Rückblick und Pläne

Das neue Jahr hat begonnen und ich nehme mir heute die Zeit für einen kleinen Rückblick und auch dafür, meine Pläne für das neue Jahr zu sortieren. Das letzte Jahr ist für mich ein großer Schritt passiert, denn mein Fantasy Roman „Der dreizehnte Prinz“ ist im Uthruban Verlag erschienen. Der ganze Prozess war äußerst spannend … Rückblick und Pläne weiterlesen

Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2021

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Just like last year I’ve started to prepare for this year’s National Novel Writing Month in October. I’ve decided to write a Fantasy Crime Novel based in a version of Northern Ireland, that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Criteria for me to choose this project … Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2021 weiterlesen

Finding Balance

Like the Jedi knight, every writer has to find balance in their lives. That can be especially difficult if we have to juggle a day job or a family that often keeps us away from the desk. Sometimes that can make us feel as if we are unable to make any progress. Or we are … Finding Balance weiterlesen

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 … Why I go Outside weiterlesen

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 … My Bulletjournal weiterlesen

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 … The Villain’s Journey weiterlesen

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 … Finding your Muse (getting motivated) weiterlesen

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 … Why can’t I write? – Self-doubts weiterlesen

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 … My 2020 weiterlesen

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 … My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience weiterlesen