Struggling to take your hobby to a professional level? Work takes all your time and leaves nothing for your hobby of passion? Whining that life is too hard on you? Pizza is too fattening? And the boss is too intimidating? Well, we all have little obstacles trying to stop us from reaching our dreams.… Read the rest
Decades ago an English erotic novel called Lady Chatterley’s Lover caused a lot of hot debates on suitability of this type of fiction for public. The book was banned in several countries for some time and then the explosion of erotic fiction (written by Xaviera Hollander and the likes) during the later times of Sexual Revolution made the whole matter obsolete.… Read the rest
Sometimes we look hard for new things to enjoy when all you have to do is simply to go and discover another culture.
I grew up in Sakhalin, which is an island located in the Far East of Russia. Japan is the closest country to Sakhalin, they are separated by a forty-kilometer water boundary of La Perouse Straight, named after the great French sea-traveler.… Read the rest
A metabolic currency or a dangerous drug?
Did you know that most of us are addicted to a drug that causes millions of unhappy and ruined lives?… Read the rest
Imagine a boy growing up in a totalitarian state where sexism, chauvinism, homophobia and general disrespect to human life and personal freedom were a norm. Imagine this boy growing up as a coward and a liar because he feared to tell others, even with his own parents and siblings, the only thing about himself he knew for sure: he was a girl on the inside.… Read the rest
Some people say that the best way to write a great story is to write a book you’d want to read yourself. Holden Caulfield, the troubled teenager from The Catcher In The Rye, thought about it in his unique way:
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”
Your story needs to be interesting enough to make the reader to want more, it needs to transport the reader into the world he’d like to stay in for longer.… Read the rest