Reedsy

What is Reedsy

A few months ago I was surfing on the ocean of the Internet, lost somewhere between the Island of

“How to improve my writing”

and the Archipelagos of

“Writing contests”.

The discovery

Then, by chance, I entered in a blog called Reedsy.

“Nothing special”

I thought before taking a better look at it.
I started reading and after hours I didn’t finish half of the material inside this website. From daily writing courses to weekly contests, everything seemed to be everything I always dreamed about. And everything with that special human touch that lets you forget for a moment to be on a website.

A sacred place

I felt like I was in a sacred place, a safe place in which you can express yourself, study, read and ask other experts for help. I stopped surfing in the Ocean of the Internet and I started to swim lightly in this small sea. The water was warm, but not hot enough to make you feel dizzy. It was refreshing and it gave me the strength to start my writing with a renovate energy.

My first short story

Last week I sent my first short story to the website. It’s not my first story, since I have my stories published on my Flyingstories website. But if usually I decide the theme of my stories, this time I had to follow a path, and it wasn’t easy.

“Write about two strangers that keep meeting each other”

This was the prompt.

And for me, accustomed to write mostly fantastic stories, it wasn’t really an easy task.

A story about a shepherd

So I sent Reedsy a simple story about a shepherd of camels. It comes from my experience living in Dubai and the chats I had with hundreds of taxi drivers all around the city. Sometimes you forget to be in a big city, when you turn your head to the desert and meet “wild” camels around.
I decided then to write a story about a man lost in the desert, a man that doesn’t feel human anymore, but more one of the animals he’s trying to help grow. A lost man in a period of pandemic, when everyone feels lost for a reason or another.

A way out

And he finds himself a way out.
As we, every one of us, is supposed to do.
Thanks Reedsy for the opportunity of discovering a story, hidden somewhere inside myself.

 

The urge to read

The urge to travel

I was six yers old, I was sitting in my room and I realised that reading was the engine I needed to explore every single ocean in the world. It doesn’t mean you don’t need to move, mind my word. Most of the people start with the assumption that reading is quite boring and static activity, although I thought the opposite. I thought it back then, and I still think this is true.

A travel

Reading must be more than just taking passively ideas from a stranger. It must be a travel, an adventure. And as any traveller experienced, you end up most of the time poorer than you started (tickets costs, as well as books), but empowered. The experience, the travel, must give you memories you’d use in times of need.

A good book

What is good book, then, it’s all about your taste. Few days ago a colleague of mine said “My favourite writer ever is J.K. Rowling”. This is the kind of reader I’d rather call emotional. It doesn’t matter the style, the message of the story, the layers the writer carefully put one over the other. No, the important is the emotion she felt when she was young. That travel, it’s still there with her.

A great book

So it’s time to see another important expression, a great book. How a great book looks like? Think about the travel, which travel do you remember as a great one and which do you recollect as being just oook? The same stands for reading a book. The great books are the ones that, for different reasons, opened a small door, let us cry or laugh, comforted us like a good friend.

Daniele Frau_Flyingstories_reading a book

Flyingstories_reading a book

Ok stop talking Dan

All right then, today I will carry each one of you in my world. My secret, bookworm world. I will give you some advice on the book I will read, and I hope it will help you in your research of your next great book. Or on your fantasy travel, if you know what I mean!

See you, then!

Daniele Frau

Flyingstories

Anime Vive

L’idea

Anime vive_ Daniele Frau_libro Anime vive_ Daniele Frau_libro

Circa un anno fa, in questo periodo, prendeva forma una storia: Anime Vive. Questa storia aveva tre interpreti ed era raccontata in presa diretta da tre oggetti. Per quanto stramba possa sembrare, questa storia è stata interamente ispirata dal mondo che passeggia e si lega le scarpe sui marciapiedi di tutto il mondo.

Una vita in viaggio

Ho la fortuna di viaggiare quotidianamente per il mondo, vedendo come gli esseri umani trovino modi diversi per sopravvivere all’alienazione. Il costante senso di abbandono, di abisso dell’umanità, sta risucchiando anche le anime più ardite. Ho deciso dunque di creare una storia in cui un venditore di anime va alla ricerca della sua anima perduta.

La storia si complicherà quando pian piano si scopriranno tutti gli ostacoli che gli si prospettano davanti, siano essi psicologici o con le fattezze di un energumeno con un cappello.

Il libro

Il libro è stato stampato grazie ad un eccellente supporto, Youcanprint, che oltre alla stampa si è preso l’onere della distribuzione. Ad oggi, il libro è presente su Mondadori Store, IBS, ovviamente Youcanprint e tanti altri ancora.

Collaborazioni

Il libro va di pari passo con le immagini che lo accompagnano. Questo grazie alla collaborazione di un artista d’eccezione, Gabriele Manca. Eclettico (la sua Arte va dal disegno, fino alla creazione di oggetti di scena, maschere, fino ad arrivare alle esperienze in campo attori ale e clownistico), Gabriele con la sua DMQ Producions con base ad Rotterdam  ha avuto un impulso determinante per la riuscita del progetto. Non smetterò mai di ringraziarlo.

Prossimi progetti

I prossimi progetti saranno un tour di Anime Vive per tutta Italia, a partire molto probabilmente dalla metà di aprile. Vorrei che in qualche modo la lettura di questo libro e la sua discussione possano dare un punto di vista “altro” e spingere ad una riflessione quotidiana.

Buona lettura,

Daniele Frau

 

Russian!

Russian language

Finally, I did it. After years of dreaming about going back to study Russian, I finally did and with good results. Having a Russian wife helped me, you say? Yes, probably. But you need at the same time to have the will of studying every single day, reading and listening in Russian. And in the last two years I did, more or less every day.

A lot of website

Honestly, if you speak English, there a so many different kind of website and resources to study languages. Youtube is a goldmine if you know what su search. If you’re Italian the number of website and resources are less and less easy to find. But, still you can find something. Few years ago, a person coming from a small city, like myself, couldn’t possibly imagine to study languages such Arabic or Russian. Now it’s quite normal to do so.

The right one

I tried Rosetta Stone, Assimil, and many more. I must say, now my favourite is russianpod101.com . I find it complete, up-to-date and full of resources. Now I have even a personal teacher following me and pushing me to improve my Russian. She asked me to take an exam (not the easiest one, I must say) few weeks ago, and I was surprised when I discovered I passed it.

Daniele Frau Russian Certificate
Daniele Frau_ Russian

Flyingstories

Flyingstories

My new project

FlyingstoriesSeagulls in Dubai, Flyingstories

https://youtu.be/kY4FfefQygY

Every now and then I was thinking if it was right to put new stuff on this big ocean called Internet. With flyingstories I decided not to put anything else if not some stories from our travels around the world, some languages courses and some stories coming straight from my fantasy. What else? Just have a look!

How hijack technology!

How hijack tecnology!

pepper hacker
pepper-hacker

 

How technology hijacked us

Some days ago I was wondering about technology has changed our lives. At dinner’s time we are used to speak about the day, at school or at work. Now everyone is technology- addicted. Tv, I-something and computers are our new friends. Sometimes we’re more close to a friend 3000 km away than our father or mother.

A great idea

So, using the same technology sometimes I hate, I’ve discovered a new invention which makes me smile. I’m talking about the pepper hacker. It is or it is not the wonderful idea ever?

Let’s look to this video and have a nice day!

Web Radio

Web Radio

statistiche radio
statistiche radio

New Birth

Today we’re experiencing the second birth of radio. Almost 120 years had passed (119 years, precisely) since Guglielmo Marconi discovered this incredible media. Today, after years of silence, radio kills the tv stars!

Some statistics

News technologies are changing the world in many fields, and media and marketing is the most changeable of this fields. Many people says “radio is a dead media, without future”. But you know what? I don’t think that, and statistics support my thesis. As I’ve already explained in my posts in other blogs, web radio is increasing every day its audience and people working in media/                         communication have to know that. Who says that? Statistics, like that.

Italy, Europe, USA, World?

Nowadays with web radio stations is not easy to know precisely what our audience is. Every countries have different cultures and different approaches, and as usual different statistics. In Germany for example stats reveal a 10% teenagers using web radio not just for music, but for information, too. Pandora, iheart e itunesradio are the most used worldwide radio platforms.

How to open a radio

Launch a new radio channel has never been so easy. You have just to follow a course, in which you understand the basis of radio and then you’ll become a speaker! I did the same and the last week I get started with my idea to have a show (I did it in Rome) with singers, actors and dancers ON AIR! And you know what I experienced? People LOVE radio!

Di: Daniele Frau

A new blog!

A new Blog

ricette
Ricette

Ciblog

I’ve made a new blog, Ciblog. All graphics are mine and original, made using the app Canvas. This app is so useful and you are able after few minutes to create something really astonishing! It’s up to you and your imagination.

My blog

My first blog is about my cooperative, SSP Coop, based in Cagliari and Rome, since 2013. I translate from English and Arabic to Italian and with SSP (you can find it on FB and Linkedin, too) I’m able to customize marketing strategies, or simply blogs and sites experience.

Why not?

So, why don’t you send me an e-mail or call me via Skype? (my account is SHA3RUTHEPOET). Let’s try my services, from translation to operative marketing!

Daniele Frau