Tag: creativewriting

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

5 benefits of writing poetry in a non-native language

Poetry goes beyond understanding. It’s beauty travelling a natural channel with an inducted experience – the poem – a composition where writers and readers’ responses are the sole determiners of its limits. Next time you write some verses try to park your first language in a dark corner and enjoy

Poetry

Happens throughout the early hours’ darkness. When everyone else’s asleep, drunk or making love, I crave a sacred silence. I don’t look for something to write. I don’t think about the last sunrise on the beach. All I have to do is surrender and flow. It’s a courtship with my

Eight steps to happiness

1. You may need to try different things to understand what is that you really want (and who you are) At the end of 2016, I had already changed various countries and jobs putting a ‘6 months patch’ to my recurring boredom. But there I was, again, in the same

Rejections – creative life and failures

Rejections are the norm if you want to see your work published, and there is no shortcut to this. It’s like when you have to learn to cycle. You’re doomed to fail at first. What a catastrophe for an unpublished writer, you’d think. Well, I believe that creativity in the

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