Charisma, take 2.
So, an update on Charisma, Hilda’s second in command, so to speak. My girlfriend (and wife to be) read the first version to her son. End result is a slight rework of the story. It only means redoing everything, which of course is fine. Together we worked out something that will be quite good. There […]
A writer is a writer not because they write well and easily, because they have amazing talent, because everything they do is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. – Junot Diaz, […]
A word on Hilda’s stories.
It’s Hilda for friends, otherwise known as Grimhilda. Through the endless ways of the Internet I discovered that people wonder if the Hilda books are child-safe. Here is the short answer: No, I did not write the Hilda books for children. Here is the long answer for whom is interested: it all depends on what you […]
Paper books, electronic books
Paper books are the best. The feel of the paper, the smell of the ink, the weight of the book. E-books are the best. My e-reader is so convenient, I can take so many book with me in one fine small device and they are ever present. Yes, the fight is on, since a long […]
It is entirely different writing.
I wrote my handfasting vows. An entirely different kind of writing. It is the kind that makes you think hard and look at life in many other ways. But it is a good kind of writing. But not to worry, I also added a nice bit to the next Hilda story.
Featured quote – or…
The one thing I dislike about the writing process is the sometimes-loneliness of it all. Readers only get to see the glamour part of a bound book, not some of the agonizing moments one has while constructing it. – Mary Rodgers Interestingly enough this is not so for me. I venture into the story together […]
Writing prompt: A whisper on the stairs. (2)
Sometimes I write a short piece starting from a writing prompt. One of those prompts was “A whisper on the stairs”. As an additional challenge, I decided to write 2 different short pieces on that same prompt. Following is the second one.
A children’s witch
I’ve been contemplating reworking the first Hilda book into a child-safe version. Basically it should not be a lot of work as the amount of strong language is rather limited. It will probably also become a much better book than the one that is out now, as I have learnt the odd thing about writing […]