• WHAT IS MAGIC?

    a green face covered under mossy roots. the word "magic" covers the person's eyes.

    WHAT IS MAGIC? When I decided to get back into the manuscripts for my Ulfrheim saga, it dawned on me that I had a lot of unanswered questions about magic. Some of these were fairly simple to work out, but others I’m not 100% sure I have resolved yet. So,…

  • SHORTLISTED TITLES TO READ, WATCH & PLAY

    AWW 10 The Shortlist

    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

    AWW 8 Fallen Intro

    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

    AWW 10 Vampires Read Watch List

    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

    AWW 7 Shadowhunters Intro

    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

    AWW 6 ADOW Intro

    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…

  • WHAT DOES FANTASY MEAN TO YOU?

    AWW 6 Fantasy

    FANTASY IS PROBABLY my favourite genre in storytelling. It gets a bad rep among literary snobs, but fantasy is so versatile it can, literally, be anything. If you think about it, quite a few of the stories that are held up as beacons of Good Literature (or words of a…

  • TALKING ABOUT THE TWILIGHT SAGA

    AWW 5 Twilight Intro

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA by Stephenie Meyer  is probably one of the most read, watched, listened to, talked and written about series of our time. Hel, scratch that, it may very well be one of the most talked-about stories ever. As I’m writing this, it’s been more than fifteen years since…

  • DATING THE STORIES

    AWW 4 Workflow

    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…

  • LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED

    AWW 3 First Four

    WELL, KOTTAMMIT! I had no idea there were so many books, films and shows about vampires out there! When I said I’d take a few days to shortlist vampire titles and make my picks, I don’t know what I’d expected, but it sure as Hel wasn’t to be drowning in…

  • SEXY AS SIN OR BORING BULLIES?

    AWW 2 Vampires

    VAMPIRES RIGHT, LET’S TALK about vampires, shall we? Let me start by asking this: Do you fancy them? It’s a serious question. I’m genuinely interested in hearing both from people who love vampires and those who don’t. You’re more than welcome to let me know how you feel and why,…