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Show, don’t tell

Many people make the error of describing and telling instead of showing – and that makes a story flat and boring. During all my work with writers, both known and so-far unknown, it has been near to my heart to help them create life with this technique. Continue reading

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Redigering: Sanser og isbjerge/Editing: Senses and icebergs

Hemingway wrote, that the reader will have a feeling of those things as strongly as the writer had stated them, and this is exactly what it’s about: transfering emotion from yourself, as a writer, to the reader sitting somewhere out there in the world reading your book. Continue reading

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Om at redigere/On editing

Det nemmeste ved at skrive er faktisk at skrive. Historien er planlagt, fingrene danser over tastaturet, karaktererne bliver levende, plottet udfolder sig, og alt er skønt. Inden du ser dig om, har du skrevet en hel roman, og så … … Continue reading

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At skrive dialog/Writing dialogue

Dialog er ikke fyld. Fyld er aldrig godt. Gør det kort og præcist som med resten. Brug dialog til at fortælle historien: vigtige oplysninger, karaktertræk, opbygning af klimaks.
Lyt til rigtige dialoger. Det er afbrydelser, gestikuleren, øjekast, trippen, mimik. Der er så meget mere end ord. Ingen taler uafbrudt eller når at give lange monologer. Continue reading

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Skab en karakter/Create a character

Få skabt personlige historier for karaktererne, deres følelser, relationer, liv og psykologi. Denne proces hjælper dig med at få skabt de unikke personer, som er troværdige. Continue reading

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Hvordan begynder man at skrive en bog?/How do you start writing a book?

  De fleste af os, som elsker at skrive, har været der. Begyndelsen. Den blanke side, der bare stirrer trodsigt tilbage, undvigende nærmest. Hvad skriver du? Kapitel 1? Eller titlen, hvis du allerede kender den. Eller måske begynder du at … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood

Luckily, Atwood is a very diligent writer and there is a lot more to look forward to. Knowing my addicted self, it will be Atwood all the way to Christmas or longer. What worries me the most is that it seems as if Mofibo haven’t got all her books. I must write to them or something.  Continue reading

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Currently reading

Just like scents, books carry memories. I have memories colored by the book I was reading when they happened, and certain events in my life are remembered with the mood brought to me by stories I was experiencing by reading them at that certain time. I’m sure you know what I mean. Continue reading

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