Michelangelo’s Captives in the Writing World

Michelangelo allegedly said that in every block of marble there is a hidden statue. And I believe the same is true for the blank piece of paper. There is always a story to be told. And as we, writers, put our words down, more and more of the sculpture gets revealed.

The draft for the final DOE sequel is done!

The last few months of finishing the first draft of the novel, I focus so much on the writing that I almost completely disappear from the social media world. The good news is that the draft for final sequel of “Descendants of Earth” trilogy is finished and I am super happy about that. Still some work ahead before it´s ready for publishing but the ending is near and within a few months, I´m happy to tell you that the book will be available.

Memorable scenes: When Dora meets J (audiobook excerpt 1)

When I find an idea for a book, it is unmistakably because of the handful of scenes that keep churning in my mind, that I can´t get rid off and that move me so much I wished there was a book or a movie already done and I could read/watch it again and again.

Since this is not the case, the only solution is to write the story myself. Here I will play the first of several scenes in “The Senthien” that were “memorable” scenes for me, and also the scenes I wrote first.

Enjoy!

Name my character!

Every time I’m at the finish line of writing a story (please bear in mind, it’s a lengthy finish line), I usually disappear from the social media.

For a long while.

Like now.

I’ve been absent from Twitter, I’ve only scrolled through Facebook every few weeks and blog posts have been non-existent.

And that’s because when I’m writing a novel, that’s all I’m writing: nothing else.

The new novel Continue reading “Name my character!”

Summer reads

Getting ready for summer? Downloading new books on your Kindle? Here’s something that might help 🙂  The Senthien is this week on special!

If you haven’t read it yet, use this opportunity.

If you have, please recommend it to your friends.

And enjoy the summer!

Yours, Tara

What is this?

Very quick post here.

A few days ago my family and I went to “Swiss Science Center Technorama” (kids always love it!). There are thousands of experiments to do and observe.

Among other things, I found – this.

Earth magnetic field

Who knows what this is?

Those of you who read “The Senthien” will probably recognise it and know right away why was this interesting for me 😉

Unrelated to this post, I changed somewhat “The Senthien” book cover. In my pol, I had many who voted for that cover. My preference was the old one (just a tree), but perhaps this one might draw more attention from the potential readers, who knows?

The cool thing about being a self-published author is that I can do that 🙂 I can simply change things, and that‘s awesome!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

 

Meat on the bone

I’m re-writing Book #1 right now. A few of my beta readers told me the meat on the bone is missing. So, I’m adding the muscle right now, doing some “body pump”, some “jogging”, “swimming”… Hopefully the body will be in good shape once the second draft is finished. In any case, in one of these new muscle-building chapters, my main character encounters a person who she already met at the beginning of the book (that part I wrote new as well). As they approached each other, Continue reading “Meat on the bone”