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    Book review: Little Women

    Book review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Here’s my book review of “Little Women”. I read this book as part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and you can follow my progress right here. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, on request from Alcotts publisher. According to a few quick searches online, Alcott based the girls and their lives on her siblings and herself. Other fragments of research tell me, that she wasn’t exactly enjoying the stories too much herself, but wrote it for her publisher because they needed something for young girls. (Google it if you want…

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    Book review: And Still I Rise

    Book review of And Still I Rise Here is my book review of “And Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou which is a collection of poems. “And Still I Rise” is Angelou’s third volume of poetry and she’s also the author behind “I know why the caged bird sings”. Summary And Still I Rise is a collection of poems, divided in three parts. Some of Angelou’s most famous and wellknown poems like Phenomenal Women and Still I Rise are included herein. The poems reflect Angelou’s life and touches subjects such as love, womanhood, racism, blackness and in general just being human. For a full reference on the poems included, have…

  • Writer research your novel what matters?
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    Research your novel – what matters?

    Research your novel – what matters? Research your novel – but what do you ultimately need to know? If you’re an author or you like to write, this is probably an issue you’ve encountered. Questions like “What would a mercenary be paid for a silver tray in 1884?” pop up during your writing and you turn to research. But then the thought hits you. Is it even really relevant for your story? If that sounds familiar, maybe this blogpost can be of some help! As a reader, I often encounter books rich in detail because authors have researched their themes, worlds etc. Sometimes though, the story can end up drowning…

  • Forfatter research din bog hvad er vigtigt?
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    Research som forfatter – hvad er vigtigt?

    Research din bog – men hvad er vigtigt? Hvis du er forfatter eller godt kan lide at skrive, er du sikkert stødt på et problem i stil med ”hvad tjente en belgisk smed i 1746?”. Hvis du indimellem sidder og tænker ”er det her overhovedet relevant?” kan det her blogindlæg måske hjælpe dig. Jeg er som læser tit stødt på bøger der er rige på detaljer, fordi en forfatter har researchet deres emner. Nogle gange kan det dog også tage overhånd, og plottet forsvinder i detaljer og beskrivelser af autentisk fransk bestik fra 1890. Det er ikke alt læseren har brug for at vide. Men hvordan finder du ud af,…

  • 5 important things to remember as a new writer
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    5 things to remember as a new writer

    5 things to remember as a new writer As a new writer with very few or no published works to your name yet, writing can seem a daunting task. If you’re relatively new in writing or you are considering it, here’s a few advice for you. None of this is rocket science, but sometimes you need a reminder on what matters. Hopefully you’ll keep being motivated to write and even get better at it as you go along! I hope this list of 5 things to remember as a new writer, will help calm your nerves a bit. Especially when you’re sitting by the computer, wondering why no one has…

  • Bog anmeldelse Fanny Fairychild og det magiske spejl
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    Book review: Fanny Fairychild og det magiske spejl

    Anmeldelse af Fanny Fairychild og det magiske spejl This review will be in Danish since the book is currently only published in Danish. *Jeg modtog et anmeldereksemplar fra forfatteren og Forlaget Lindbo mod en ærlig anmeldelse af bogen* Fanny Fairychild og det magiske spejl er den første bog i en planlagt serie om pigen Fanny, skrevet af forfatteren Lykke Lindbo. Handling ”Da Fanny er fire år gammel, forsvinder hendes mor. Seks år senere finder Fanny sin mors gamle dagbog og et magisk spejl i en kiste på loftet. Herfra starter et langt eventyr. Med hjælp fra dagbogen og en flok legesyge guldsmede, finder Fanny vej til den gamle kone Alfhild…

  • 5 vigtige ting at huske hvis du er ny forfatter
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    5 vigtige ting at huske som ny forfatter

    5 vigtige ting at huske som ny forfatter Som ny forfatter eller ’forfatterspire’, der ikke har udgivet noget endnu, kan det virke overvældende overhovedet at komme ordentligt i gang. Hvis du er relativt ny i skrivefaget eller overvejer at begynde på det, har jeg her et par råd til dig. Der er ikke noget af det der ligefrem er raketvidenskab, men nogle gange har man brug for at blive mindet om, hvad der er vigtigt. Forhåbentligt kan du vedligeholde skrivelysten og samtidig blive bedre til at skrive! Jeg håber du får noget ud af min lille liste her, med 5 ting der er vigtige at huske som ny forfatter. Især…