New poetry book, poem 4

4

nowadays
you can’t fix hearts
throw them away
and buy a new one
don’t fret over lost loves
because loving is easy
but being alone
is hard
no lights guide you
to lonely shore
when nobody walks these streets
you still have your shadow
and, even then
you disguise yourself
with bought hearts and souls
like life was meant to be
a play where you are just
another human
on his way to the graveyard

Advice on writing: persist and be constant.

The major problem of writers nowadays is not the access to computer or writing machines, but the lack of writing and being persistent and constant with that task. Sometimes (and I include myself) writers tend to wonder and ponder what to do. Thinking and dreaming doesn’t make a book, sadly.

So, be constant: write every day. If it’s a bad day, then wait for the next one. And the days you feel better, write more! But the problem might be not being published. My only advice is: persist. Write, rewrite, publish, tweet, post in your blog. I’m one of you, actually. I have three failed novels. The most successful sold 100 online copies, with a bunch of free and Kindle Unlimited ones. So, don’t give up!

 

New poetry book, poem 21

21

tell them where i went
somewhere no one dares
tell them why i did it
because, in the end, who cares?

every kind of pain
woven in this heart
“but not enough scars”
says your sharp knife

in the end everyone went away
now i’m in between
loneliness and emptiness
silence within screams

but i’m stil righ here
emperor of wounds
i will find the way
to recover what was mine

Advice on writing: Write what you like

In my personal experience, I’ve written several erotic/romance short stories. I didn’t enjoy writing them. I hated it, because it wasn’t what I wanted. The only time I was interested, was when the plot wasn’t filled with cliches, when the characters had a personal voice. Then, I decided to quit my “job” writing erotica. The funny thing is, I’ve earned around 50 euros doing a lot of work.

Now I write what I like, what I love, and that has made all the difference. Now I’m interested, engaged, motivated. So, my advice is: write what you like. Of course there’s the classical “write what you know” but if you don’t love what you write, first of all, you won’t enjoy life (which is, at least for me, the meaning of life) and second, you won’t produce anything worthy.

 

New poetry book, Poem 14

you never knew
(you never knew)
how to love, or how
to be loved

you never had a chance
to find happiness
in the hands of another
(only pain)

[do you love me?]
screams in silence
your soul empty of strength
to ask those four words

by absence or by presence
they hurt you
and now you don’t know
which garden you should walk

get up when they bring you down
only you can love yourself
the best kind of love
and the only one you can share