My family was lower middle class. I went to good private schools, but that was it. We could buy food, lived in a good apartment, and had health insurance. Everything was all right. Vacations were extremely rare, but it didn’t bother me: we lived on a coastal city, and I only had to cross the street to get to the beach–which I did every day. Not bad. So, my family had all the basics … Continue reading →
Some blog posts are alive and well. They live in the sunny internet, being read and commented on, and sometimes even admired. However, some of their brethren are marginalized, hidden, and, sometimes (gasp!), even deleted.
Not all blog posts see the light of the day. After a thoroughly unscientific research, I came to realize these forgotten posts are split into five groups:
Karen Rought is The Midnight Novelist. She is also a copyeditor for Hypable, a blogging machine, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She tagged me with the fun Eleven Questions Game. First, the rules:
You must post the rules.
Answer the questions on your blog. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
Finally I have been able to hack this blog! Hello, I’m Fabius Fabioric. My twin brother, Fabio, doesn’t talk much about me, I know. Sometimes I think he’s ashamed of my repeated attempts to take over the world, or of my genetic experiments, or something. Maybe he knows I’m the better twin (in our case, much better). Anyway, it’s been ages since he visited me, even though I have an open-door policy … Continue reading →
No, this post is not an 80’s movie. As I mentioned in my previous post, last year my former classmates and I had our first high school reunion. And I must confess that I was as nervous as Romy and Michelle before theirs.
I almost didn’t go. We hadn’t talked for twenty years. I was a little afraid that they would judge me. I was afraid that they would have forgotten me. … Continue reading →
Thanks to Facebook, last year I got in touch with my high school friends. We created a group, shared some pictures, and even had our first high-school reunion!
The Facebook group is not very active, but a post last month caught everyone’s attention. One of us, let’s call him Mark, sent a confusing and surprising message. You see, Mark was a bully in school. Mark said that even though he thought his … Continue reading →
Do you push your boundaries and try new things? Do you really know your potential? I rarely stray from my comfort zone. Last Saturday, I did something I didn’t know I had in me.
A friend of mine got tickets for a fun activity and invited my wife. However, Wonder Wife gave her spot to me. I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, trapeze lessons? I thought it’d be like a kid’s … Continue reading →
Those are some of my favorite Young Adult book covers. Their beauty and creativity sometimes surpass the novel's. Young Adult fiction books, specially the urban fantasy and paranormal romance subgenres, seem to corner the market in cover eye-candy.
Take a look at the covers below.
These are good examples of cover art. Do you have ...
Get ready for a double dose of romance! Today, I’m over at Myndi’s blog talking about my favorite Romantic Comedy movie. I also share a formula for most movies of the genre.
I am a fan of Romantic Comedies, but even I can't deny there's a blueprint for making them.
If you enjoy those movies, here’s ...
As a fan of action movies, fantasy and role-playing games, I pay a lot of attention to adventurers and their weapons. Some prefer the catharsis of bashing a villain with a mace, and others pin for an old-fashioned sword fight. Bows remain my preference.
I've even tried to take archery lessons, but ...
I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. The novel was finished a while ago. It won a prize and complimentary critiques from professionals. It was edited and proofread. I even had drafts printed for beta readers with a temporary cover. But the “real” cover—the perfect cover—was hard to find.