Every single one of us has experienced the effects of the pandemic and has gone through them in their own ways. I don’t know about you, but I, personally, have struggled so much, and in this episode, I am going to tell you why.
Today I am going to talk about something that plays quite an important role in my writing experience, and this something is the language. Listen to this new episode to know more.
Today is time for some real disclosure. I want to be entirely honest with you and say that Brooxy Moon is not exactly my name. Listen to know more.
In this episode I am going to tell you more about my writing process. First of all, because I believe that sharing my experience could be useful to build an honest relationship with whoever is listening, and second of all, because I think that telling you how tough the whole writing process has been for me, could be of help to those of you who feel overwhelmed by their work.
Hey guys, I’ve got news! I have just started a podcast! It has been hard but eventually I decided to go for it. I am extremely unconfident, and I tend to get worried quite easily so, it required me a lot of will power to beat the inner shitter who lives inside of me and … Continue reading A New Podcast
This is the very first episode of the Diary Of An Aspiring Author, so today I am just going to introduce myself and explain what this podcast is about.
Blank like a page, Fresh like a start. ©Brooxy Moon
For a long time, I believed that to be an interesting person I had to have a very specific opinion about everything, that I had to pick one side or the other, never stay in the middle. That’s what society teaches us. The world is either black or white, there’s no room for grey. But … Continue reading I believe In Grey
Being an aspiring author is not easy. I was scrolling my Instagram feed the other day and my attention was captured by a post of a writer I follow. She was communicating her decision to give up on writing because life was bringing her down and she didn’t have the strength to carry on with … Continue reading A Community For Aspiring Authors
Jumps, the crowd jumps, hands float in the air, following the loud music. I move at their rhythm, while a dark smile brightens my face. Pretending, that’s all I can do. If only someone noticed the grief in my eyes. If only someone set me free, free from this fake smile free from this life. … Continue reading Deejay, Don’t Stop
I used to know this place. I used to know these people. I still remember the afternoons sitting by the sea, smoking and chatting, the dinners together, the road trips. Yet I feel like I don’t belong here. Who am I? Who have I become? ©Brooxy Moon
The Paradox of Love Ōdī et amō. Quārē id faciam fortasse requīris.Nesciŏ, sed fierī sentiō et excrucior. I hate and I love. Why I do this, perhaps you ask.I know not, but I feel it happening and I am tortured. Catullus * This short poem by the Roman lyric poet Catullus was written around 65 … Continue reading Odi et Amo
Here I am, Look at me While I blossom. * A spring feast is happening, Silently, Within me. Can you see it? * A dead tree I was, And now, Look at me, I am in bloom. *** ©Brooxy Moon
Happiness lays in the little moments of joy that life offers us. Happiness lays in the freedom to enjoy those moments without the fear that something bad is going to happen if we do. And who can give us that freedom if not ourselves? Happiness is scary. The fact that it might end is scary … Continue reading Happiness
Where do I belong? This question has been following me for some time now. I had to write an essay about it when I was in high school and it's been stuck in my had since then. I guess it’s because I have never managed to find the right answer for it. Back then, I … Continue reading Where do I belong?
The sun breaks through the clouds, Right there, Where the sky meets the sea, And all of a sudden The world is bright again *** ©Brooxy Moon
Pic from Canva.com We are all waiting for Boris’s speech today. We have been in lockdown since before Christmas, but it seems like the nightmare is about to end. It’s going to happen slowly, one step at the time, which means there’s still a long way before we’ll be able to resume our lives, yet … Continue reading The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
The Origin Of The Eye Society Picture from canva.com Have you ever experienced the urgency to write something down because within yourself you felt like it could be the only way to solve a problem? I have. It all happened on a Friday, during a march for the climate organised by Fridays for Future. I … Continue reading Behind The Novel
Homo Sapiens Natura Picture from Canva.com Do you know how important nature is for the existence of the human species? Of course, you do! We all went to school and learned about photosynthesis. But how often do we think about the fact that without that process, our life on Earth would be impossible? The nature … Continue reading The Evolution of Humans
We humans have spent our existence trying to find a God, thinking that would help us understanding the reason for our lives. We created religions that instead of making us come together, tear us apart. We haven’t even noticed that God is actually within us, within all the things that surround us. God is Nature, … Continue reading Nature is…
Walking to remain sane * Enjoying the little things * Realising what really counts *** ©Brooxy Moon
Lost in a nightmare, it’s hard to escape * It’s just a dream, I say Open your eyes and run away * Here’s the sun, The morning has finally come And life has just begun. * ©Brooxy Moon
The Unsolicited Opinion London is silent. You must have heard of the new strain of coronavirus. It seems like the situation is out of control here, in the South-East of England. That’s why new restrictions are in place and we won’t be able to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. Maybe these restrictions over the … Continue reading Silent London
The Unsolicited Opinion Have you ever looked up for the word ‘respect’ on Google? Well, I did, and this is what I found: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or right of others. I thought the two meanings were well … Continue reading Respect
‘Some days you shape your life,’ Amira said, ‘some others you let life shape you. Hours flow through you in an invisible motion. The only proof of their existence is the pain they leave you with when the sun goes down and the night comes.’ Margot didn’t say anything at first. She kept looking at … Continue reading At Sunset
Even on grey days There's a dash of colour Waiting for us Just around the corner It's all about looking for it © Brooxy Moon
May you be the yellow leaf on the ground fallen under the intensity of its long existence Rather than the green leaf strogly attached to the tree abruptly ripped by the storm. © Brooxy Moon
The things we say are the reflection of our own perspective. It happens the same with the stories we tell. When we write, we are simply inviting people to look at the world through our lens. At the end of the day we all see things in different ways, but by listening and reading we … Continue reading Through the lens
The Unsolicited Opinion I was listening to the radio the other day and they said that young children returning to school after the break due to the pandemic have lost some of their skills. Some kids have gone back wearing nappies, some others have forgotten how to use knives and forks. What hit me the … Continue reading Families and Society
I fall into deep dark I gasp for freedom * Far looks the light But I climb Walls made of slippery charcoal * My muscles hurt I feel the pain in my hands And yet I climb Walls made of slippery charcoal * Closer is now the light Heavy is though my head I may … Continue reading Darkness
Falling are the leaves Chilling is the air Winter is just around the corner * I will miss these colours Yellow, red and evergreen And the warmth of my thoughts * I will miss the sound of the landing leaves And the words they whisper That gently echo in my mind * © Brooxy Moon
The Unsolicited Opinion Trump has lost the US election and Biden is the new president. I’m not American and yet I feel relieved by the results. What makes me really happy, though, is the amount of people who bothered to vote! America hadn’t seen such a voter turnout in over a century! This really shows … Continue reading Habemus President
The Unsolicited Opinion It’s the first day of “Lockdown II” and it feels weird. I don’t know how long it’s going to last (they said four weeks, but nobody can be sure), neither what kind of consequences it will have. I mean, economically speaking we’ve seen that Covid has had a terrible impact on our … Continue reading Lockdown – Round II
Hold my hand Hold it tight Stranger I used to know * Hold my hand Forgive my eyes Full of confusion And surprise * No memories I have left And yet I feel the love In your hand That holds mine * So, do not let go Stranger I used to know You Forgotten love … Continue reading Stranger I Used To Know
‘Every regret you have ever had since the day you were born, is recorded in here,’ Mrs Elm said, tapping her finger on the cover. ‘I now give you permission to open it.’ It’s with these words that Mrs Elm gives the Book of Regrets to Nora when she arrives in the Midnight Library, a … Continue reading A Thing I Have Learned
‘Hi Joanna. Aw, and hello you, beautiful dog,’ Sarah says, leaving the corridor door behind her. It’s a bit chilly outside, Joanna can tell by the sudden change of temperature that takes place in her house after Sarah enters. 'Hi Sarah. How was your journey?' Sarah says it was fine while she quickly strokes Zoe’s … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
At the end of the day We're all filling blank pages. We're all writing our own book. © Brooxy Moon
All of a sudden The sun And everything was alive Again © Brooxy Moon
The Eye Society Aria and Joshua had known each other for a year now. They had met at the E-footballers Award the year before. Aria was there with her family, because of her father: Adam Adams, one of the best amateur e-footballers of all times. Adams had never missed an E-F Award, and neither had … Continue reading Joshua
The Eye Society Gloria liked gossiping with the girls – that was why her visits always took so long. Even though she wasn’t sure that the love story between Michael and Diana was true, she joined that conversation as if it was the only thing she cared about. Gloria, clearly, suspected it was all a … Continue reading Gloria
The Eye Society Reading Ali’s name on the accident report had brought so many memories back to him. Ali Dawn, it could have been a namesake, but Brian somehow knew it wasn’t. That was why he decided to walk the airdriver to the aircar. Of course, One would have been fitter for the purpose, any … Continue reading Brian
The Eye Society Ali had been doing this job for more than twenty-five years. It still impressed him when he thought about it, but he had been part of the first airdrivers’ crew in history; when they launched the air-cab service he was there, along with the other nine colleagues who passed the selection. No … Continue reading Ali
The Eye Society Aria shut the trapdoor to her home behind her and looked around for the last time. She used to go up and down that tunnel a dozen times a day when she was little, but that habit was long gone now. The sound of the air purifier filled the long white corridor. … Continue reading Aria
The woman was ready to take notes. The blue pen she was holding didn't match at all the style of the notebook on which she was about to write. “Fancy pen," Clelia asked, "a present?" “For my graduation," the woman confirmed. Clelia would have won if she had bet, but she didn't say it aloud. … Continue reading Writing to Explore
Photo by Valentin Antonucci The Unsolicited Opinion Did you know that 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? The first Earth Day was celebrated on April the 22nd 1970, when twenty million Americans took the streets to protest environmental negligence and demand green politics. Many things have changed from the seventies, but politics have … Continue reading Earth Day 2020
Photo by catmoz--4975455 The Unsolicited Opinion What happens if crude oil goes negative? This is a question I’d never thought I would ask, and yet here I am, jumping from one website to the other, looking for an answer. You must have heard the news; they’re all talking about it: the US oil price has … Continue reading Unprecedented Times For The Oil Industry
Photo by Breakingpic How many of you had to change their plans in the last few weeks? I bet that your lives have been a little disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, just like mine. If you have read some of my old posts, you may remember that an excerpt of my novel had been selected … Continue reading Change Of Plan
The Unsolicited Opinion Have you ever heard of moon mining? I was scrolling my news feed this morning, when I came across an article about it. Apparently, Donald Trump has signed an executive order encouraging the US to mine the moon for minerals. I got upset at first: the whole world is focused on fighting … Continue reading Mining the Moon: Really?
The Unsolicited Opinion The beautiful weather we had over the weekend made people think they could go to the park, find a spot, sit down and get tanned. This irresponsible behaviour didn’t go unnoticed by the Lambeth council, which unfortunately had to close Brockwell Park on Sunday due to the high number of visitors ignoring … Continue reading The lost community