[Writing tips] Formatting: now and then When I published Back in the rain, it never occured to me that I could ask somebody else to format my book for pubblication. … Continue reading [Writing tips] Formatting: now and then
Hi, my name is Elen! I am an ESL (English Second Language) author from Florence, Italy. I love MM Romance and I’ve recently published my first book “Back in the rain”. On my website you will find more MM fiction for free, writing challenges and other news from my blog.
[Inspiration] People are full of contradictions “People are… Full of contradictions. They’re lonely. And then they’re not. They’re missed. And then they’re not.” Kou Yoneda, 漂えど沈まず、されど泣きもせず [Tadayoedo Shizumazu Saredo Naki … Continue reading [Inspiration] People are full of contradictions
“Sometimes you’re the protagonist and someone else is the hero.” A.D. Posey The protagonist is the very first thing I figure out when I think of a new story. How … Continue reading [Characters] Who is your protagonist?
I love Q&As with the author… except this time I’m the author! (This Q&A will be about Back in the rain. I was asked these questions by my first beta … Continue reading [BITR] Q&A with the author
Many people hear voices when there is no-one there. Some are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called … Continue reading [Inspiration] Writing dialogue
A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. “The king died and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the … Continue reading [My WIP] Oulining Plot & Story
I went down a million stairs, at least, arm in arm with you. And now that you are gone, I feel emptiness with each step I take. Our long journey … Continue reading I went down a million stairs, arm in arm with you
Today Google is wishing me a Happy Birthday. It made me smile because I had completely forgotten that today was Elen’s Birthday. Elen is me, and at the same time … Continue reading What’s in a name
L’Epifania tutte le feste porta via In Italy, the 6th of January represents the last day of Christmas Holidays: the Feast of the Epiphany. A very old Italian legend says … Continue reading The last day of holiday
“I’m positive I’ll be back with new content in November,” I said in October… and here I am now (I know, I’m a bad person).
October has been a tough month, but for good or for worse, it’s almost over! I didn’t publish as many posts as I had planned (I’m positive I’ll be back … Continue reading Website update!
Once again thank you to Ray for her new challenge, this time based on the nourishment from the nature. I live in Florence, Italy, but no matter how beautiful this … Continue reading Komorebi – my ‘Shinrin Yoku’ challenge