Translation Update: 20 000 words translated!

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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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How my fantasy protagonist Ane came to life

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She came to life when I wanted to revenge myself on some guys at school who had been really stupid during sports. I sat in the back of the class room – desperately yearning for magical powers. 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…

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I have a plan. Oh, and a dream.

I have a plan.

I’m not sure it will work, but you’re happy to watch me try.

For the sake of absolute accuracy: This is even more an experiment than a plan. Continue reading