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Lessons Learned from Reading The Witcher Saga

Lessons Learned from Reading The Witcher Saga

Some of you might have heard about a successful video game series by CD Project called The Witcher, but probably not many know it all started with a short story sent to a contest organized by a Polish speculative fiction magazine. “The Witcher Saga” by Andrzej Sapkowski that grew out of this one story not only became a source of inspiration for the games, but is also a series on which a whole generation of Polish speculative fiction fans grew…

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A Month of Writing – May 2016

A Month of Writing – May 2016

After a very busy April, I thought I deserved to take a breath and have a few days of a break. I took my mind off writing, relaxed a bit, and… before I realized, half of the month was magically gone. And then, before I even could think of catching up a bit, May was already ending.

7 Things Dancing Has Thaught Me About Writing

7 Things Dancing Has Thaught Me About Writing

Let’s get it out of the way: I’ll never be a professional, or even semi-professional dancer. I’m not even close to being one. I’m a clutz, trip over my own legs, and doing repetitious spins brings my stomach to its limits. And when I dance, I probably look like someone having a severe attack of jitters. But I love dancing, and when it comes to physical activities, it’s one of my favorites (along with hiking and swimming). And, as surprising…

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A Month of Writing – April 2016

A Month of Writing – April 2016

April was supposed to be the month in which I finally settle down after my big move across continents, and I was looking forward to setting up some sort of a routine, but reality forced me to reconsider my plans as building one does not happen overnight.

A Month of Writing – March 2016

A Month of Writing – March 2016

After my struggles in January and February, I hoped March to be a better writing time for me. Of course, I knew that settling in a new country, learning things, filling (and filing) in paperwork, and many other things would keep me occupied, but with the most stress out of the way, I had high hopes for catching up with everything. Lesson learned: don’t have high hopes.

Guest Post on Double Edged (S)words

Guest Post on Double Edged (S)words

This weekend I have a pleasure of being a guest on Double Edged S(words), Marcin Dolecki’s website, with my A Good Reason to Write (in a Second Language) post. Hop over to check it, and check other posts by Marcin who is both a writer and a philosopher.

Music Inspirations – part 4

Music Inspirations – part 4

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my music inspirations with you (feel free to check previous posts). Not because I haven’t found new inspiring music, but because I have a habit of putting a song in a loop while I write, usually picking the one that fits my mood, not the scene I’m working on. It’s useful in a way, as I can recycle songs for many scenes and stories, but I don’t associate them with a particular scene…

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A Month of Writing – February 2016

A Month of Writing – February 2016

As you might know, February was the month of a big move for me. Busy with wrapping up various official things, packing my belongings, and cleaning my apartment, I didn’t have time and energy to write much, and not only I didn’t manage to write every day, but also didn’t meet my goal of the average 1000 words a day. Have I failed this month’s 365k Club challenge? No. I’d rather say February was quite a success for me.

A Month of Writing – January 2016

A Month of Writing – January 2016

With the start of 2016 a new edition of 365k Club is back and I’m back as well, writing or at least trying to write. January had turned out quite a challenging month for me, for several reasons, and even though I expected some rough patches, I hoped a much more different beginning.

7 Reasons to Write Short Stories

7 Reasons to Write Short Stories

I have a confession to make: I like short stories. I like to read them, those morsels of distant worlds, bite-sized and perfect for lunchtime and commuting. I like to write them too as they help me experiment with my style and explore all those tiny bits of ideas that wouldn’t suffice to become a basis of a novel. But for some reason many writers I talk to them online neither writes them or considers them worth the effort. Sure,…

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