Backintherain

[BITR] Q&A with the author

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 reader)

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Blogging, Writing Challenge

[My WIP] Oulining Plot & Story

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 queen died of grief” is a plot. The time-sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.

E.M. Forster

The difference between Plot and Story is at the basics of writing, but it’s not always so easy to outline.

The simplest definition that I came up with for myself is that the Story is what I want to tell, and the Plot is how the things I want to tell happen. Continue reading “[My WIP] Oulining Plot & Story”

Blogging

What’s in a name

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 she’s another person: Elen is that part of me that turns on the computer after working for 8 hours every day to write stories that maybe nobody will ever read, but she’s happy like this anyway.

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Blogging

The last day of holiday

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 that during the night of the 5th of January an old, witch-like woman riding a flying broom will go deliver candies to the children who have been good during the year, and coal to the children who have been bad.

The Befana – this is the witch’s name – has been part of the Italian tradition long before Santa Claus, even though rumors among the children say that the two of them are secretly married. Continue reading “The last day of holiday”