Why I go Outside

Writing is supposed to be a hobby or profession you can practice well by staying inside at your desk. You can also contact other writers online, join writing streams, and be on social media to talk with readers and writers. So, technically it is not necessary to leave your desk if you want to write … Continue reading Why I go Outside

My Bulletjournal

If you’re not a full-time writer, you need a functioning system to plan your writing process. With all the other tasks you have in your life, it may otherwise just fall short. At least, that is the case for me. I’m a person who likes to plan their days and weeks in advance, simply because … Continue reading My Bulletjournal

The Villain’s Journey

I’ve often said that for me the most important element in a good story are the characters. I read a lot of genres. As long as I’m able to identify with the characters, almost everything they do is interesting for me. That’s not to say that a good plot isn’t also important. Because in the … Continue reading The Villain’s Journey

Finding your Muse (getting motivated)

My writing group (wordandshield on Instagram) talked about the topic of motivation in our Livestream this week. I thought it might be interesting to share some of our ideas and insights.Almost every writer I know struggles with motivation sometimes. While we love and enjoy writing as such it is often difficult to get started. It … Continue reading Finding your Muse (getting motivated)

Why can’t I write? – Self-doubts

A while ago self-doubt was a constant companion of my writing process. Writing was always part of my life but for a long time, I felt like what I wrote was only good enough for myself and a few close friends to read. Publishing anything apart from fanfiction seemed like a goal that was impossible … Continue reading Why can’t I write? – Self-doubts

My 2020

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me saying 2020 was a difficult and draining year on many levels. I believe that it is still important to also see the positive things that have happened in one’s personal life and not just file it away as a dark year. These things may be small compared … Continue reading My 2020

My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience

I’m going to be honest with you: I never thought I would be able to write 50 k in one month. Not just because I have a two months old baby at home and didn’t know whether she would let me work, but also because I thought that I needed more time to write that … Continue reading My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience

Writing Update November 2020

The first week of November is gone and that means I’ve made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo and I’m still green. I’ve reached the goal of writing 1.667 words every day to achieve the goal of writing 50.000 words in a month. I’ve even written a little more and it wasn’t as harrowing … Continue reading Writing Update November 2020

It starts with an idea (plotting)

This year is the first time I’m going to take part in National Novel Writing Month. This means that you try to write a novel of 50.000 words during the thirty days of November. That is a huge challenge for me as you know if you follow this blog, my writing time is limited. I … Continue reading It starts with an idea (plotting)

Writing Update October 2020

It’s the start of my favorite season and I’m feeling very inspired right now. I’m still currently editing my German Fantasy novel “Der dreizehnte Prinz”, but I’m slowly coming to an end. There are some passages that I have to rewrite while others have to be cut completely. I can’t really understand anymore why I … Continue reading Writing Update October 2020