• 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…

  • 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…

  • LET’S LISTEN
    The Wolf Song, Astrid Lindgren

    a wolf howling to the moon

    LET’S LISTEN to Vargsången (the wolf song) by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren and composer Björn Isfält. This is the second of this year’s Advent Calendar treats. You can find the lyrics in English, and the reason why I decided to make this song the second stop on the guided tour…

  • LET’S LISTEN
    Odysseus, Björn Afzelius

    An aerial photo of the Indal river in Sweden with the text Odysseus by Bjorn Afzelius

    LET’S LISTEN to Odysseus by Swedish singer, songwriter, guitarist and author Björn Afzelius. This is the first of this year’s Advent Calendar treats. You can find the lyrics in English, and the reason why I decided to make this song the first stop on the guided tour of my backwaters,…

  • NANOWRIMO
    Well That’s a First…

    Nanowrimo winner certificate

    I WAS IN SUCH a mad dash to complete NaNoWriMo before the 19th that I forgot to post my diploma. This is the first time I’ve completed Nano before the 30th, and it was only possible because of the extensive planning and preparation that went in to it. I spent…

  • LET’S TALK!
    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,…

  • NANOWRIMO DAY 1
    Here We Go Again…

    nanowrimo writers badge 2021

    IT’S TIME! Preptober, and InstaWrimo, are over and it’s finally time for the real challenge: NaNoWriMo 2021. In case you don’t know, NaNo is the (Inter)National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an event that encourages writers of all ages, from all countries, to come together and write 50.000 words in…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 31/2021

    My character Eewil Grimm and his didekick Bellatrix, the Guardian of Halloween in front of a spooky looking house with bats and spiders.

    WELCOME TO the very last of this year’s preptober, or InstaWrimo, posts. It’s Day 31 and for some readers it may be time to celebrate Halloween. I guess that’s why the last prompt is: – Spooky. Although there are elements of spooky in my Ulfrheim #wips, I’m not ready to…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 30/2021

    I CAN’T HELP feeling like the InstaWrimo team ran out of prompt ideas toward the end of this challenge. The last couple of prompts have not given us much to sink our fangs into, if you ask me. Nevertheless, we’re here and we’ll make do, so without further ado let’s…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 29/2021

    A screen shot of my audible library.

    A SHELFIE, they said… Only three more days to go before we have completed InstaWrimo and can begin the real challenge. Today (Day 29) it’s going to be another short post. The daily prompt is: – Shelfie. I guess that means we’re supposed to share a snapshot of our bookcase.…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 28/2021

    In the blood book cover

    YES! IT’S InstaWrimo time again, and we’re down to the last four posts for this preptober. Today, we’re talking about cliffhangers and I know exactly what I want to focus on. I don’t know about you, but I love a good cliffhanger. As long as we’re talking about a chapter…