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

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

Next Stop … the Future

It’s that time of year again. No matter how long it’s been since I left school, I still find that familiar feeling of excitement bubbling up inside me towards the end of May/beginning of June. There’s that sense of a year coming to a close, of old endings and new beginnings. I do miss the… Read More

Write What You Know Isn’t What You Think

These past few weeks I’ve seen the same tweet pop up again and again at irregular intervals. I find that it annoys me, but every time I try to copy it my feed refreshes, so you’ll have to bear with me because I don’t remember the exact wording or who is credited with dropping these… Read More

Three Days, Three Quotes (Day 1)

I’m very excited! I’ve been nominated for a WordPress Challenge for the very first time. I guess it means that my little blog is getting out there. And it’s something dear to my heart – quotes! For three consequetive days I have to find a quote and nominate three more bloggers. Hmmm … this is… Read More

What Makes a Writer a Writer?

I had this thought while I was reading John Grisham’s Camino Island this weekend. Actually a rather indignant thought, because on p. 121 – 122 I came across this: Got a bunch of the self-published crowd. They crank ’em out, post ’em online, call themselves writers … With the Internet everybody is now a published author,… Read More