Dear reader, In November the madness will strike again, and as in the previous years I plan to participate. I’ve had many ideas about what to write for this, my personal seventh edition. I started with no idea, then one idea, after that there were lots of them and I faced the choice – something […]
Dear Reader (and I am looking at you especially, fellow writer), I used Grammarly to grammar check this post because my inner editor is no match for my typing speed. (Also my real life editor sometimes has a hard time with me, so if there’s anything I can do to make her life easier, then […]
The work of today
Dear reader, I’ve been busy today. The last chapters of Hilda 11 were moved to the e-book file. Then I reformatted a copy of the file for the paperback version of Hilda 11 and moved all that to the print-on-demand service “lulu.com” from where it will be available. I must say that the cover looks […]
Writers and their quirks
Dear Reader, Thanks to Valerie Douglas I came upon a link to the Huffington Post which had a very amusing list of habits of writers of old. It’s so entertaining that I can’t keep it from you! • Poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller was very particular about his writing process. He worked mostly at night and hung […]
Nanowrimo-issue. A question for my readers.
Dear Reader, As I did the last 6 years I intend to venture into the madness of Nanowrimo again this year. After some pondering the subject for this year’s writing craze I remembered having two options last year. As one of them was written then (the history of the Mimosa, readers of Hilda – Lycadea […]
A wickedly witching update
Dear reader, You may like to know that edits on the new Hilda the Wicked Witch book (the 11th already) are going well. My editor, Carol, is taking good care of the crappedy crap that I put in the texts, so many thanks to her and her patient work! More news from the same […]
The bilingual story of Sebastian
Dear reader, As I mentioned before in this post, I have started writing a story in two languages simultaneously. Time has progressed, and so has the story. Both stories are on chapter 35 so far and have grown to over 81,000 words each. To my unrelenting surprise the difference in word-counts is still something to […]
Dear reader, A few years ago I started writing a detective. That in itself is already a bit of an oddity as I am mainly writing fantasy and science fiction. To make things more interesting I planned to make the detective a pagan. (If you don’t know what a pagan is, you can follow this […]
Writer. Do your research.
Dear reading fiction-writer. Yes, you. Do you research? If you write historical fiction, you probably do. You need to know the proper time-frame and era that your characters live in. You need to know about food, transport, weapons, social classes and so forth. When you write contemporary fiction, you’ll probably hound the news and modern […]