Shut The F*** Up

I’m not one for swearing. Even if I whacked my thumb with a rather large hammer I’d probably grit my teeth and ‘flippity flip’ it rather than resort to a torrent of expletives. Turning the air blue isn’t my style and I struggle with people whose every other word is the ‘f bomb.’ But this […]

Shut The F*** Up

Carol (2015)

Not often do films receive a 10-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. But Carol is one of the most artistically brilliant works ever made. Cate Blanchett’s performance is astonishingly good—and yet Rooney Mara’s performance is somehow equally special. Their chemistry is mesmerizing; you can really feel the tension slowly build between their characters […]

Carol (2015)

When Characters Mutiny

I’ve got my plot outlined. World-building done. Research underway. Character bios are complete. Despite the distracting news on the television, I’ve written 23k words. I’ve got a cover concept, a rough draft of a blurb. Things are sailing along. Then… One of my minor characters, Briar, has decided to stage a mutiny. He has a […]

When Characters Mutiny

My Blog Plan for 2021

Are you new to blogging or do you consider yourself a seasoned blogger? No doubt, I fall into the latter group. I started this little blog of mine nine years ago – January 2012. On one hand, it seems like just yesterday and on the other hand, it feels like a lifetime ago. Time can […]

My Blog Plan for 2021

Beauty

Since the beginning of philosophy people thought about beauty, what it is and by what it is caused. These questions were dealt with in mythology and literature as early as in Homeric Greece. Paris, the son of the king and queen of Troy, should choose the most beautiful of three goddesses Minerva, Hera and Aphrodite. […]

Beauty

El nuevo presidente de EE.UU. pidió a sus colaboradores que traten a los colegas y al resto de la gente con decencia y dignidad, algo que “se ha perdido en gran medida en los últimos cuatro años”.

“No estoy bromeando”: Biden advierte que el personal de la Casa Blanca que rompa las reglas de convivencia será despedido “en el acto”