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07:12 Wake up. Turn off alarm. Fall asleep again.
09:53 Wake up. Panic. Throw self from bed.
Sometimes I just stare at my inbox waiting for an email to arrive. I don’t know why; even if it does it will probably be a company-contacting-me-occasionally-to-keep-me-up-to-date-with-their-latest-offers-that-I-can-unsubscribe-to-at-any-time. I will probably click on it too, have a little browse of the latest organic spray tan deals. (more…)
‘I am currently out of the office. I am in Santorini. It will be very hot and very beautiful where I am going. When I return from holiday I might respond to your pleading request/s. It’s highly unlikely, though.’ (more…)
Gheorghe Hagi meant a lot to me growing up. Most English kids would associate Hagi with Romania. This was a very good thing. It would stop the beasts from laughing about orphans or communists or wondering why I was at their school. I got ten years of semi-acceptance due to Hagi. Thank you, sir; you were my right-hand man. (more…)
It’s difficult. All the guidelines. Indent. Don’t indent. Double space. Leave some room. No attachments. Big attachments. Headers, footers, page numbers. Don’t let this put you off. Be positive. Perhaps you could follow my submission tips. Perhaps you could follow them to the letter. Perhaps.
Harold and Lilly married in an old small church, which had a graveyard that nobody visited.
I’m happy to say that these days the film-going public are aware of a number of high quality films coming out of Romania, no doubt helped by the numerous awards heaped upon them. These films seem to divide Romanians, though. Some of the Romanians I’ve spoken to seem to think that these new films are nothing special, that the themes they explore are ordinary, the stories commonplace. The same people are not happy with the way Romania is being portrayed. Why not show the beauty of the country? Why not show the villas and the riches and the cultural heritage? Why is everything shot in a dingy flat in Bucharest? (more…)
Exciting writing…it’s the Holy Grail for so many people. Publishers have to say “no” far more often than they say “yes.” Is that because they just can’t say “yes” to everybody, they have to be selective? Or is it slim pickings? Is it just me, or does a lot of writing recently just seem…tired? Or in a lot of cases like the writer is trying so hard to please you that it’s distracting. It’s hard to get lost in a story when you’re distracted. But seriously, don’t you hate when you can smell the desperation off the pages? (more…)