Love in Time of… Quarantine

For those of you who live under a rock, deep down in a cozy cave, under miles and miles of sea water, too high in the clouds where cable and wi-fi suck, you should know that we are in quarantine. Most of the world is staying at home and avoiding people, which, if I have to be honest is what I usually do anyway.

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Reading Pledge 2020

Last year was, well, a bust. I managed to read only 69 books even though I wasn’t working most of the time because of my pregnancy. You would think that with all that free time I’ll sit on my ass and get some more reading done. Yeah… no.

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The Great Hunt [or where to look for ideas]

It turns out that the most common reason for not being able to write – which applies to me and many, many others – is the lack of ideas or inspiration. Some have a hard time starting their story, others write themselves in the corner, others write without a problem but struggle with making the story come to life.

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Reading Pledge 2019

Last year I’ve made a similar post with a very long and compulsive list of books I felt I should read – all those I had at home gathering dust and calling to be read. Unfortunately life got the better of me and I got carried away with planning a wedding, honeymoon, trips and generally working so I got nowhere near where I wanted to be.

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Resonance in Writing

Resonance, when it comes to writing, is the ability to use other works (without plagiarizing) that resonate with your readers to promote your own book. The resonance may come simply from the genre you’re writing in, from the themes in your book, from similarities in names (like the book title) or characters.

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Using SETTING in Fiction [Part 2]

Last week we spoke about using different aspect of SETTING in our stories and namely, using sounds to enhance a scene, a character, an emotion. This week we move on to another aspect that can help us make our chapters, our scenes more realistic, more enticing – help us set mood or invoke emotion about a place or a character.

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