The Jungle Book Review: 6 Gaping Cracks under the Perfect Picture, or How You Don’t Want to Write Your Story

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The Jungle Book review

So you already saw the film and you know it’s very popular and praised by critics and viewers alike. Looking at the headline of this post, you probably think I’m crazy. “Whaaat? Did you find issues with this beautiful film? You’re just crazy and jealous. Go back to the jungle where you belong!” Right. But I’ll say it again: this … Read More

Hooray! Scrivener for iOS is Going Beta and We Have a Screenshot!

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Scrivener for iOS in beta

UPDATE: Here’s Scrivener for iOS release date and upcoming features. I share all details I know, including some shiny new screenshots and a video showcasing Scrivener for iOS on an iPad!  Great news for every writer who uses something other than pen and paper and their vintage but still efficient typewriter. Scrivener for iOS is finally coming this year! Literature and Latte has officially … Read More

Why I Changed My Domain Name

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Two pathways in the forest

Once upon a time, on a pleasant day in February you are heading to your favorite site of your favorite author using your favorite device – and find it being unavailable. Your first thought: NSA finally got him! Your second thought: gotta go to Google. So what will you do? Attack NSA (strength 100, endurance 100). Roll the dice, then … Read More

How I Discovered Gamebooks for the First Time

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Fighting Fantasy gamebooks covers

Recently I stumbled upon (as usual) very interesting Kickstarter campaign: guys are raising funds for The Warlock of Firetop Mountain remake, a classic gamebook from 1982. Frankly, it looks like a small revolution. Developers from Tin Man Games mixed together gamebook storytelling, video game graphics and miniatures and feel of a board game. What will come out of it? Well, we’ll see … Read More

What I Think About "Twilight"

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Twilight field

I was curious what all the hype surrounding this series is about. I also thought that since the series is so huge success, I can definitely find there something to learn and better my writing. Boy, how I was wrong. The books First, I have to confess I read the first book only till this scene: Bella is in the car … Read More

What I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2015: 4 Truths

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Mountain summit covered in clouds

With this post, I’m trying to recap my findings in case it would help someone. And of course there’s a little bit of bragging, so be prepared. 🙂 Truth #1. NaNoWriMo is fun It really is, guys. Those of you who have never tried it, you’ve missed a world! During that November, you could literally feel the sparks of creative … Read More

Why I do NaNoWriMo: My Goals and Expectations

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Man looking at the stars

While NaNoWriMo is a great experience in itself (I mean, just in a month, you end up with a novel, right?), I look at it as a great opportunity to solve my writing problems. Being more of a planner than a pantser, I surrounded myself with walls of the heavy outline and left little space to be free to change … Read More