5 Compelling Reasons to Attend Writing Festivals

Since we’re on the subject of writing festivals, let’s talk about what they are and why they are important. Writing festivals, or conferences, are a collection of workshops, panels, interviews, book signings, and mingles geared toward those interested in writing. They typically take place over a couple of days in one single location, be itContinue reading “5 Compelling Reasons to Attend Writing Festivals”

Retreat

I’ve managed to stay out of the political chaos that surrounds my home country so far and I’m hoping to avoid the aftermath as well. Honestly, no matter which side of the political fence you stand on, all the emotional sensationalism that’s out there creates a reaction and it’s that reaction I can do without.Continue reading “Retreat”

Hello, March! I’m So Glad to See you.

I asked for a February do-over, but I don’t think anyone heard me. You know what? It doesn’t matter now, because February is gone. Good riddance! And take your germs and viruses with you!  I better not get too excited or that meme I saw the other day with sunny skies on Tuesday and a blizzardContinue reading “Hello, March! I’m So Glad to See you.”

Rejection Rituals

As part of my weekly writing schedule, one day a week I submit work to various literary magazines or online journals. I can honestly say that so far it’s worked! Granted I’ve only been working off my new schedule for two weeks, but hey, it’s a start =). I started my new writing schedule last weekContinue reading “Rejection Rituals”

Thursday Thoughts – Mud and Fingerprint Mazes

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts, objects or ideas I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Last week Stockholm was a winter wonderland. This week? Well, let’s just say I ran across Frosty the Snowman earlier. He’s nothing but a puddle now. In fact, most of the fields around our home are giantContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Mud and Fingerprint Mazes”

Imagine What An Alligator Would Do and Other Ways I Motivate Myself

In our home, silly gets a good place. Somewhere between the hot water boiler and the computer. We’ve come to rely on it, fall back on it, pull it out when we’re stressed and a number of other clichés I could fit in here. We’re silly people, what can I say? So a typical dinnerContinue reading “Imagine What An Alligator Would Do and Other Ways I Motivate Myself”

Thursday Thoughts – Graffiti and Bicycle Wheel Conspiracies

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Stockholm is still freezing, though today it’s a mild -10 degrees. I’ve perfected the art of wearing two pairs of pants at the same time and I can now do at least thirty different tasks while wearing my gloves. IfContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Graffiti and Bicycle Wheel Conspiracies”

Thursday Thoughts – Seaweed Parties and Giants

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. It’s been a cold week here in Stockholm and part of me wants to do nothing but curl up in bed with a good book while the cat sits on my head. Tomorrow night it’s supposed to go down toContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Seaweed Parties and Giants”

Thursday Thoughts – Crispy Bits and the Color Blue

It’s time for THURSDAY THOUGHTS, where I share with you random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. I’m loving these posts and the stories that are coming out of them! What typically happens is I write the post on Thursday and allow the thoughts to roll around in my head for aContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Crispy Bits and the Color Blue”

Thursday Thoughts – Fiery Hair and Snake Skin

Last week I began a new weekly post on the blog called THURSDAY THOUGHTS, where I share with you random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. So far, it’s a success. Okay, so only one week has passed, but I did take last week’s thoughts and plugged them into two short stories,Continue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Fiery Hair and Snake Skin”