Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nanowrimo. The madness.

Madness? “Madness?” I almost hear you think, dear reader. Please, fear not. Even when there is madness involved, I am still in reasonable control of my abilities. But you said madness! True. I did. Let me explain. Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an exercise for authors, or rather anyone who likes to write, to let go of… (more…)


Baffled, still.

Yes, dear reader, I am baffled again. Still. Sometimes it does not take much to achieve that. Especially when it comes to utterings of appreciation concerning the stories or books that I have written. I started writing the Hilda stories in July 2009. That is little over two years ago. In that time, up to now, 7 books have come… (more…)


Featured quote

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great… (more…)


Hilda, Zelda, and Amazon

If Amazon keeps their word, book four of Hilda, Hilda and Zelda, will be available in all Amazon e-book-stores in about 24 hours.


Input asked on the ninth Hilda book

Yes, dear reader. The ninth book. Book 7, Back to school, has just hit the e-shelf of Smashwords; book 8, which will be titled Dragon Master, is approaching its final words in draft, and I am already looking at number 9. Now I have a question… if book 9 of Hilda would involve another fairy tale, like Snow-White revisited, which… (more…)


Book review – The Sorcerer’s House

Title: The Sorcerer’s House Author: Gene Wolfe Genre: Fantasy Rating:  At first I was a bit surprised, reading this book. The form in which it is written is quite unusual (I shall refrain from what it is, that’s something for you to discover), but once I had gotten used to it, I loved the idea. And getting used to the format… (more…)


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I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes… – Philip Dusenberry


Grammar

I just had to post this.    


WorldReader

A blogpost on TheDigitalReader about “World Reader” drew my attention. What is WorldReader? E-readers and e-books. They are normal things for us, for many among us they are daily goods. WorldReader wants to use them to change the world. Using e-readers and e-books, they want to educate the people who usually are not able to get to this kind of information,… (more…)


Featured quote

Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. De-accession euphemisms. If any… (more…)