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 … Continue reading 40 reasons why do I write #challenge
What if you simply don’t have a passion? Here is something you can do about it.
When you try to please everyone, you end up deceiving yourself. Is it to late for you to pursue your passion?
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 … Continue reading Can you pretend to be someone else?
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 … Continue reading A writer’s desk #writingnook
Travelling in the USA - part 2.1. This time I'm going to tell you about our days in New York City
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 … Continue reading The heroes of early morning
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
Do you know any Italian people? I’m talking to foreigners of course. If you do and you like to live dangerously, you can try an experiment. The next time you are with your Italian friend, be sure that the topic of food is discussed and if you are asked - but for the sake of … Continue reading How to torture an Italian in one simple sadistic step
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
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