The Big Chore

If I ever had to make a profile on a dating website — and if my idea of how such profiles tend to look is accurate — it would probably say something along these lines: Writes a lot. Reads a lot. Swears a lot. Doesn’t clean house. Hates laundry. Enjoys cooking and takes half-empty plates personally. Continue reading The Big Chore

Calling Support

“Hello, is this mental and emotional support?”

“Yes, how can I help you?”

“I’m having trouble with my self-confidence.” Continue reading Calling Support

Full of Opportunities

A thought hit me the other day. They do that sometimes and it hurts. The thought was: What happens if I lose my job? What if my clients up and bankrupt or replace me with a bot overnight?* What would I do then? Continue reading Full of Opportunities

Forbidden Words and Scorn

I’m generally a nice person who respects rules and doesn’t mind their enforcement because I understand the point of rules. However, I’ve recently come across personal opinions paraded as rules and that’s not among the things I easily abide. So, it’s time for some chastising. Continue reading Forbidden Words and Scorn

Bread and Fiction

I’ve always enjoyed baking. I’ve had some epic fails, the most notable being an inadvertent attempt at creating dwarf bread (nobody broke a tooth, thankfully) and my only try at croissants when I somehow misread “freezer” as “fridge”. The result was horrible to look at but quite tasty. Then last year I got determined to make rye bread. Danish rye bread. Rugbrød. The most delicious bread ever. As delicious as an 800-page insert-your-favourite-genre novel. Continue reading Bread and Fiction

Me, Myself and Notebooks

I have a secret to share but please don’t tell anyone. A bad person might want to test it and I will suffer. Okay? Here’s the secret. I don’t think I can live without at least one notebook in close proximity. I have a suspicion I might be addicted to notebooks and notepads just a little bit. And they’re not just a fiction writer’s necessity. No, I write everything down because, well, another suspicion I’ve been having is that I think better when I write than when I speak. Continue reading Me, Myself and Notebooks

10 Books You Must Read

There are books everyone must read in their life. Brilliant, genius books you simply need to experience so you can have a fuller, more meaningful life and fewer regrets on your deathbed. Here are ten of these books, although the list is far from exhaustive. Continue reading 10 Books You Must Read

Being Stupid

We are all smart in our different, dare I say unique even, ways. This seems to be the dominant thinking today. None of us is stupid, it goes, lest someone should get offended. Well, I’ve come to this blog here today to tell you that we are all stupid in our different and, yes, sometimes unique, ways. I’m sorry but that how it is. Continue reading Being Stupid

Have Plot. Will Write.

A couple of days after my realisation I was a plane spotter I made a decision. It was a decision prompted by strong emotions and the feelings I have harboured for planes for many years, and it was this: I simply have to write a book with a plane it it. A book about a plane. A book about a flight with a problem because I’m now two seasons into Air Crash Investigation and it looks like I’m going to binge my way through the whole thing before I return to all-time classics such as Passenger 57. Continue reading Have Plot. Will Write.