Category: Writer’s Journal

I’m Incapabable of Envisioning the Future

I know it’s a strange thing to say coming from someone who prides himself for his imagination, but to speculate how technology will evolve over time is an impossibility, at least, in any original way. There’s going to be more sophisticated robots, for sure;…

The Necronomicon Consumed my Sanity

Some time ago, I bought a book called the “Necronomicon” it’s a collection weird tales from a weird author – H.P Lovecraft. Lovecraft has a very unique style and endless imagination, which is the entire allure of his stories, but, I challenge you to…

I Abandoned a Story and I Couldn’t be Happier.

 There’s this story that I’ve worked on for about 2 years, and during this time, there’s been a lot of changes to the plot, which is not a good thing… A short story should be simple, with a clear plot and it should be…

Writer’s Advice is Useless…

… is what I’ve come to realise after reading through mountains of writer’s advice blogs and articles: don’t read them. They will discourage you, if anything else. Now, I realise this might be considered writer’s advice as well, but I believe there are exceptions….

“The Long Ships” – Translation

Earning ones upkeep is essential to write in peace, thus, I’ve been considering many professions. I’m dipping my toe into the translation business in the hopes that English is good enough to translate old Swedish prose (1940) into a comprehensible text. I hope you…

I’m Back!

To anyone who cares, sorry for having been away for a while. I’ve been in a mental drought lately and I think I know why. Whenever I wrote a story it was often without a strategy or a plan and I just dove right…

When the things you touched turned to garbage

It’s a happy time, and a difficult time, when the things you’ve written all turn to garbage. It means that you have leveled up. You see now what your critics has been talking about and it is time for you to become better. You…

Listen To Your Masters

I have one rule. Invariably, at the end of each working day, I stop at a point at which I know exactly what is going to happen next. I have the lines ready in my head, I simply don’t write them down. So the…

When is a Story Finished?

When writing a story there are several stages before you can call it a finished product. The first stage is often brainstorming about the concept and then coming up with the general idea what the story will be about and what it leads up…

There is No Mystery For the Writer

In one of my earlier blog posts, I said that when writing your plot, you need to make sure that the main character (MC) knows exactly as much as the reader. Which means that you can leave out a lot of information and facts…

Don’t Listen to Your Brain; Listen to Your Stomach

Are you a conscious writer? Who planes out every word, every action and every dialogue before you start writing your story? I cannot do this. To lose the exploratory aspect of writing and surprise myself along the way. But how can that be? How…

Free Stories Should Never Be Expected to Be Perfect

Little over a year ago, I decided to become an author. Since then, I’ve been reading countless articles about writing stories and how to publish them. And what I could glean from all those articles were: there are immense expectations on the writer by…

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