Like it or not, being a freelance writer ain’t easy. The English-speaking market is very competitive and nothing could be taken for granted, even if you got a very positive publication history.
Thanks to a friend of mine (hello Massimo!) I’ve stumbled upon a free web service, a site named Quozio.com; what can you with them?
Easy, you can create in a few seconds quotations – from every text source you like to use – and have it on the Internet with a couple of mouse clicks. Not bad, isn’t it? I know, this will not change your life, nor it will give instant money but it may help to add some spice to your web profiles.
When I write I just need to have some music playing and I like to think about my projects like movies, each one with its distinctive soundtrack. A pity I ain’t a musician, so I’m not in the right condition to create an OST from scratch. Thanks to two good friends of mine, Davide Mana and Lucia Patrizi, I’ve found a very useful service – totally free of charge – to create the right musical companion of my series.
Last Sunday I’ve posted the epilogue of my blog novel “Under A New Sky”, that was the end of a journey started this April, the 28th. This novel is a little project of mine but it has been quite useful for me to explore and understand more about my actual limits of developing and writing a story in english.
When it comes to politics or warfare the name of chinese general Sun-Tzu always rise up, a sort of global cultural reference for developing a winning strategy. As it happen Sun-Tzu’s masterpiece, “The Art of War”, is a worldwide success, translated in more and more languages every year.
A pity that so few really read the book and fewer more understand it.
This week ends one of the most interesting project of collective writing in the italian section of the blogosphere; yes, the second season of 2MM is over and it was up to me to write the final chapter.
Addendum: today my long time pal Nicola Parisi added his prize to my lot (here). Thanks!
Never heard of this prize? No problem, I’m here to explain it.
As you may have understood from the image, this prize is based on the iconic figure of Ash, the main character from the “Evil Dead” movies. The idea is to give the prize to the bloggers you like most, with three basic rules. The award has been created by the italian blogger “Hell”, the host of this site.
First rule: you have to give the same prize to seven other bloggers. No more, no less. No “honorable mentions”.
Second rule: the post you will use to present the prize (this post) doesn’t have to include any kind of apology to the bloggers you didn’t choose for the prize.
Third rule: you have to justify the prizes. No need for a Ph.D. thesis. It’s OK to adduce a simple excuse.
What if you choose to refuse the prize and/or you violate the above rules? Well, then you get this award.
Who’s the man in the picture? An italian politician named Camillo Benso, count of Cavour. Now, this is a different story, a long tale. Maybe “Hell” will explain it one of this days.
And now the awards!
The boomstick goes to… (drum roll, please!)
Alessandro Forlani, because he shows no fear in the darkest hour (by the way, he’s a very talented writer, you will find him here)
Enzo Milano, because he’s got to do everything HIS way (guess what, he’s another good writer and here’s his link)
Coriolano, because he needs to think, and think, and think again… (watch out for this guy, he’s working overtime. find him here)
Massimo Mazzoni, because he’s the only cosplayer in the world to show the costume of Stakanov (What? You never meet Stakanov? Find him here.)
Mauro Longo, because when he shows me the ways of Amazon (He’s a skilled blogger, with a deep love for roleplaying. Check him out here)
Mitvisier, because passion and skill can be in the same place (Look at the art, don’t forget the post! Look here)
Raffaele Serafini, because he’s one step forward. Or behind. Or both. (find the reason why here)