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Susana Imaginário

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  1. That's one of my favourite books! I keep it on my nightstand and now and then open it to a random page. There's always some interesting thought to reflect throughout the day. I call it The Introvert's Bible Pessoa was an amazing author in all his heteronyms. Enjoy! I'm working this morning, but then I'm taking the rest of the weekend off to rest and just do the things I like, for a change. This will include playing Black&White. I've been wanting to play it again for years and finally got it to work on windows 11 (it wasn't that hard, I just didn't get around to do it before).
  2. The term grimdark has been misused and abused so often that it's now almost synonymous with 'cool'. It lost its original meaning, which, frankly, it couldn't be clearer: Grimdark = grim + dark. It sounds like you're confusing allegory and (good) adult fiction with grimdark. Pretty much every SFF author I know uses allegory when describing society, religion and human nature in their fantasy worlds. It doesn't mean their work is grim or even dark, for that matter. Adding a lot of gore to a novel doesnt' make it grimdark. Having morally grey, well rounded and/or conflicted characters doesn't make it grimdark. Having monsters doesn't make it grimdark. More to the point, calling it grimdark does not make it grimdark. *breathe* Clearly I have very strong opinions on the subject and very little patience for arguing such an obvious point. So, and because it's Friday, I'll just leave this quote here and get back to work. 'In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.'
  3. I'm a writer because i write and an author because I published some of that writing. To me, the moment you put your work out there, you're an author. It doesn't matter if you're good, bad, successful or otherwise, you're still an author. It has nothing to do with learning or aspiring, You'll never know everything there is to know about writing or publishing. To use the chef analogy, you wouldn't wait until you learned to cook every dish in the world to call yourself a chef. if you cook at a restaurant, you're a chef.
  4. Pretty much what Holly said. I rarely pass on the opportunity to reach out to people and/or promote my work. I've only turned down one offer so far because I knew I wasn't the right person to talk about the subject (mythology retellings), at least not without running a risk of offending someone 😂 and I really don't want my work to be perceived as a retelling... Things like number of subscribers, experience, previous interviews, personality or even reputation are not that important if the audience is right.
  5. And everything else everyone said. Stories are what make us human. No other animal tells stories. They are the very foundation of civilisation. It's how we connect, teach, play, escape, trade (even economy; the very concept of currency is a story). We learn and live through stories. Everything needs a narrative because it's through narrative that we forge meaning.
  6. You're welcome! Love the review ☺️ 🥰 🤗 (Super chuffed author here) These posts made my morning. I was practically in tears when I turned on the pc (tears of rage and not related to writing). A herd of bullocks broke into our garden earlier... the lawn is destroyed and so are most of the flower beds and a bit of wall. This isn't a tragedy in itself, but over half our income comes from renting part of the property to tourists... a beautiful garden is part of the attraction. A lot of work went into it... We spent the last couple of hours trying to keep the 15 bulls and 9 guests calm, while a neighbour went to find the owner. He did not even apologise, claiming that 'these things happen' FFS... 😡 Anyway, pardon the rant... I guess what I'm trying to say is thank you so much for reading my work and sharing the experience. Writing can be a punishing endeavour, It's good to know we're doing something right once in a while, that our work matters, especially on days like these... Thanks again and I hope you both enjoy The Dharkan as much, if not more, than Wyrd Gods (I had a lot of fun writing that one) 🙂 Have a great Sunday!
  7. Work... I'll be working pretty much all weekend (freelancers don't have bank holidays ). I didn't even realise it was St. Patrick's Day until I took the puppy for a walk and saw that the pub down the road was packed (at 2pm on a Friday – unusual even for Irish standards 😂). I may drop by for a G&T later. So glad that you enjoyed Wyrd Gods. ☺️ Please don't forget to leave a review (just a rating is fine) and let me know if you'd like to listen to the rest of the story. 😉 Have a great weekend!
  8. Anytime between 2pm and 6pm GMT
  9. Happy to discuss Locke Weekends work best for me.
  10. I've only seen three movies on that list (!) (Locke, Midsommar and The Green Knight) and the last two feature on my 'least favourite movies of all time' list. 😂 I enjoyed Locke, though, so I'm intrigued about the rest.
  11. My schedule is pretty flexible next month. I only ask that it's not too late in the evening...
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