10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Happy New Year, everyone! As we’re beginning this new year, I have been thinking about creativity, especially since I’ve experienced a surge in inspiration this past week after we returned from our holiday in Sydney, Australia.

Still a little jet lagged from our trip, new ideas […]

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

10 Tips For A 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 foundation.

Writing Retreat. […]

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

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 I managed […]

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |14 Comments

(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 this: Never […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

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 publish a […]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

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 love it!

In […]

January 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

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 over town, […]

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

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 amazing, I […]

September 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |4 Comments