Category Archives: Writing

Stop destroying books!

Yesterday a famous youtuber destroyed a copy of a book and handed out the pieces for a charity event. I found so many things wrong with this event, but I only want to focus on one thing right now. That … Continue reading

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On writing – A review

Recently I read Stephen King’s ‘On writing’. I would recommend it to everyone; not only to people who try to get words on paper or screen. Why would I do that? Because this book is more like a friendly conversation than … Continue reading

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On reading

I have been in a book club for a few months now and I find the experience very beneficial. So far of the books we read, I really liked two, I really disliked two and I mostly liked another. One … Continue reading

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OMG! Adults are so boring!

Recently, John Green of Young Adult author fame and one of the people I greatly admire received this question by anonymous on tumblr: “Would you ever write a YA novel where an adult plays a key role? I know you … Continue reading

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MSWL

Last night on twitter something magical happened. Agents and editors tweeted their manuscript wish lists. I saw that some of them do have wishes that are compatible with my writing. So, now I have some specific contacts to look at. … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Steam Punk and the suspension of disbelieve

Warning: Pet peeve ahead! I like to read science fiction novels every once in a while and I also like the somewhat newer genre of steam punk. Both have their tropes and both have very talented authors telling engaging stories. … Continue reading

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When is it really done?

Yesterday I took the first page of my novel and edited it along the suggestions of a professional editor. (The editor had done a small sample.) Then I printed it out. I also printed out the first page without the … Continue reading

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