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Category Archive for: writing

On the future of me (and this blog)

I think I made a decision about my general “social media” and “internet” presence. I’m going to ditch my writing blog. More precisely, I’m going to stop updating it with my writing stuff, I’ll keep it for my design job. And I’ll move all my writing on my Patreon page. This will result in less…

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He who lived on the land and has legs

Hi everyone. I wanted to write a short story forcing myself into a specific theme. Since I was a little afraid of online contest, such as NaNoWriMo, I decided to try myself with something easier: #MerMay. #MerMay is a little challenge posted in the community of animators and illustrators. I heard of it from my…

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Brandon Sanderson’s online writing course (free!)

Good day people! Today I want to share with you a link. If you are, like me, an aspiring author you surely have heard of Brandon Sanderson’s online courses. If you hadn’t, let me introduce him a little. Brandon Sanderson is an acclaimed fantasy and scifi author. He wrote an insane amount of books in…

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History and Myth of the Orcs’ Invasions – 01

Image: Menacing looking shoot of a T-800 endoskeleton prop by Dick Thomas Johnson Hi everyone. This is my first short story. As you probably already know I’m a huge fan of both fantasy and science fiction. This series of short stories (ranging from one to three thousands words) is my homage to both genre: ORCS IN SPACE! This…

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A story about my #MerMay story

Image: K 626, Requiem mass in D minor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the Austrian National Library, Codex 17561b, folio 87/33 (recto). Good day people! I recently wrote a song to fit into a short story. It’s kind of a funny story, and I thought maybe it would be funny also for you to read. The story I…

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Projects I’m working on: May, 21st 2017 update

Image:  Working hard at the ArtAndFeminism 2015 Edit-A-Thon at the Lloyd Hotel Amstedam by Postmodemgrrrl Good day people! Today I want to share with you a little peak into what I’m working on. I try to write an average of 500 words a day, and I’ve mostly kept up with my goal in the last…

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Suzy of the House of Miller

Hi folks, it’s Friday! Which means, above all, that my first story is up on my Patreon page! I must admit I’m quite nervous and excited about it. You may be thinking “Yep, not a patron…” and it’s totally fine, I’ll publish the story also here on my blog next Friday. I could publish it directly,…

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Italian is for rich people

Image: a miniature Danish-Norwegian-French dictionary. Photograph by Tomasz Sienicki […]la vanità di chi vuole col suo proprio arbitrio dar norme al parlare e allo scrivere. Le norme sono quelle dell’uso delle persone colte;[…] The quote above is taken from the second edition of the “Vocabolario della lingua italiana” (Vocabulary of the Italian language) written by Nicola Zingarelli…

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Patreon & Content schedule

Image credit: Crowd at the Bret Michaels Concert at Zucchinifest 2013 by JacobGilford   This post serves both as an announcement and as a personal reminder. The announcement is quite easy to guess: I’ve started my Patreon page. My plan is to post my content there on a monthly basis. So, for example, I have a…

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Writing in English while not native

Image credit: Mantova, profilo della città by Massimo Telò   My name might have given me away, I’m Italian. So why did I decide to write in English? I’m not really sure. Italian feels way easier to me. My vocabulary is bigger and I don’t have to research how to spell words (well, most of the…

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