Would you like to know how to write a regular blog, novel or a nonfiction title in another language? When I tell people I’m a writer, the first thing they ask me apart from what I write (Nordic contemporary fiction), is what language I use. I graduated from a Finnish College with a Baccalaureat and … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Combat Writer’s Block
Are you unable to finish that novel but don't know why? If you suffer from Writer's Block, here are five ways to deal with it. What is Writer's Block? I have to come clean: before I was writing my latest (7th) novel, due out later this autumn, I didn't even believe in Writer's Block. I agreed with … [Read more...]
Turn Your Life Into Fiction
Do you want to tell your life story? Here are ten tips to turn your life into fiction. Truth and Fiction Doris Lessing wrote in one of her memoirs that we all re-write history and that therefore no autobiography can be an accurate account of events Yet during my MA in Creative writing some 10 … [Read more...]
Are you doing NaNoWriMo?
What is NaNoWriMo you ask? Well, it's the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place each year in November, when thousands of authors, or aspiring novelists, challenge themselves to write 50,000 words (I know, not quite a full-length novel, but nearly) in 30 days. That means exactly 1,667 words … [Read more...]
To MA or not to MA?
I've often been asked by other bloggers on Twitter what I thought of the MA in Creative Writing I took a few years ago. I penned a few words in reply, but not being able to exceed 140 characters became a bit of a challenge even to such a Twitter Tart as myself. So I decided to write a blog about … [Read more...]