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.
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.
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.
As most bloggers know, to keep your web page showing up into the google search engine results, you have to post on a regular base. Apart form this little tidbit of knowledge, I have no clue how this google algorithm works. To be blatantly honest with you, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and all the other … Continue reading About Writing without Inspiration
“Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being.” One who gets lost in life and takes all those tales literally, can forget that novelist very often lie in order to explain some truth.
A post about books that allow readers to become protagonists.
The average length of a best seller is 375 pages, set inside the USA and the protagonist is a female lawyer or detective. Romance is an upcoming segment: from 5 % of the sales in 1994 to 40 % on Amazon today and it has been demonstrated that men have a slight preference for a male main protagonist.
Sometimes, one of the toughest things we hear in a day is criticism. We never want to hear that we are not doing something the right way.
Last week we had a film festival on our little rock in the Atlantic; The Las Palmas Film Festival 2019. My general appreciation of the program was lukewarm, but there was one documentary that stuck out. It wasn’t even part of the official section but was screened in the margin of the festival as a private … Continue reading The Enigma Called Frank Zappa
From an anthropological point of view, carnival is a reversal ritual, in which social roles are reversed and norms about desired behavior are suspended, but cannot interrupt my never-ending quest to combine entertainment and learning. An interesting upcoming event is the science carnival organized by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (April 20 - 28, 2019), … Continue reading Carnival at the Franklin Institute.
In my search for artistically projects that are inspired by the same themes as my writing project, I stumbled upon THE SECRET AND IMPOSSIBLE LEAGUE OF THE NOOSPHERE. This theater production is the result of conversations between director Meghan Arnette and playwright Darian Lindle about theater, science fiction, identity, the female voice, and the power … Continue reading SILON
In this post I would like to explore some artistically personality traits as inspired by the compositions of Giorgio Morode. The album Einzelgänger was first produced in Germany in 1975 and contained some electronic experimental soundtracks that at the time of its release attracted almost zero attention. The Englishman Bellotte was in charge of the … Continue reading The Artist as an Einzelgänger
The title of this post refers to a dance company that that takes inspiration from very similar sources as I do as a writer. The research behind their art is rooted in physics and astrophysics, as well as in their personal insight into Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the connections that lie between these seemingly different … Continue reading HUMANHOOD
Teachers and professors don't need to be clowns. However, they do need to engage their students. If you have more than 20 minutes of rigorous teaching, the student cannot anymore pay attention to the teacher. So the teacher has to change the adult mood to the child mood by humor, and that is why you … Continue reading The Teacher’s Obligation to Entertain vs. the Entertainer’s Obligation to Teach.