Many of you would love to write better short stories or poems, more compelling blog posts, more intriguing articles. And you’ve probably heard all the old advice by now. Practice makes perfect. Get your 10,000 hours in. Just show up and write.
And of course, these are all great ideas, but implementing them takes a lot of time. It’s not like you can write for 10,000 hours in a week or so. It’s not physically possible.
Or as they say…
What if I were to tell you there are a couple of ways you can improve your writing right now? No years and years of practice required.
What would you say?
Well, you’d be glad you decided to read this post.
Continue reading “How to Improve Your Writing… Right Now”
If you’ve always wanted to share your thoughts and ideas and stories with the world, then surely you’ve asked yourself this simple questions: How do I become a better writer?
Well, even though it takes years and years of practice, following these five simple steps will drastically improve your writing. Continue reading “5 Simple Steps To Drastically Improve Your Writing”
Inspiration has no schedule.
To those of you who have no muse today, tonight, tomorrow: wait. Do not worry, for it does nothing but hinder your inspiration and ability to concentrate.
To those who have found your muse: use it. Abuse it. Have fun. Enjoy.
To all the rest: I have no idea what you’re doing here, on this blog.
You’ve got to admit it: sometimes you do want your brain messed with and watch some bizarre and inexplicable movie. Lucky you, there are countless such movies: surreal to the point of insanity. From iconic directors like David Lynch and Harmony Korine to underground indie filmmakers, it seems as if, at one point or another, almost everyone has put the work into creating something frightening and strange.
Some of these are pretty thought provoking in their weirdness, and others are straight up gory and gross, thus eating popcorn becomes optional.
Brace yourselves for the ten weirdest movies of all time.
Continue reading “Ten Weirdest Movies of All Time”
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker, often considered to be the most important Spanish artist of the 18th century, the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. I’d say he was one of the best artists to reveal the darkness that resides in our souls. All that is greedy and wrong with human nature. Continue reading “Showcase: Francisco Goya”
“No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.”
― Antonin Artaud
A few years ago I stopped writing fiction. As a matter of fact, I stopped writing much of anything. A few posts here and there, mostly as short as possible, inspired by a nice quote or by some thought.
I couldn’t focus on anything for longer than half an hour.
I was earning enough to cover living expenses, to indulge once in a while… Continue reading “Is Suffering The Secret Ingredient to Great Art?”
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
― Isaac Asimov
In my humble opinion, there are two main rules to becoming a writer: read a lot and write a lot. You can’t do one without the other, no matter how much you try. Fiction writing is different than any other kind of writing, and there’s a point in knowing the conventions of the genre before you can break them.
But today’s post is about writing. A lot. Continue reading “TMM: Write, write, write”
“Words are loneliness.” – Henry Miller
You find yourself late at night in a quiet room. There’s no one around; no movement, no noise, nothing to break time into small pieces. You are alone. And you begin to type words on a computer. While the entire world seems to dream, you type away all the dreams you have stored up in your heart. Slowly, maybe even painfully at times, you write all those dreams into existence. They take a different form… not quite alive, but not as dead as they feel when they’re trapped inside your mind. Continue reading “TMM: Words are loneliness”
Diaspar is a city inhabited by 20 million people. In Diaspar there are no days and nights, only afternoons. No one sleeps. People are born by a computer that controls absolutely everything, and a life cycle lasts a thousand years. People are young until the day they day.
Diaspar is the last city on Earth that survives the passage of time, a place in which the laws of life and death are not applicable. Continue reading “Book Review: The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke”