Writer on vacation! – part 1

It’s strange to be home again. Believe it or not, this one to the States was the longest trip I’ve ever took and being home again after two weeks it’s odd at first. Just to start, my home’s rooms seem huge after the hotel’s rooms. Andrea and I have been to very good hotels, but … Continue reading Writer on vacation! – part 1

Writer, come home! Join #TribeWriters2.0

A few days ago, when I first logged in the brand new version of Tribe Writers from my smartphone, the first sentence I saw was this: You are here: Home. I knew that the sentence was about my position in the website, but this made me smile, because that's how Tribe Writers make me feel: … Continue reading Writer, come home! Join #TribeWriters2.0

Three key rules I learnt about Twitter

Was I to tell you how much conservative and lazy I am when it comes to new technologies and communication media you wouldn’t believe it. Still, I am. Every time a new social network, a new platform or a new technological gadget hits the net, I’m like “Oh, for God’s sake, I just learnt how … Continue reading Three key rules I learnt about Twitter

Does self publishing sound like taking the easy road?

Lately I've been thinking a lot about my first novel, Secrets of a Handbag, and what I want to do with it. I'm halfway through what I hope it's the final rewriting of the Italian version, and it's only natural to start considering what kind of road I'm going to take. First question: do I … Continue reading Does self publishing sound like taking the easy road?

Facing the truth

Wanting to be a writer is clearly not enough to become one. And inspiration alone will lead you to nowhere. Being a writer requires a lot of hard work, commitment and sacrifice. It’s difficult, but not impossible. If you made choices that had nothing to do with writing in your life, it’s even more difficult. … Continue reading Facing the truth

Finding Eliza by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman #whatImreading

Let’s face it, even if I can read and enjoy a lot of different genres from non-fiction to romance, I usually go for fantasy, science fiction, thrillers and detective stories. However from time to time I need a breath of fresh air and I dive in something different. Finding Eliza was exactly that.  A beautiful … Continue reading Finding Eliza by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman #whatImreading

Calasade: Blood Isle by Mark Stone #whatImreading

Are you searching for something new to read? Then stop by for a moment and read. You won't be disappointed! Take a look at this beautiful cover... This is the cover of the incredible book I just finished reading. I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange of an honest review and … Continue reading Calasade: Blood Isle by Mark Stone #whatImreading

Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting

As you may have understood by now, I’m not good at making my life easier. I already had a crowded schedule with my job, this blog, my ongoing projects and the job as a translator. You may think that this would have been enough. But I can’t let an opportunity for writing more slip away. … Continue reading Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting

Choose to Keep Writing the Words You Love #GuestPost by Lorna Faith

Today I'm proud and happy to host a guest post by Lorna Faith, friend and writer who wants to help other writers finding their voices and their purpose. I don't want to steal time and attention from her important message, so no more chatting! Happy reading! ___ Recently I’ve read a couple of blogs from … Continue reading Choose to Keep Writing the Words You Love #GuestPost by Lorna Faith

Only trust writers who reads a lot #whatImreading

Tell me... ...would you trust a chef who doesn’t eat? Or a singer who doesn’t listen to music? I don’t think so. Then why should you trust a writer who doesn’t read? A few days ago I was thinking about this and I realised that lately I’ve been reading far less than I used to. I … Continue reading Only trust writers who reads a lot #whatImreading

Make your newsletter the one you would be happy to receive

Wherever I turn, I see newsletters and requests to subscribe to mailing lists of all sorts (there’s even one at the top of my page, isn’t it weird?). There are a lot (A LOT) of influential voices who strongly sustain the importance, rather the absolute need, of setting a mailing list to connect with your … Continue reading Make your newsletter the one you would be happy to receive

The micracle of accountability

Yesterday I was at lunch and, as usual on Friday, I was wondering about my next blog post. Let’s face the truth, I’m not consistent at blogging. I try very hard to plan in advance, to decide what to write, to establish branches and folow them but in the end I often feel like I … Continue reading The micracle of accountability

How to torture an Italian in one simple sadistic step

Do you know any Italian people? I’m talking to foreigners of course. If you do and you like to live dangerously, you can try an experiment. The next time you are with your Italian friend, be sure that the topic of food is discussed and if you are asked - but for the sake of … Continue reading How to torture an Italian in one simple sadistic step

What I learnt from failing

Did you noticed? It’s May already. Which means that Camp NaNoWriMo is over. This time I can’t brag about winning because I didn’t reach my goal of 60000 words but I can sound wise by telling you some of the things I learnt from this experience (some I already knew but it's good to have a … Continue reading What I learnt from failing

Be confident! If you don’t believe, no one else will

In some of my previous posts I stated the importance of never giving up on your dreams and I talked about some strategies to make room for your passion in everyday life. But lately I realized that I forgot something essential. Before deciding not to give up, before planning how to accomplish your goals, before … Continue reading Be confident! If you don’t believe, no one else will