Category: My writing affair

The making of Aris and Artemis

If you are struggling to shape your poems into a body of work, I hope this helps. #1 Draft – a very VERY first version Six months and an online private page where I used to copy some unbearable feelings written on paper. It was a vomit mess of raw

An excerpt from my upcoming poetry book

One of my poems has just been published by La Scrittrice lit mag. This is the full version, as it will appear in my book ‘Aris and Artemis – poems of love and letting go’. I hope you will enjoy reading it 🙂 Chapter 14 I walk on the  street,

Embracing the creative life – part I

I’m 34, and I spent about 30 years sabotaging my (writing) life. For a very long time, I thought I wanted to live the same life of my parents. A stable job in one place, a house with a mortgage, a life partner, kids to perpetuate the generation. I wrote

Is your book ready for the public?

In 2017 I clicked on ‘publish’ on Pronoun. I remember an awkward sensation travelling throughout my oesophagus. I had self-published a collection of poems, and I was breathing a different quality of happiness. I could have finally introduced myself saying: I am a writer because I have a book published.

3 reminders for exhausted creatives

It’s 5.10 am, I am waiting for my coffee to brew in the hostel where I’am volunteering. One of my characters just woke me up, pulled my feet and said: “It’s time to work…come on! Everyone else is still asleep.” In 2016 I wrote a collection of poems that I

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