Summer rain

What do on a summer day when it’s pouring rain? Several options are available:

  • reading books
  • watching movies
  • playing computer games
  • writing

I’ve done all of them. I know, I should be writing my next novel but other’s are equally good options to do on a rainy summer day.

My choice for reading  was The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (again), movie choice was Terminator 3 – Rise of the Machines and choice for computer game was Civilization V.

A few things to point about the choices above and how they relate to my writing:

  • Hithchiker has influenced my stories. There is great conspiracy in Hitchhiker and there is a great conspiracy in Truths, Half-Truths and Lies. There’s also great wars in Hitchiker, and there’s a great war in End of an Era.
  • Terminator  series has influenced too. Remember those signs about machines in Truths, Half-Truths and Lies.
  • How does a game like Civilization V influences a novel? Well, there are great empires in the game that do diplomacy,  trading and wage wars. The same are found in my stories from the Strangers’ Universe, scaled up to span the entire galaxy.

The point I want to make here is that all that we experience influences what we do. Like my writing and stories are influenced by books, movies and games.

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