time and energy from writing (or whatever your art is)? Is it a life’s problem or is it yours? And, most important, is … Continue reading How to stop everyday life from stealing your passion