• CRITIQUE & REVIEWS:
    – Who Can You Trust?

    I CAN’T STRESS this enough: Not all feedback is valid!  As I’ve mentioned before, people can’t help themselves. They just love to dish out criticism for all sorts of reasons, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. As a writer, therefore, it is vital to know when to…

  • SHORTLIST:
    – Titles to Read, Watch & Play

    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…

  • BAD REVIEWS:
    – Everybody Gets Them

    NO, LOVE, you’re not alone. Every single storyteller (or any other kind of creative person) 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…

  • VAMPIRE STORIES:
    – Titles to Read & Watch

    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.…

  • REVIEWS or CRITIQUE:
    – Don’t Be A Dick!

    ONCE UPON A TIME I used to love reading the reviews in The Sunday Times. It was my most precious indulgence while I was a poor single mum living in Sweden. I’d pick up the thick envelope from my newsagents on a Wednesday and put it aside so I could…

  • MY WORKFLOW:
    – How I Get Inside the Stories

    IF YOU WERE wondering how I go about dissecting the stories that interest me, I thought I’d make a post about my workflow. This is a system I have “perfected” over many years analysing different types of texts and finding interesting ways of presenting the information. As I only have…

  • WELCOME
    To My Pandemic Panic Room!

    HELLO AND WELCOME to my pandemic panic room! This is a fictional writer’s room. A happy place I’ve created to make the solitary confinement of COVID-19 shielding bearable. As of today, my front door is locked. Like millions of other weak and vulnerable people across the globe, I will be…