Nanowrimo and a few questions.
Dear reader, If you’ve visited my site / blog more than a few times you’ll be aware of this mad phenomenon called Nanowrimo. National Novel Writer’s Month. The crazy scheme to write a novel in one month, being November. Today, as I was walking down some stairs and up some others, I suddenly realised that […]
Snow White Revisited revisited.
Dear reader, If you have read this book before, you may encounter a few slight differences in the current version. The text has been cleaned up, the spells have been checked (thank you, Hilda and Barbara), and also… the seven dwarfs have new names! I discovered that Snow White’s name is free to use for everyone […]
What happened to our comma?
Dear reader and especially writer, I am worried. Worried about our little, curly friend, the comma. It seems to have done something terribly wrong with adjectives. They used to be such good friends, and lately I see more and more people forget about our comma when they describe huge, beautiful, interesting things, and even when […]
A real book. Is it what you hold in your hands?
Dear reader, Many a question’s being asked about what is a book. A real book. I think that’s a valid question, and also something that only can be answered from the right point of view. A book always used to be something made of paper, with a cover around it, and words inside that smell […]
The plotting pantser, or how a non-planner writes down plans
Dear reader, Sometimes the impossible becomes possible. I just reached a point in a story where I really didn’t know which side I had to turn. There were too many involved groups of people handing me too many possible outcomes. This doesn’t happen often, so I was thrown out of my own loop. This, I […]
Y. Yes. #AtoZChallenge
Y. Yes Dear reader, Yes! That is all I can say to this strange road that lies behind me. Behind me? Yes! Behind me. Almost four years of actual book-publishing lie behind me, and yes, it was an incredible journey. Even more yes, because I’m ready for more of this. There will be more adventures of […]
X. X-factor #AtoZChallenge
X. X-factor Dear reader, What is the X-factor in writing? It’s probably something different for each writer. Just as there is a different book in the hands of each reader, I am sure. For me it is the surprise that is around every corner of the story. What will the next paragraph bring? Where will […]
V. For Vocabulary, which is important to writers #AtoZChallenge
V. Vocabulary Dear reader, I had a good, long thought about the letter V. Finally I decided on Vocabulary. Not very surprising maybe as that is one of the most powerful tools of a writer. It’s easy to jot down a sentence, but to add the proper ‘pizzazz’ to it, one needs to know the […]
U. Unlimited places for the mind to wander – #AtoZChallenge
U. Unlimited Dear reader, Have you ever considered where the limits of your imagination are? How wild and strange the places can be that your mind can bring to you, almost so vividly that your mind seems to take you to those places? That is how creating new stories feels to me. There are no boundaries, […]
T. Tools #AtoZChallenge
T. Tools Tools. Indeed, dear reader, even a writer has tools. Hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, I think the entire tool kit can be brought out into the open when a writer is at work. Of course these devices look a bit different from those: The actual tools are things like notepad, tiny scraps of paper with […]