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
As you may have understood by now, I’m not good at making my life easier. I already had a crowded schedule with my job, this blog, my ongoing projects and the job as a translator. You may think that this would have been enough. But I can’t let an opportunity for writing more slip away. … Continue reading Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting
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
Wherever I turn, I see newsletters and requests to subscribe to mailing lists of all sorts (there’s even one at the top of my page, isn’t it weird?). There are a lot (A LOT) of influential voices who strongly sustain the importance, rather the absolute need, of setting a mailing list to connect with your … Continue reading Make your newsletter the one you would be happy to receive
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
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
Hello readers! How are you? I’m here just for a quick update. I have some interesting news that will affect my writing, that’s why I thought to share them with you. First of all, during the past weeks Andrea (my boyfriend) and I moved definitely to our new appartment and this imply two things. We … Continue reading Changes
Once upon a time, when I was young and foolish, I wanted to be a writer but did nothing to become one. I wanted to write but I didn’t take the time to put the words on paper. I had a journal and started some stories, but never finished one. I was paralysed by fear, … Continue reading The fear of running out of ideas – Writing Nightmares #11
Have you ever heard about One Lovely Blog Award? It’s nothing official, it’s an award blogger decide to give to other bloggers to show their appreciation and support. How does it works? Well, there are a few simple rules: you have to be nominated by another blogger. once you have been nominated, you can … Continue reading One lovely blog award! What’s that?
Good morning folks! As you may have noticed, it has been a while since my last post. Missed me? If the answer is yes, then rejoice: I'm back! If the answer is no, I don't care: I'm back anyway. During this interval, I thought a lot about my blog (my blogs actually, dont' forget that … Continue reading News, restyling and freebie!
Don't you hate when you have tons of things to do but you don't know where to begin? Do you ever feel like you run in circles, wearing out your energy without accomplishing a thing? Well, I know the feeling very well and, since I am trying to include a writing habit in my everyday … Continue reading The list maker (or how to turn a compulsion into a useful habit)
Isn't it strange that, in this era of social media, videos, pictures, softwares and apps, a lot of people still choose to tell their stories by writing? There must be something in the act of writing that it's attractive to all of those people (and I am one of them). The difficult part is to … Continue reading Writers it’s time to join the WRiTe CLUB!
Imagine the scene. Three huge pavilions full of stalls and stands, with hundreds of publishing houses. 339.000 visitors in five days . This is the International Book Fair in Turin. It's an event I can't miss! My phylosophy is to ignore the big publishing houses (their books can be found every where and they don't apply … Continue reading Authors, show up!