• Books,  Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Book review: The Guest Cat

    Book review of The Guest Cat I found “The Guest Cat” by Japanese author Takashi Hiraide, in a small bookshop in Stamford, UK and fell for the cover instantly. This is my review of the book. Summary “[…] A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal…

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    Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized,  Writer

    Ditch the formalities and write!

    Are you a writer or an aspiring author? Do you find it difficult to get started on your story? Maybe you want to make sure that everything looks right from the beginning? Ditch the formalities – and write! I’ve often encountered writers (mostly the unpublished ones), who care an awful lot about ‘doing it properly’. They are asking questions about writing software, formatting their text and other technicalities. Before they have even thought about a plot or a character. Before there is a story to write. Does that sound like you? Maybe this post can help you to just get started on the actual writing. Being correct or making excuses?…

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    Book review: Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier

    *This book review will be in Danish since the book is only published in Danish* Boganmeldelse af ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” er en samling små historier af Erik Trigger Olesen, udgivet hos forlaget Brøndum. Jeg har læst den fysiske udgave men du kan også få oplevelsen som lydbog, indtalt af forfatteren selv. *Disclaimer: Jeg vil lige for en god ordens skyld tilføje at forfatteren og jeg er i familie, men det har ingen umiddelbar indflydelse på følgende anmeldelse. Beskrivelse af ”Guldklumpen – Havnehistorier” ”Det er en samling af rå og saftige historier om livet blandt Esbjerg Havns arbejdere og særlinge. De ni fortællinger giver uden hensyn til politisk…

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    Forfatter,  Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized

    Forfatter: Drop formaliteterne og skriv!

    Drop formaliteterne og skriv Er du forfatter eller forfatterspire og synes du det er svært at komme i gang med selve historien? Måske går du meget op i at skrive det ’rigtigt’ fra starten? Drop formaliteterne – og skriv! Jeg har ofte oplevet forfattere (flest forfatterspirer), der går meget op i om de gør det helt rigtigt. De stiller spørgsmål omkring skriveprogrammer, formatering og linjeafstande. Før de overhovedet har fået formuleret en karakter eller et plot. Før der er en historie at skrive ned. Lyder det som dig? Så er dette indlæg måske det lille spark du har brug for, for at komme i gang. Korrekthed eller undskyldninger? Har du…

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    Books,  Performer,  Performing Arts,  Producer,  Reviews

    Book review: The Open Door by Peter Brook

    Review of “The Open Door” by Peter Brook “The Open Door” by Peter Brook is a nonfictional performing arts book about some of the theatre practices Brook and his production teams have encountered, as well as Brooks own thoughts on these. I read “The Open Door” in Danish, so if anything got lost in the translation, I’d be happy to hear from others who’ve read it in English. I will however, review it in English, since I know it’s available in both languages (and others too I assume). “The Open Door” and Peter Brook Peter Brook is sort of well known in my professional circles. If someone I work with…

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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…

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    Forfatter,  Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized

    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,…