It is quite understandable that writers are the kind of people who can get creative when it comes to insulting another person. Given the nature of their job, they are proficient in both swearing and metaphors. But what happens when one of them decides to insult a fellow writer? Well, it just gives us something to smile about. Continue reading Harsh Writer-on-Writer Insults
Is suffering necessary in order to create art?
Quite the question, right?
Psychologists claim writers to be some %150 more susceptible to suffer from bi-polar disorder. Also, quite a lot of famous artists suffered from depression, schizophrenia, and a bunch of other disorders.
A lot of them committed suicide. Continue reading TMM: Suffering
“Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile. Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again.” – Emil Cioran
It’s my honest belief that people aren’t built to be alone. Most people can’t stand silence. The world grows noisier and faster every day. We rarely stop and look around, we rarely try to spend time alone, to figure things out for ourselves.
“Why?” is the one question that makes us more human than any other, and we’ve stopped asking it. We don’t care.
But artists are different. Continue reading TMM: Solitude
I am a big fan of Latin American writers, especially G.G. Marquez and Julio Cortazar, but I have to admit to the fact that Adolfo Bioy Casares exerts a special influence on me. He lived his life under the shadow of Borges’ immense genius and was often overshadowed by the brilliant prose of a writer who can, with ease, be considered as the best writer never to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
But Casares, even though not as famous as his best friend, and most certainly not as brilliant, managed to grow in a different direction and forge a different style. He did all that, but he managed one more thing, for which I commend him greatly. He wrote this short novel.
Continue reading Book Review: The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who created some 2100 works. Considered to be among the most influential artists of all time. He only sold one painting during his lifetime. Famous for cutting his ear off, being misunderstood and marginalized all his life to become a genius after his death. Continue reading Showcase: Vincent van Gogh
A must-read for any writer out there.
Even though the same basic principles apply to all blogs, different topics require slightly different perspectives.
What about writers? Especially fiction writers?
Even though it’s crucial to have an online presence, to use all the tools at your disposal to find and interact with potential readers for your books, what do you blog about?
Specifically, what do you blog about in such a way as to cater to the target audience of your writing?
Because this is the main issues: a lot of writers blog about writing, self-publishing, and book promotion, which in term attracts other aspiring writers, who are not in their target demographic for their books.
Simply put, most writers blog about stuff that readers don’t care about.
But do not worry, here are seven post ideas to get you started.
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