I saw her eyes probing the object, a black square with no apparent feature. Behind the long eyelashes the green globes turned to me: - "And may I ask what the content of this thing might be, if any?" - "I cannot be absolutely sure... You see, like so many, I died in 2084, a … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Buyers, Beware?
It is a rare writer who can combine the spectra of recent history in its full horror, the dreams of love, and the mysteries of the soul. So is Monsieur Murakami. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle was published in Japan in 1995, and once again, I regretted my inability to read the novel in the writer's language. … Continue reading In a deep well, reflections on reading Haruki Murakami’s Wind-up Bird Chronicle
You came A single look The liar behind the smile You, killer of children You will die Now!
A new wacky flavour? Mint Roses, Honey, and finally: Sulfur!
Every writer reaches this point, I expect, sooner or later, when a decision has to be taken: continue the story, or close it, refine it, not just through careful editing, but perhaps rewriting too. After forty odd thousand words the story has its own momentum, and the characters their own agenda. Once one reaches the … Continue reading On page turning #amwriting #amediting
Write a post that includes dialogue between two people — other than you. (For more of a challenge, try three or more people.) They stay silent for a while, then Elga says: "He's observed well, but his memory is failing. I doubt that he will write much more about his experience..." "I would not be … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Groupthink
“Les tenants de l’apparence restent fidèles à l’imitation. Ceux qui recherchent une réalité cachée derrière l’apparence définissent une doctrine de l’invention, de la création.” Jean-Yves Tadié, Marcel Proust, L’artiste selon Ruskin (The advocates of appearance stay loyal to imitation. Those who look for some reality behind appearances define a doctrine of invention, of creation.) I … Continue reading #WritersBlog ~ Feeling guilty, me?
As many writers before me, I have noticed how restless some of my characters can be, from time to time. Then, they seem to resent the narrow jacket of the story, they want more from life, or, maybe, they just want to assert themselves, as independent beings, as their own persons, freed for a while … Continue reading Jane, on Respect #writing
To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it? It's my space. Here I write on subjects that interest me, … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Personal Space
Do we write to redesign all those actions that led to places we did not expect? Is our imagination of way of travelling back, and have our characters do what we did not dare? Looking at this the other way, from the viewpoint of the characters we create, what are their expectations, of us, of … Continue reading #WritersWednesdays: expectations, #amwriting