I hope you don’t mind if I wax philosophical for a moment.
Here on the side is one of those memes1.
I fully subscribe the idea – I’ve been told an awful number of times that I would not make it, whatever it was I was doing.
And I proved them wrong.
The English teacher that on the first day, in high school, told me I would never learn English, never speak it, never understand it.
I thought about her a lot while I was living and studying in London.
So yes – I often feel like quitting, but then I remember the people out there waiting for me to quit, and start cheering.
And before you say paranoid, believe me, I’ve been there, and heard the cheers. Continue reading →
I wanted to do a post on the movies and the books, and the comics, that I consider an influence on my novel.
Good way to do some publicity, and still maybe intrigue the readers of my blog.
But then I thought, what – post trailers and cover images?
That’s been done to death.
Then I remembered a nice meme tool created by fox-orian, on deviantart.
Why not draw/assemble an influence map for my novel, and let the punters divine its meaning and contents by themselves?
And so, here we go…
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Did you catch all the references?
The comments are open for doubts and hypotheses…
… well, maybe not fifteen.
The idea is doing the rounds, here in the Old C Block of the Italian Blogsphere – list fifteen (or twenty) things that happened to you, and that would never work in a story because they are too implausible.
Aw, c’mon, they would say – that’s just too much!
My friends are doing it in Italian, I’ll do it in English, just because.
As I said, I can’t assure you I’ll make it to fifteen. Continue reading →