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.
Now that society is struggling to deal with a devastating flu pandemic, I found the time ripe to give this subject some thoughts in a literary context. The first plague writings emerged around 1665 and resulted in innovative dialogues on a long endured illness. While the collective memory of the plague as an affliction was … Continue reading Writing in Times of Pestilence
During the past weeks the word transition was prominently echoing through my mind. The primary cause for it was that I’ve been traveling extensively lately before settling down again in one of my familiar lay backs, Grand Canary. Soon after my arrival, the island was hit by a heavy sandstorm (locally referred to as a … Continue reading Transitions
Even a hardcore plotter can sometimes be surprised how, by adding or changing some little detail into the narrative while typing out a manuscript, can give a completely different dynamic to the plot of a novel.