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Tu es jolie

Published 11.12.2017 by asterinablog

1669718_666918653361094_1655770202_o.jpg“Tu es jolie”

He said to me in a language I don’t speak,

But the one that speaks to my heart.


“Tu es jolie”

He said to me and filled my heart with joy 

A jolly stroke shaped a smile on my face.


“Tu es très jolie… aujourd’hui”

He said so and awakened my frozen feelings,

Made my winter soul bloom in a waltz of spring.


“Tu es jolie… aujourd’hui”

He said to me, he kissed my forehead,

And took a photo of me, sick in bed! 





Week 1 Challenge: Rusted Relics in Ruins

Published 11.12.2017 by asterinablog

Here’s the very first lesson of How Writers Write Fiction MOOC that inspired me to create this post in response to the first writing assignment.

The main idea of the lesson was to how to create a fiction character from the very beginning. The lecturers, Edward Carey, Bernice Chauly and Douglas Trevor mostly introduced the techniques of building a wholistic, multi-facetic and believable character by sketching all the aspects of fictional character, such as appearance, environment, epoche etc. and trying to avoid most common character flaws.

The first week assignment was to create the beginning of a character (recommended word limit: 500 words), following a couple of parameters:

1) What is one of his/her great fears?

2) What is one of his/her deep desires?

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Taking up a New Writing Challenge

Published 06.12.2017 by asterinablog

A year or so ago I ran into a nice and useful creative writing MOOC, entitled “How Writers Write Fiction” by the International Writing Program of Univesity of Iowa.

The lecturers were very motivating and the content provided was very useful, and, what is more, they provided the learners with special writing assignments for every week. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to manage them so far, as I was short of time all the way.

But now I decided to challenge myself to handle the assignments and share some points from the lectures that impressed me the most.

Fine night

Published 07.09.2017 by asterinablog


39b65d75f1820123e8380bcdf6e10da9.jpgYou taught me not to watch the clock,

The time is not a burden now,

Its feet are light, but heavy are its hands,

Galloping rudely towards the dawn.

I want no end for this fine night,

Lit up stars and camp fire light?

I want no end for this fine night,

Who cares its minutes are finite?

The time is leaking down the clock,

It flows and shows no mercy

And we won’t patch it with stardust,

We won’t stop the leakage.