I got another book today: “642 Things to Write About“! Yes, I know, what a news. But the nice thing about this book is that is an inspiration spring for writers. My new friend has 642 different writing prompts, a few about personal stuff, others about hypotetical moments that you have to imagine and write about. Here are a few examples: You are Frankestein. Write a letter to Mary Shelley thanking her for making your story famous. Write a scene that begins with these words: “It was the first time I killed a man”. The perfect recipe to make a disaster.
This book has accompanied me during my dreaming ride of making Denmark my home, and while I still work on that, here’s a well deserved review of one of my now favourite authors’ first book: “The Year of Living Danishly”! 354 pages of a continuous surprise; Helen Russell is a great writer with an amazing irony that will make you laugh during the entire reading (And that’s a great bonus!) The book is divided in 13 chapters, one per month plus one all about Christmas (Because, well, it’s Christmas! ), each highlighting a few main characteristics of living danishly. It’s
-Where do you live? -I have an apartment in the north of Italy -And how do you take care of your apartment? -Well, I clean and tidy it up, I fix things when they are broken, I repaint the walls… -Okay, now think bigger. Where do you live? -Italy, Europe…? -Even bigger. -On the Earth?! -Great. How do you take care of that? This introduction is quite self-explanatory. This article is about the environment, our poor planet. Since I started writing my novel, and the idea developed and expanded in my mind, I realized that my plot was taking a