• INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 23/2021

    A man is trying to push a stubborn elephant off the road.

    AAAAND IT’S InstaWrimo time again! Fasten your seatbelts and hold your seahorses, because this is going to be fast, short and sweet. We’re talking about character flaws today. You know, those pesky little things we all have, but most of us would like to think  we don’t. Not really.  Here’s…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 22/2021

    A part of the book cover for Jodi Picault's My Sister's Keeper

    YES! IT’S time for another InstaWrimo post, and today were talking about plot twists. I don’t know about you, but I love a good plot twist. Some of them are easily spotted right away because of clever foreshadowing (or poor writing), but some really kick you in the gut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shIgnez2Qxg…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 21/2021

    Salman Rushdie's book Midnight's Children and a clock that strikes midnight with fireworks in the backdrop.

    INSTAWRIMO time! Am I slightly behind in my postings? Yes, I am. Does it bother me? Not in the least. And there’s an important #Preptober lesson to be learned there. I see it all the time. People who are writing something that has the potential to be a really good…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 20/2021

    A road sign saying Valhalla

    IT’S INSTAWRIMO time again, and today’s prompt is something old something new. Which, I suppose, could relate to marriage, or at least the wedding ceremony, but that’s not really my thing. Instead, it made me think of the writing process. I’d say that pretty much any kind of storytelling is…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 19/2021

    Afternoon tea - an important part of my writing ritual.

    WRITING RITUALS. That is the somewhat ambiguous topic for Day 19 of #InstaWrimo. I mean, it could either relate to writing about rituals, or the rituals we create around our writing.  Although I write about rituals in my Ulfrheim stories, I can’t really share anything about them right now, so…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 18/2021

    AWW NANO PREPTOBER 21.18

    DANG! TODAY is #InstaWrimo Day 18 and we’re going to talk a little about time travel. Let me kick this one off by saying I almost always dislike time travelling in storytelling. And here’s why… Time travel is so often used as a deus ex machina device in stories. It seems…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 17/2021

    AWW ULFRHEIM BIO HORSE 2

    INSTAWRIMO Day 17 and we’re talking about our deepest desires in true Lucifer fashion. But it’s not actually our own desires we’re going to look at, but that/those of our MCs. Yep, today’s prompt is: – Your MCs deepest desire. I’ve chosen to show you Horse’s deepest desire, because it’s…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 16/2021

    AWW NANO PREPTOBER 21.16

    SERENDIPITY. Yep, it’s InstaWrimo time again and today’s prompt is: – Your favourite word. It’s easy to feel bogged down in life, and that has been especially true under this pandemic. But every so often I feel a little jolt of joy at the thought of how incredibly lucky I…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 15/2021

    AWW NANO PREPTOBER 21.15

    IT’s INSTAWRIMO time again and today’s prompt for the NaNoWriMo challenge is: – Dreams & nigthmares This is going to be a relatively short post, because spoilers, but I think this is a good opportunity to talk a little about Edda’s inner turmoil. The main character (MC) in the Ulfrheim…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 14/2021

    AWW NANO PREPTOBER 21.14

    INSTAWRIMO DAY 14 is here, and I’m kinda chuffed to have made it through two whole weeks of daily blogging. That doesn’t happen very often. Today’s prompt for the NaNoWriMo #InstaWrimo challenge is: If your novel were a meme. Well, as you can see above, if my Ulfrheim sagas were a…