Tag: thewriterslife

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 my first poem when I could barely grab a pen.…

Tips for (long term) travellers on a budget

#1 Travel overnight It saves you the accommodation price, and once you get to your destination, you’ll have a full day ahead. If you choose to sleep at the airport, make sure no one will kick you out via sleeping-airports.com. This website provides worldwide airport info (i.e., search for JFK and check if there’s free WI-FI, where to put your…

Why do we writers write?

Because there’s a need – to make sense of our life. I write because I am a writer and like most writers, if things aren’t written down, I don’t understand them. It’s about letting a story unfold and being able to amuse me. Because if I cry and laugh and fall in love reading my stuff, I hope my readers…

Trashing the sense of guilt

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you keep on saying to yourself that you are fine but you know you are lying? Maybe one day you had a strange friction inside your chest. An annoying voice talking loud to your ears on another one. You know the issue isn’t your body though. And have you ever…

Sunrise and blue jeans

To the girl of last year, leaving Holland with a 40lt backpack, a wounded heart and no destination nor direction, today I say Well done, Chiara While soft lights embrace me all over, I see my heart smiling and can’t resist smiling back at it. There is a special silence in all the things when first lights send darkness to…