Yearly Archives: 2016

10 reasons why I love blogging

Why do we love blogging so much? And is the death of blogging nearer than ever or should the Cassandras of this world stop predicting this unlikely possibility? Here are 10 reasons I love blogging (almost) as much as reading : It is a fantastic form of expression. It is a little bit like having your own column…

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5 tips for finding (and keeping) inspiration

When I joined the Creative Superheroes group on Facebook, I thought that it would be a nice place for ideas and maybe a few tips on blogging. What I didn’t know was that it would be a FUN place to hang out, reading advice, discovering beautiful blogs and interesting people, all with Allison’s quirky and fun way!…

Comfort Books and Comfort Food

Sometimes I really need some me time with a (good) book, a  (crispy) glass of wine and a (hearty) bowl of something delicious to keep me company. I can be very anxious at times with or without reason and I have found that this combination helps me relax and unwind. So as I have been…

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The fault in our stars illustrated

I loved reading The Fault In Our Stars and I know many of you have as well. I don’t know what it is with this book, it is overly sad and painful, however it seems to have touched and inspired so many people! I often come across beautiful illustrations of various quotes from the book…

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The soundtrack of translation

While I was translating the fourth book in the Selection series, The Heir, by Kiera Cass,  I have been listening to various tracks, depending on the mood of the book and the narrative pace. It really helps me create an atmosphere and I feel its a nice way for my translation will be in harmony with…

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5 things to do for you this Spring!

I don’t know about you but I’m definitely a spring – summer – early autumn person! Anything but winter in any case 🙂 So now that spring is soooo close (even though the clouds outside my window don’t seem to know it yet) I’m all about plans and good vibes! Here’s 5 things that are…

The only solution for translator’s block!

A TIP FOR TRANSLATOR’S BLOCK. Translators, freelancers, creatives of any art…. We all have felt it. When the deadline is approaching quicker than Khaleesi’s dragons  but your progress is slower than George R.R. Martin’s writing pace of the next GoT book! You really want to give it all and finish the masterpiece you are translating…

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10 favorite paper goodies!

I love stationery! Notebooks, scrapbook paper, pens, washi tape, you name it, I’ll hoard it! The only thing I don’t particularly like is diaries with dates as they make me feel stressed about time, deadlines and the inevitability of time passing. I do use them for work, though, so I try to pick colorful fun…

Feverish weekend

Literally, I spent the weekend with a fever, feeling awful every waking moment (and the very few sleeping ones, too) ! I got the cold a) because we went to the movies on Friday and it was so hot in the room I couldn’t bear it! I always get sick after being forced to stay…

Office Detox for Translators

I had some fun trying the Translator’s Wheel of Happiness and saw that one of my weakest points was my working environment. Although I designed my office myself, with simple, elegant touches including some of my favorite elements, I cannot deny the fact that I have since transformed it into a messy hell of printouts, files, knick-knacks…