Tag: writerslife

Tell the Truth!

I’ve read many sorts of books and I’ve come to realise that in the English speaking world, it is very common to have stories with themes. A red line that ties the story together. I’ve read a couple of the classics from my own…

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….

A Writer’s Illusion – Poem

A writer is mad for the stories he tell Worlds and people he conjure up, What else can one say? They go through life, Looking dimly into the unknown What do they find, That no one else is shown? © Christopher Stamfors

Rejected by Society – Poem

  Interests should be few and far between Society demands But the world cannot be understood From one school of thought Or a single study But a multitude of ideas Shared and expressed through time In essence, We see the world through the eyes…

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…

Paths Uncertain – Poem

Striving for your betterment Without a goal in mind Is that a sane thing to do? To live by the moment And not lookahead Will my life come through? * What compels such a man? When there is nothing over the horizon, Only the…

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…

Level Up (Your Writing)

In my mind, improving your craft is the greatest virtue among creators. Whether you are struggling with your writing or whether you are talented, striving to become better is the single most important act a creator can make. Because, at the end of the…

Be Proud of (Your Writing)

I think most writers has been in the position where they post a story and find that it is not getting the attention they desire. However, you shouldn’t despair, and here’s why: First of all, getting noticed takes time (unless you are insanely lucky…

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