Mein Krimi erscheint

Fast ein halbes Jahr ist seit dem letzten Update vergangen und wir befinden und in der Mitte von 2022. Das Wichtigste zuerst: Mein Krimi "Dunkles Flüstern" wird tatsächlich im Herbst im Traumtänzer Verlag erscheinen, worüber ich mich unglaublich freue. Mehrere von mir sehr geschätzte Autor*innen haben bereits dort veröffentlicht, unter anderem Leann Porter und Svea … Mein Krimi erscheint 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

Camp Nano and Writing Update

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Camp Nano experience. My goal was to write 20 k words for my romantic crime novel “Murder and Pumpkin Spice”, and it was not hard for me to reach that goal. I finished a week early, which shows me that I have become a … Camp Nano and Writing Update 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

Writing Update April 2021

It’s time for another writing update. At the moment, I’m taking part in Camp Nano with my project “Murder and Pumpkin Spice” the second installment of my gay crime series. It’s going well, and I’m approaching 20k words already. It feels good to write about the characters again that I’ve already come to love. That’s … Writing Update April 2021 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