The scene is the core of my writing: an image forms in my mind, inspired by whatever captures my senses in a given moment, like a picture of reality. Sometimes I see a person first, from afar, and my camera starts to zoom in, like in a movie scene. As I get closer, I can see the person […]
All writers seem to have always written, and this could be quite an accurate summary of my story, too. I’ve always enjoyed writing in school, and not only for class-related reasons: I was a teenager when I started to write my first novel. It was a complex fantasy saga, where a young female heroin embarked on […]
W was born from a very personal need. I have always loved novels, reading stories about anything and everything, from real tales about women (which ended up becoming my genre of writing) to any kind of science fiction – space opera, time travel, alternative realities, anything that showed creativity and a pinch of craziness. I have also always […]
Let me do something no sane author would ever do: revealing the conclusion in the very first line. It was a blast! One of the highlights of the Conference: David Baldacci speech and photo session on Saturday night From women’s fiction panels, to editing secrets, insider truths from an agent, and keynotes from star authors, […]
This weekend I will attend the Writer’s Digest Conference 2016, the annual appointment for writers who want to meet other writers, learn incredibly useful lessons on how to write, what to write, and how to get (hopefully!) published. As a plus, David Baldacci will be the main keynote speaker, and needless to say I […]
Inspiration hits you and there’s nothing you can do to pull the idea out of your brain.
Incognito, by Nick Payne, astonished me with a sharp and humorous rendition of some of the themes I happen to be most attached to as a writer. It’s hard to tell the story behind Incognito without revealing too much of its interconnected plots and characters, so I will just say it involves Albert Einstein’s brain, […]
Inspiration doesn’t always come easy, especially when you’re waiting for it to save you. A white page is full of potential: it contains infinite possibilities of plots, characters and worlds; it has the power to transform itself into light and darkness, humor and desperation, mystery and romance, all at the same time. It’s like the universe just before the Big […]
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Leap Day is like electing a new President: a convoluted thing that luckily only happens once every four years. Leap Day is like missing your flight because you went to the airport at 5 pm instead of 5 am: the effect of a calendar approximation. Leap Day is like getting a two dollar bill as a change: weird, but somehow cool. I […]