10 Tips For a Successful Writing Retreat At Home

Many authors go on a Writing Retreat from time to time. Which usually means they go away to a cabin, or some sort of a resort, alone or with fellow writers, to concentrate on their writing, sometimes financed through a scholarship or a […]

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Editing: From Nay to YAY!

Hello friends! I’ve been feeling a bit exhausted lately, so when my husband invited me to join him at a conference last weekend in Bagan Lalang, on the Malaysian Goldcoast, I gladly accepted. And I must have found the inspiration I needed, because […]

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(From the Heart)

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

My book is a time capsule

The last couple of days I have been contemplating this strange fact:
The world is a different place now, than when I started writing my book.
In this sense writing is like telling the future. In the years it takes to write, rewrite, edit and […]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The world is a book

Look at this perfect birthday gift my mom and dad gave me when we were back in Sweden!

A cushion from Svenskt Tenn with the famous quote from St. Augustine:
“The world is a book and he who stays at home reads only one page.”
I […]

January 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

The Joy of Writing

Hello friends!

Today was a good writing day! I managed to get down twice as many words as anticipated, thus making up for Friday which I sort of lost, writing-wise.

We have had a lot going on here in Jakarta. Muslim New Year’s celebrations all […]

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

It’s all in the details

Hello friends!

I feel much better now, did I tell you I had some sort of Asian virus that completely knocked me out? Well — it was interesting to see the inside of a Jakarta hospital emergency unit. The doctors and the nurses were […]

September 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Own Yourself

I was sitting in the couch close to my youngest daughter.

We were browsing the internet for a school project and we ended up in WikiHow. Wow — once you’re trapped in there, it’s almost impossible to get out. 🙂 Or how about interesting […]

September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |