• EVERYBODY GETS BAD REVIEWS

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    CRITIQUE & REVIEWS No love, you’re not alone. Every single storyteller, every single creator, gets bad reviews. Granted, some get more than others, but generally speaking, we all get our confidences knocked down a peg or two every now and then. But it doesn’t have to be the end of…

  • JUST DON’T BE A DICK

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    CRITIQUE & REVIEWS Once upon a time I used to love reading the reviews in The Sunday Times. It was my most precious indulgence as a poor single mum living in the north of Sweden. I’d pick up the thick envelope from my newsagents on Wednesdays and put it aside…

  • A BOOK OF MY LIFE?

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 11 IT’S MY LIFE and, provided it was penned by a decent author, it would probably make for a rather fascinating read. Now, obviously, I don’t know what my future holds, but even if I were to die tomorrow there’s been enough drama, horror, action, romance, fantasy…

  • I WANT IT RAW AND KINKY

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 10 ICE CREAM FLAVOURS… Funnily enough, when it comes to ice cream I am very much a vanilla kinda girl. And the funny part of that whole equation is that I am so not vanilla and most certainly not a girl. Now, don’t get me wrong. Ice…

  • MY GREATEST FEAR

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 9 MY GREATEST fear… Now, isn’t that an interesting question to be faced with right now? If I were to be locked into a room with my greatest fear there are only two possible scenarios: 1) The room is full of snakes, spiders and other creepy crawlies.…

  • A TEACHER I REMEMBER

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 8 THE TEACHER that had the most impact on my life? Hmm… I feel like I need to preface my answer to that question by saying I’ve had quite a few really good teachers in my life. Some of them were my teachers, some of them were…

  • HAVE YOU EVER FELT HELPLESS?

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 7 I’VE FELT pretty helpless ever since this blasted pandemic started. It has put my whole life on hold and cut me off from my family and friends. I realised quickly that I would need strategies in place to stop me from falling into the big, black…

  • THE MOST WE’VE BEEN APART

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 6 JONAH, YOU are my favourite person in the whole wide world! I can’t believe it’s been two years since we last cuddled up and told each other secrets. Or played games and laughed at how bad I was at playing LEGO The Hobbit.  When you left to…

  • THE OPENING SENTENCE

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 6 DEATH ARRIVED by brewery truck/lorry (döden kom med ölbil). That’s the opening sentence in The Democratic Terrorist (Den demokratiske terroristen), Swedish author Jan Guillou’s second book in the series about secret agent Carl Hamilton. Code name Coq Rogue. It was adapted into a film in 1993, with…

  • EVALENA STYF

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    AUTHOR PROFILE Linnea Lucifer Amateur Liar Linnea Lucifer is the Captain of an imaginary pirate ship, a weaver of stories, and a certified pain in the arse. She spends most of her days daydreaming and writing fantasy, smut and painfully crappy poetry. Named after a sweet little flower that grows in…

  • PAIN IS TEMPORARY

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 4 MY FAVOURITE quote, that has become my motto in life, is: “Pain is temporary – losing is forever.” Pretty sure it’s from a ghastly film with snakes on a plane, but that’s not why it resonates with me. Living with chronic pain, I came so close…

  • #11 ON MY BUCKET LIST

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 3 THE 11th ITEM on my bucket list is actually something fitting for this blog. I want to get a rejection letter from a known publisher. Just one. I don’t have it in me to do the whole query trenches thing where you send your manuscripts out…

  • NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 2 THE ANSWER IS YES.  New Year’s Resolutions are my thing. I’ve been writing mine in the (very) early morning hours on the first day of the year for as long as I can remember. And with one exception, I have kept them all. There have been…

  • WHERE I WANTED TO BE

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    DAILY WRITING PROMPTS 1 WELL LOOK AT THAT! This mammoth task started out a lot easier than I thought it would. Short answer: I spent the night at home in my bed. Same as I have for the last 700+ days thanks to this sodding pandemic and my unruly immune…

  • FIRST DATE: SHADOWHUNTERS

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    AS IT TURNS out, Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted for the screen twice. First in the film Mortal Instruments: City of Bones from 2014, and then again in the tv-series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments that premiered in 2016 and ran for three seasons. In this post, I’m about…

  • SHORTLISTED TITLES TO READ, WATCH & PLAY

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    IT’S OFFICIAL! I have started a shortlist of titles I have chosen to delve into during my storytelling exploits. I decided to pick four titles from the results I got when I was searching for vampires. I also decided to only look at stories in films or tv-series to begin…

  • THE FALLEN SERIES

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    FALLEN IS an American film based on the first book in Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series. It was released in 2016/2017 and is available on Prime Video now. It was my initial study of nephilim and Shadowhunters that lead me to this film, and I decided to add it to my…

  • VAMPIRE STORIES TO READ & WATCH

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    IN MY SEARCH FOR vampire stories to sink my teeth into, I found quite a few. But then you guys got all busy in my socials and sent me even more suggestions, so I decided we need a list. Here below, I’ve listed all the titles I have so far.…

  • THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES

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    Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles are the stories behind the 55-episode Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. A Netflix/Disney/ABC production that premiered in 2016 and ran over three seasons. It is available for streaming on Netflix now. I had never heard of the Shadowhunters...

  • A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

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    DEBORAH HARKNESS’s All Souls Trilogy is the story behind A Discovery of Witches, a series that premiered on Sky One in 2018. I first came across the series when it showed up as a suggested title on Prime Video. I was looking for stories about vampires, so I very nearly…