I’m proud to announce the release of a new novel. Exactly as the titles states, it’s called Dream City, and it’s about a painter named Paul. I know it doesn’t really sound interesting so far, but there’s more, like the fact that Paul is dying, and he wants to leave something behind.
A magnificent painting, a few memories in a notebook, a letter to his son. And he wants one more thing: he wants to feel he’s in control. He doesn’t feel free anymore, just because a disease is eating away his life, so every morning when he wakes up he puts a gun to his temple and closes his eyes.
Like he says, “True freedom comes from the realization that you can kill yourself at any time.”
I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. You can buy the novel here for only $2.99, where it’s available in all e-formats known to man. You can also download a PDF sample here.
I know I don’t say this as often as I should have, but I do have to thank you all for your tremendous support.
I woke up this morning to a pretty cool surprise. I had reached 40,000 followers on this blog, which is kind of a big deal, at least to me.
When I first started blogging a year and a few months ago I couldn’t possibly imagine that so many people would like my writing. To be frank, I didn’t even know what I wanted to write about, or if I had anything to say. I knew that I wanted to become a self-published writer, and I knew that I wouldn’t give up. I made myself this promise: that I would be relentless in this pursuit, no matter what. And I’d just keep blogging and writing.
A lot of indie writers ask themselves if blogging can help their careers. Today I’m going to answer this question. Continue reading
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” – Charles Bukowski
Whether you believe in God or karma or simply fate odds are that at least once in your life you’ll feel as if the entire Universe is working against a specific desire of yours. And you will think about giving up. Continue reading
Even though a lot of people asked me questions, only 29 were about self-publishing (and I thought were relevant to a lot of people). Anyway, you can download a PDF with the 29 questions (and answers) here. It’s free, so you don’t have anything to worry about. Continue reading
Let me explain this irevuo Showcase thingy I plan on releasing this summer. Basically it’s a sort of catalog of indie visual artists. A showcase. It’s going to be made available in electronic format and a print format.
The idea is that you’re supposed to get some exposure from this, mostly because the electronic format will be made available for free. Of course, inclusion in this showcase is free.
What do you need do to in order to get your work showcased? Continue reading
Though my soul may set in darkness,
- it will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly
- to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams
- Words are our most important discovery. Forget about fire, forget about all the places we’ve been to, and all the places we’ll reach. Words allow us to see farther than any telescope. And, at the same time, words allow us to see inside each and everyone of us, to see every lever and gauge and all the other tiny elements that make us work. So it’s also a microscope.
- Sometimes you read something a stranger wrote on a lonely night and you feel less lonely. You feel like you somehow know them, and your only regret in the world is that you haven’t read their words sooner. It doesn’t matter that it’s late and you’re tired, it doesn’t matter that tomorrow the words will still be there. Continue reading