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Davide Mana

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in Torino, Italy
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Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Leigh Brackett, Harlan Ellison

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February 2012

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A paleontologist and environmental scientist by trade, Davide currently lives in the wine country of the Asti province, in southern Piedmont.

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Davide Mana I write about it.
I keep going on the same page - I just change font or color, and I start writing about not being able to write, about being stuck.
It …more
I write about it.
I keep going on the same page - I just change font or color, and I start writing about not being able to write, about being stuck.
It usually passes in a few minutes.
Also, I jump from one project to another - when I'm stuck on story A, I can get to work on story B.(less)
Davide Mana You get to put ideas into other people minds.
Also, you are creating something that did not exist before.
And you're helping people have a good time, fo…more
You get to put ideas into other people minds.
Also, you are creating something that did not exist before.
And you're helping people have a good time, forget their problems for a while, or maybe you show them a way to tackle those problems.
It's sitting alone in a dark room, making up imaginary people and inventing stories, and influencing people's lives with those inventions.(less)
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Learning from anime

I’ve had this idea, about a series of posts about what I learned about storytelling from various media I used to spend my time with as a kid. This was in part inspired by a chat I had this morning with my friend Lucy, but it’s a little more complicated than that.
As a kid I watched a lot of movies and TV series, cartoons both western and Japanese, I read comics, I read novels and short stories and

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