This post deviates a little from my regular discourse and has been triggered by mounting military tensions between Turkey and Greece about some drilling rights in the Mediterranean. Now, there is a similar dispute between Spain and Morocco about some areas in the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the Canary Islands. Because Morocco isn’t part of the … Continue reading What the heck is going on?
Today was my turn to do the cooking. I choose to make an old time favorite of mine: chicken soup. It’s an easy recipe and while you’re doing the vegetable cutting, your mind has plenty of time to wander around . Although keep your eyes on the knife blade if you want to remain attached … Continue reading The Inductive Circuit Coupling between Chicken Soup and Literature.
Most creative minds are familiar with this duality. You have an inspired vision of a wonderful project, you start enthusiastically working on it. Time goes by, you get a block how to translate your idea into something concrete, you run into practical issues, you lose your stamina, and before you know it, your mind wanders … Continue reading The Creative Restlessness and Discipline.
Most people who follow this blog know about my inclination towards research procrastination. I've recently published an essay called "The All is an Egg" in which I tried to develop a blueprint that would unify all the fields of human knowledge and skills. The fundamental principle behind all this is relatively simple and is derived of … Continue reading Suddenly 200 pages became 500 pages.
For me it is self-evident that every author is interested in literary criticism. I rely by myself on critics to sieve through the tsunami of literature that nowadays is released upon us by Amazon. Most of them are doing a great job and last year in May I’ve dedicated already a post that dealt with … Continue reading Reviewers and Pretenders.
In this post I would like to explore the complex relations between literature and economics. I’m holding the conviction that those who’re mainly financially motivated or search to reach higher social status through a literary activity, are approaching this field with a wrong mindset. If you want to become rich or famous by writing … Continue reading Money and Literature.
Although I’m almost religious about posting once a week some post of about 500 words on my blog, lately I’ve been so busy that I willfully neglected this self-imposed deadline. What happened? Covid 19. Suddenly I had so much time to write I didn’t have no time to do anything more. Weird. As a novelist … Continue reading Research Procrastination, Time and Books.
The forces shaping our future are not inevitable in the sense that they are ‘preordained’ or irrefutable. Rather, they are inevitable because: They’re already happening, have been ‘happening’ for more than thirty years, and will keep happening;They are fundamentally driven by the underlying dynamics of technology itself, determined by mathematics and physics. While Kelly in … Continue reading What’s on US?
My main motivation to turn to audio books was that I’m spending so much time of the day staring at a screen, that in the evening my eyes are too tired to read any further.
If your interests can be determined by an algorithm, this implicates that the majority of your choices are determined by external factors and not necessary in your own best interest.
The Newtonian space and time collapsed in 1905 when Albert Einstein, at the age of twenty-six, published four groundbreaking papers: On the Photoelectric Effect; Brownian Motion; The Special Relativity, and The Equivalence of Mass and Energy. The new concept is that all objects are moving vibrations in the space-time continuum. The quantum physician Heisenberg introduced … Continue reading About Cryptomathematics.
Since US literature, as represented by the US Library of Congress, has the whole universe as a subject, one could assume that this system is also governed by the same mechanisms that it describes. In the following two paragraphs I would like to outline some analogies between what most people consider as two disciplines who … Continue reading The US Literary Universe.
Bots can be extremely sophisticated such as (i) generating pseudo posts which look like human generated to interact with humans on a social network, (ii) reposting post, photographs or status of the others, and (iii) adding comments or likes to posts, (iv) building connections with other accounts.
Under this paragraph you find a synopsis of the most recurring questions that were posted on a Facebook page about creative writing.
We live in a time where conspiracy theories are rampant and slowly start to realize how this disinformation is contributing to a logarithmic growing degree of social entropy. There is a whole section of literature dedicated to it and I like to call it confabulated history books presented as nonfiction.
Resurrection isn’t anymore the monopoly of theologians, priests and other religious leaders, but has become also a recurring subject of intense research and speculation among artists and scientists.
The main purpose of this novel is to entertain the reader with a historical fantasy: a spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy and absolute power, set against the canvas of North America, Europe and Asia during World War 1 and the ensuing great depression.
Marketing is the bane of my existence as a writer. It distracts me from what I really want to be doing: writing. It forces me to enter into the uncivilized world of advertising, where strident ads claw their way into the consumer’s consciousness, convincing the public to buy what they don’t want, can’t use, but must have.
Writing is a way to find rest and repose amidst an incredibly busy and bustling life — an oasis found through the writing process and its fruition. It helps me to release some complex and convoluted thoughts that I foist with the narrative of a historical fantasy. This provides me with an effective source of grounding and stress release and takes a greater burden off of my shoulders.
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. I’m pretty much f*cked.  No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences … Continue reading A Collage of First Lines from Novels.