Be brave and call yourself a writer

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Are you a writer, but dare not call yourself a writer? For a long time I didn’t either, but then I got some great advice that changed my perspective on myself.                    … Read More

How to get high on writing – five lessons learned from a writer’s retreat

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Being a writer is usually a lonely job (or a hobby as it is for this writer). You get an idea, you write some, you plot, you write more, and then you write, even more, you rewrite, you edit and … Read More

When the villain changes gender

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Have you tried to start writing a book or a story and got stocked? Either because you started writing and didn’t know what to write next, or because you created a plot and got bored or blocked? I have, too, … Read More

My top 10 (and more) list of movies about writers and writing

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What should you do on a rainy day when you get tired of writing? You should watch movies! In addition to a big love for books and the stories they have enriched me with since I learned to read in … Read More

How books can make you a writer

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Do you know Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic series? I have a confession to make: I am that kind of person. I am a shopaholic. A book shopaholic. When I see a bargain for a book, I buy that book … Read More

Are headlines making you nausea?

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Clickbait headlines are used widely in blogging, content marketing and by news services, but it doesn’t make you stand out from the crowd of the massive information available on the Internet. I have read quite a few online articles on how to create … Read More

Writer’s resistance and academic cleaning

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Have you been in a situation where you cannot write though you have lots of ideas? But your inbox is empty and you have ironed all your laundry. We have all been there and I have 3 tips for you … Read More

When we are afraid of words

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Are you afraid to speak out your words? I moderated mine for many years. When I was a child and teenager, I read a lot. So much so that my mother at a time forbade me to read more than … Read More