When Have You Failed As a Writer?

It’s something that’s been on my mind quite a lot lately. The initial answer is obvious, I know: When you stop writing.  In that case I might just as well write “loser” across my forehead and have done with it. I’m not writing at the moment. I don’t even feel like I could. I just… Read More

Discovering Babette’s Feast

My favourite stretch of road in Denmark leads to the Karen Blixen museum at Rungstedlund. (Or Isak Dienesen if you know her under her pseudonym.) I drive with woods on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other, past apartments and beautiful houses with sweeping vistas. Every time I think how incredible it would… Read More

Life Lesson From My Neighbour’s Dog

I’m so jealous of one of my neighbours. Not because they had the money to buy and I have to rent, not because they have a garden and I have a balcony, or because they have a bigger apartment than me. No. Because they have a dog. The most adorable black Labrador who was eight… Read More

Writer’s Memories

Summer holidays are creeping on us. In my mind, the best part of the summer holiday is how many books you get to read. When I was little, my favourite part of the summer was biking to the library and then going home with my little basket filled with books. It always seemed like the… Read More

Beta Readers Are Go!

The last few days have been quite wonderful, despite the pain in my broken toe. Thank you so much to all those of your who were kind enough to write and wish me well. Working from home and giving it a rest on Friday was the perfect solution. I sat on my balcony from 6.30… Read More

Project Management for Writers

The problem with being a writer – one of the problems with being a writer – is that you spend an inordinate amount of time on a single project. Think of it like being something akin to an IT Project Manager. In and out, all day every day, scope creep, everything working great in QA… Read More