• 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…

  • SPOOKY END TO PREPTOBER

    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…

  • FUN AUTHOR PHOTO

    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…

  • SHOW ME A SHELFIE

    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.…

  • YOUR FAVOURITE CLIFFHANGER

    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…

  • MY FAVOURITE QUOTE

    My favourite quote

    SO, WE’RE DOWN TO the last five days of the InstaWrimo challenge, and today (Day 27) it’s going to be another short post. The daily prompt is: – Favourite quote. Well, I have two. The first one, if memory serves me right, is from an old film with snakes on…

  • WRITING SNACKS

    The union jack and a denby imperial tea cup

    INSTAWRIMO Day 26 is here and the daily prompt is: – Writing snacks. Right. Well, what do you know. This could very well turn out to be the first time ever I’ve managed to write a short blog post. My writing snack is tea. Or, as we call it here,…

  • YOUR NOVEL IN FIVE WORDS

    WHWAZ, the E rune in the old futhark

    HEY I’M BACK! And yes, I’m still behind, but today we’re doing InstaWrimo Day 25 where the prompt is: – Speedrun: Your novel in five words or less. Let me tell you, this had me completely stumped for days! I did write a one-liner a while back where the prompt…

  • CHARACTER FLAWS

    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…

  • PLOT TWISTS

    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…