/ Short story /
“Do you mind?”
I looked up and stared at a man, my old school notebook still opened on one of the café’s round tables. The ice cubes in my cocktail were melting slowly. The water was flowing from the glass and was creating little puddles on the wooden tabletop. One spill expanded and it touched the edge of my new blue notebook. I heard a lady who owns that little antique behind the corner again. “This is an old notebook. Very old.” It seemed to me that she had warned me. “Do not use it for anything silly thing,” I understood. …
I love writing but I didn’t write for more than ten years. I suffered from writer’s block and I didn’t know it. (Now I am published author with a story behind me and few tips for you).
It was a lovely summer afternoon. I visited my mum and between sips of coffee, I took out one thing after another from my old “memories” box. I wasn’t surprised when I found my old dusty notebooks, pieces of unfinished stories and fairy tales.
On a cover of an old notebook, I read: “Diary or a novel?” My heart jumped.
It was like touching a forgotten treasure or diamonds with rust (I love that song by Joan Baez). …
These poems appeared as a sparkle and came from the dust of my mind. Every rhyme started with a light, words walked me through the darkness and to the final clarification of feelings that are sometimes hidden in our souls.
The collection of poems is dedicated to all heroes and heroines I have met, and I haven’t met in my life. Thank you for your service so we can drink our coffees, write poems, walk, talk, lay our heads down to sleep at night peacefully. It is also dedicated to all heroines and heroes waiting at home for their loved ones.
(Interview) Robert Vlach explains in his best-selling book The Freelance Way why freelancing is easier than other ways of doing business: “You don’t need an artificial brand and the capital needs are very low, but there’s a catch.”
Not really. There are small differences, but the essential know-how for freelancing is quite universal. For example, my book went through a peer-review process with experienced freelancers from all over the world, yet their views on the important issues were basically the same as mine. I believe it is partly because the ethos of the free trades and independent professionals is rooted in our ancient history, in the Roman times and beyond. In our free, Western society, we all draw on these cultural roots, meaning that we share a certain ideal or archetype of how a real professional acts and behaves. …
I am writing a new novel based on the unbelievable true story. It is my pleasure to share the story with you today.
The Hotel Continental was famous before World War 2. It was the favorite place of the high society. During the occupation, the Gestapo loved this place, and then were replaced by US Army officers at the end of the war. General Hinds fell in love with Eugenie Ledecká, a young widow and the hotel owner. He did not forget her and send her a ring from the USA. …