Why would a Norwegian write in English? Here are 3 reasons…

I’m in a Facebook group for Norwegian writers, and today a person posted a memo on how awful it is when Norwegians write their stories in English instead of in Norwegian.

Most comments even implied being Norwegian and writing in English to be morally wrong. It devalues the Norwegian language, and it is a betrayal to the own language and even heritage.

A few comments said that Norwegians writing in English simply have a very poor Norwegian vocabulary, or else they wouldn’t feel like writing in English. Another wrote that Norwegians writing in English would end up writing cliché after cliché, as if this is not possible in Norwegian.

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Guys, I’m translating.

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Like RIGHT NOW. Added a word count in the bar to the right.

Must go and give an evening lecture soon, will translate until then and will update my word count before I go.

I’m not avoiding it anymore. I’M TRANSLATING.

It is scary.

And so much fun.

See you later, gotta go!

XXX

 

How to be a crazy perfectionst (Hint: It is NOT the secret ingredient to a happy writing career)

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A Heart of Fire COVER REVEAL!!!

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I’m actually VERY nervous, now that I’m actually going to reveal The Cover. There are actual butterflies in my tummy.

Luckily we achieve our dreams one step at a time – and not all of them at once. My heart would stop if it would all happen at once. It’s almost stopping right now.

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Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award by one of my favourite writers, Beverley Lee. 😉 Thank you for nominating me!

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Behind the Scenes in October…

behindthescenes1Writing – mostly blog posts, tweets and A Heart of Fire notes

As you know from this post, October is probably the most busy month of this entire year for me. Most of the time I’m working – as a lecturer (which means lots of time preparing as well), as a teacher, in the shop – and I try to squeeze in some time for my writing job as well.

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8 Tips: How to Keep Writing and Stay Motivated

NaNoWriMo2015The National Novel Writing Month is coming up!

Here’s a short pep-talk from me to you, to make sure you are well equipped with great motivational strategies! ❤

NaNoWriMo participants (and every other writer visiting my blog); I wish you awesome results and lots of fun!!!

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Answering 20 Questions – Aura Eadon’s Challenge

confessionsajlundetrae3I was recently challenged by the mesmerizing Aura Eadon to participate in the challenge Confessions of a Writer Tag. Thank you, Aura, for challenging me! The challenge was given to me, and will be given on, through being tagged on Twitter by another writer. The challenge requires everyone who is tagged to answer the following twenty questions. For more information see A little bookish, a little writerly, the blog in which Nicolette Elzie created the challenge. Here they are… My 20 confessions…

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October Updates: Life is changing!

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It is finally October, one of my favourite months, and there are lots to do, lots to learn and lots of joy!

What’s happening over here? Well, my timetable is full, that’s for sure. So much happening at once, so many positive changes, and a few wistful ones. This year is literally changing my life.

What does that mean?

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How to Organize Your Own Writer’s Retreat in 6 Easy Steps

retreat (spiritual)
[ri-treet]
noun
1. the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement; seclusion.
2. a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy: The library was his retreat.
3. a retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
4. recreational holiday. In this context retreat means to leave everyday business for a few days (weekend-retreat) up to weeks.

Make room in your life for a retreat. Think it as a gift to yourself – a way to connect with your life vision – or perhaps even a way to finish your book…

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PHOTOS from my Writer’s Retreat

A few days in, I feel blissful that I chose to withdraw from my everyday for ten days. The location is a holiday house on an island in Denmark, between fields and wild nature. A calm that I had forgotten but somehow still longed for is present in my life once again.

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The 7/7/7 Challenge. 7 sentences from A Heart of Fire

Thank you, Lucy Flint, for nominating me! With a happy smile I’m accepting the challenge of sharing a mini piece of my work in progess A Heart of Fire.

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