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    on traveling without traveling

    Let’s travel… without traveling. Or FIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR COUCH The whole story of my novel happens in my surroundings. Literally from one to five blocks from where I live. The streets and details are clear, and sometimes I can walk around and take some pictures to find some inspiration or clear something up. Umberto Eco said in an interview once that he liked traveling to the places he would mention in a book. To walk where one of his characters would. To make them do what you’d expect them to do if you’d been to that place. He would even count the steps of the stairs.…

  • Archives,  creativity,  writing

    Good writers will always break your heart

    You have a favorite author. You read everything they write and whenever there’s a new book by them, you buy it, no questions asked. Truth is that one day they will disappoint you. But they will do that because they’re good writers. They may repeat a formula and end up making their books feel the same and not interesting. But there’s something different in all of them. They may try something new other than their usual historical or science fiction and write a bad book of fantasy. But they tried to navigate other seas. You might find their early works and notice how not so good they were. Their failures…

  • Archives,  goals

    You can quit when…

    As we reach the end of January we start to get an idea of how our projects look like. It’s not the perfect picture yet but you sure know by now if you can or cannot achieve your goals because of how you feel about them after the initial excitement wore off. A project is a set of tasks and goals that lead you to the desired outcome. An outcome is something you want to happen and that will bring you joy or some benefit. Tasks and goals are the actions you perform or results you achieve to reach the desired outcome. I was asked, Why and when would you…