Editing with a chainsaw, polishing with bleach

 

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Remember the story you wanted to write…

Tired of female heroines who are week, helpless and must be saved by masculine creatures, I just wanted to write a story about a badass female heroine, Ane, using magical powers to kick some ass. So I let my imagination flow, and did so perhaps a little too freely. Continue reading

A postcard from the North Pole

northpolFather Christmas, his loving wife, their twelve children and twenty grandchildren, the one hundred and nineteen elves, some fifty ice bears and I am sending your all the warmest Christmas wishes! Continue reading

Eye-opener: Translating a poem is really hard

It is so hard to translate my book The Heart of Fire into English – especially since the book starts with a poem that is also a riddle and a prediction…!

Translating the poem is so hard, it takes so many hours, and in the end, I only have a few words that I stare at…

Hold my breath and think…

Nah, I better rewrite the entire thing. Continue reading