Ziv Navoth Nanotales

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Nanotales

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On a cold September morning in 2003 Ziv Navoth woke up, stared into the blank screen of his computer and wrote for 30 minutes. He did this for the following 146 days. The result is Nanotales--83 stories with attention deficit disorder. The nanotale is a quick fix that guarantees to transport readers into another world and back in 7 minutes. Like any good drug, the results can be pain, panic, euphoria or ecstasy, depending on the story.

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I never intended to write a book. Oh I always wanted to write a book, but like most of us, had no clue on how to actually go about doing so.None of the advice I had read about writing seemed to work for me. The pattern was familiar. I would sit down, write a paragraph or two, and then the worst critic of them all (the one sitting on my shoulder) would begin commenting: "That's such a lame opening!" or "You actually believe anyone will read past that paragraph?!"So I stopped trying and accepted the fact that I would never end up writing a book, nor anything longer than a page, for that matter. Then came Keith Johnstone, and everything changed.Just like with writing, drama is something I've always wanted to experiment with. Just like with writing, I had no clue on how to do it. Then one day a friend of mine suggested I look up improvisational theatre - the kind where you get on stage with no prior script, receive instructions from a director ("you and your partner are a brother and sister meeting each other at your mother's funeral. You haven't spoken to each other for 10 years. ACTION!") and act out a scene in front of an audience.I Googled the word "Improv" and ended up buying a small book call Impro, written by the grandfather of improvisation, Keith Johnstone. When I put the book down (I read it in one go) I went online, found where Keith's next workshop was and two weeks later I found myself at the Bay Area Theatre Sports - a drama school in San Francisco. A week later I was re-born, having learned how to turn off that aforementioned critic and simply be present in the moment.Improv taught me one important lesson: You have zero control over what other people think about you, so you might as well stop trying so hard to please them and get on doing what it is you like doing. I shared this insight with a friend of mine who urged me to start writing. "Write me a story every day and I promise that however bad it is, I'll read it and send you my thoughts."And so it began. I would wake up every morning, stare into a blank screen and write a story for 30 minutes. No plot, no character development, no re-writes. The first few stories sucked. But my friend kept on reading them anyway. And when the stories got better, she sent them to a few of her friends, who sent them to a few of their friends. Soon, I had 40 people reading one of my stories every day.What would I write about? Anything that came to mind. I never knew what I was going to write about before I started. Planning is something I was never good at... All I needed was the first line (something my flatmate said over breakfast, the first line of a song, anything really) and the rest would flow.Discipline is also something I'm very bad at, so it was clear that I had to find a way to force me to write every day. The solution was simple - make a promise to someone other than yourself -then keep it. And so my promise to my audience was this: You get a short story every day unless I tell you 24 hours in advance that I won't be writing one. Period.This went on for more than six months at the end of which I had written more than 150 short stories, many of them now comprise my book Nanotales.If you're reading these lines and want to start writing yourself then you have two options: You can go and take an improv course (or find another way to kill your critic) or you can follow the words of Ernest Hemingway and "write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know."

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Ziv Navoth is a product of a jilted generation. The son of a former Mossad officer, telling stories became his survival skill. Acting on the advice of a secret muse, Navoth wakes up one morning, stares into a blank computer screen, writes for 30 minutes, and then goes on with his life. He does this for 146 consecutive days. Franc Roddam s Ziji Publishing has yet again found a stunning debut novel to add to his stable which includes the enchanting Margarita s Olive Press, Clive Woodall s international hits One for Sorrow and Seven for a Secret, and the worldwide best-seller, The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury, topping the charts in the UK, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic and in the top ten in the New York Times bestseller list for eleven weeks. 38 countries sold worldwide.

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