Welcome to My Blog

My Blog is a regularly updated page dedicated to sharing and commenting the ideas and reflections that are emerging as I prepare the writing of my next novel. A novel is not made only by the story that appears in its pages: its pages are only the tip of the Iceberg. As the writer figures out an approach to the work that is yet to be developed and delves into the details that must precede it, he is subjected to many reflections that lead him to choose important alternatives in front of pre-existing paradigms.

For this reason, it is not strange that a writer notes down his meditations, whether they are purely theoretical hypotheses that support the work or more practical options that structure the plot. My blog only makes public my preliminary reflections without revealing the actual plot of my next novel. I hope that other writers are interested in my thoughts and are willing to share their points of view, for the enrichment of all. Ideally, the information shared here is expected to help other writers to undertake the writing of their own works.

Posts from category "English"

DO I REALLY WANT TO WRITE SIMPLE SENTENCES ONLY?

Recently, in an article called “11 Smart Tips for Brilliant Writing” I read:

“Do you sound smarter when you use big words?”

“According to a study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, the answer is no. In fact, complex writing makes you sound small-minded. "

“ ...To sound smart, you must stop trying to sound smart. Brilliant writing is simple writing, a relevant idea delivered clearly and directly.”

This made me think of several things I collected here. They are only my personal reflections in an effort to find my own pathway, methods, and paradigms. They are not intended to show people the correct way to write.

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REFLECTIVE WRITING

Every writer should use the so-called Reflecting Writing. Reflective Writing is especially necessary and advantageous in the case of the author of a psychological novel. What is Reflecting Writing? At the end of the article, I include some links to know what it is. It is not the same as keeping a diary, about which, the article "Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping Diary" is an excellent inventory of accredited opinions. It is not a Bullet Journal, either. Apparently, Reflective Writing is not very common among writers. At least in my case, it is indispensable. I have always done it. Only now, I know it has a name.

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THE BIRTH OF A BLOG

I decided to initiate a blog about writing after reading K.M. Weiland's blog. I was highly impressed with her article "4 reasons you should outline your settings"  https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/4-reasons-outline-settings/

Her article was amazingly interesting to me. My education was always science oriented. I had no education in Literature and I refused to get some because I did not want to be more influenced than what I already was through the books I have read. So, I created my own theories about how to write a short story or a novel. Now, I am amazed to see my ideas and even my methods written in her article. Even the use of the conscious and subconscious mind as a method for writing.

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