is a booklet about seeing, feeling, and creating magic in our daily life.
Writing is to me a form of self-reflection and meditation. I find it also a powerful tool to direct a stream of thoughts. More precisely, writing and the result of writing provide
In London, I have fallen in love with the “openness” of its museums and historical references from all over the world. Above all, its old libraries captivated me with the scent of ancient books and inspiration breathing from each corner.
Therefore, I like to return to my favourite library here and continue my research on philosophical topics, or simply work from here.
On my book shelf at home are currently books on the craft of writing and the genre, which is rather a mixture of adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi.
I’m taking my time to explore what I’ve been missing in other stories and developing my own style, rather than hurrying to publish.
Developing a new world with different characters is not always easy, and often I have to prioritise other things, but I always keep coming back to fiction writing. Especially to one story, which I’ve written in Slovak language and already completely rewritten, a work amounting to several hundred pages.
Over years, I’ve been working on bringing alive an ancient and almost forgotten world. It’s a massive task, I admit, but I have passion for creating worlds and I’m passionate about seeing mythical creatures coming alive again.
I like the thrill of exploration and discovery. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed studying international relations, especially subjects related to geography and cultures. I find it useful to use knowledge gained in one field and transform it into another. It surely helps me in reconstructing vibrant worlds brimming with wild life, abundant in cultures, and with a variety of biotopes.
But that’s yet to come.
© 2017 · Matteo Villarosa