Some time ago, I stumbled across people discussing some reference to Pride and Prejudice. To my surprise, one of the points raised was that one cannot consider oneself a book-lover if one has not read Pride and Prejudice. That gave me a pause. I definitely consider myself a book worm, but at the same time, I haven’t read anything by Jane Austen. And come to think of it, I haven’t read a bunch of other books considered classics either. Continue reading “Pride and Prejudice and Other Classics I Didn’t Read”
August turned out a very weird month, riddled with both expected and unexpected distractions. As if life had figured out that since I had finally started to settle after the move and get back to my routines, it was time to spice things up a bit. Or maybe a lot. Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – August”
August was marked with some unexpected happenings, so there are only 3 pictures, but I hope you’ll enjoy them nevertheless. Continue reading “The Wordwitch: A Writer’s Life in Pictures – August”
When I first arrived in Ireland, I lived at my friends’ place, on the north side of Dublin. The area consisted of indistinctive dark gray houses that must have been built back in 70’s, and small gardens that weren’t much to look at in late autumn. Once I found a job, I moved closer to it, and for the next eight years I became the resident of Dublin’s south side. Continue reading “The Story from the Bag That Was Stolen”
As months continue to dash toward the end of the year, I’m back – yet again and seemingly way too soon – with my regular report on my writer’s life. The memories of my move across the States slowly fade, and I find myself rebuilding my routines. Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – July 2018”
It’s time for another month’s summary of the Wordwitch pictures, so if you missed any on Twitter and Facebook, or you aren’t a social media animal to begin with, you can find the July drawings below. Continue reading “The Wordwitch: A Writer’s Life in Pictures – July”
This month at 10 Minute Novelists, I talk about how becoming a beta reader for other writer can make someone a better writer.
If you look up online advice for writers, you’ll likely find a mention of beta readers and how crucial they are for improving one’s writing. Yet, with all the emphasis out there on finding a beta reader or ten, there’s very little said about how being a beta reader improves your own writing.
So if you never thought about becoming a beta reader, hop over to my guest post. Continue reading “Becoming a Beta Reader, Becoming a Better Writer at 10 Minute Novelists”
In the Origin of the Story series I’ll be sharing insights of how some of my stories came to be. What inspired them, and what kind of process followed it. All of that spoiler-free, so you can still enjoy the story if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet.
Today I share the process behind my post-apocalyptic short story, To Conquer the Sea. As you will see, it traveled quite a lot publication-wise, but it’s now available on my website. Continue reading “To Conquer the Sea: The Origin of a Story”
It seems like forever already since I moved to Virginia, but only now I finally feel that my mind and life are settling back into a routine. After rather perilous two months, I welcomed some steady productivity and progress, especially in my writing, even if it wasn’t as fast as I’d hoped to. Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – June 2018”
It’s time for another month’s summary of the Wordwitch pictures, so if you missed any on Twitter and Facebook, or you aren’t a social media animal to begin with, you can find the June drawings below.
As always, I hope these pictures will make you smile, and maybe you’ll be able to relate to some of them as well.