Well, hello there.
I want to welcome you to my brand new home on the Internet. Since it’s good manners to extend the welcoming mat, I’ll do a brief introduction post. Those who do know me know me as Harry Markov, but that’s not really the whole story. My whole given name is Haralambi, something not many people knew about me, because I have preferred for the longest of times to go by the short and far less confusing moniker Harry.
I’m plowing through my early twenties as a born-and-raised bilingual Bulgarian, who has settled in the coastal city of Varna and engaged in a ferocious battle with my university for my master’s degree in Advertisement and Media Communications. I have a bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relationships and have decided as a sensible economics specialist to turn to writing as my livelihood. For a fuller biographical account, you can always check the ABOUT page at the top of the blog.
My current work position involves SEO optimization, ghostwriting and maintaining social media channels for a local SEO optimization company. On the side, I write fiction, edit, review and do just about anything to get me near to the act of storytelling. If you are curious about what I have done so far, please refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY for my fiction projects and NONFICTION for the various articles and reviews I’ve written over the past years.
Now then, let’s move on to The Alternative Typewriter. Why the name? Typewriters are the first symbolic object I associate writers with. Why else would anyone need a typewriter other than to sit and write? Also there’s a cute personal story concerning a special typewriter that I will tell at a certain moment in the future. The “alternative” part comes from my tendency to jump from one field interest to another, trying to catalogue the strange things in life, never actually staying long enough to become an opinion on the topic.
Every post here will reflect my adoration for exploration, interpretation and books, but the topics will vary as I sample more and more of what the wonderfully weird world culture has to offer. At times I’ll probably discuss nonfiction books, discuss sexuality, talk about pop music, talk art and writing, and share things from culture’s fringes. Still curious about the blog? Check out ABOUT THE BLOG.
Ok. I think my job is done. I can now officially start marking a house out of words here and hope you stick around.
I will probably update this post for later on and use it again, because it’s always good to say hello every once in a while and take the time to get to know each other anew. In that spirit, I challenge you to ask me anything: weird, personal and improper are always welcome. I do love to make a good quip.