• notepad and pen on wooden table
    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 I’ve often encountered writers (mostly the unpublished ones), who care an awful lot about ‘doing it properly’.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?…

  • Writer research your novel what matters?
    Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized,  Writer

    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?
    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,…

  • 5 important things to remember as a new writer
    Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized,  Writer

    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…

  • 5 vigtige ting at huske hvis du er ny forfatter
    Forfatter,  Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • How to thank your test readers madebyPernille
    Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized,  Writer

    How to thank your test-readers

    How to thank your test-readers? If you’re an author or a writer who isn’t published yet, you might be familiar with this situation. Are you unsure of how to properly thank your test-readers for their help? If that’s the case, I’ve got a few suggestions on what you can do. Professional or volunteer? Depending on whether or not the person giving you feedback is a professional, there are different ways to go about it. You can read my blogpost on different types of test-readers and feedback right here. In this blogpost however, I will only be talking about the volunteer help. Professional help and feedback will typically be charged an…

  • Forfatter hvad skal jeg give min betalæser
    Forfatter,  Forfatter//Writer,  Uncategorized

    Hvad skal jeg give min betalæser?

    Hvad skal jeg give min betalæser? “Hvad skal jeg give min betalæser?”. Hvis du er forfatter eller forfatterspire, kender du måske det spørgsmål. Er du usikker på hvordan du skal takke dine betalæsere for deres hjælp? Hvis det er tilfældet, har jeg her et par forslag til, hvad du kan gøre. Professionel eller frivillig? Alt efter om det er professionel feedback eller frivillige betalæsere, der har hjulpet dig, er der selvfølgelig forskel på, hvordan du bør tackle det. Se evt. mit indlæg her, hvor jeg forklarer de forskellige typer feedbackgivere og betalæsere. Jeg vil i dette indlæg kun fokusere på de frivillige betalæsere. Ved professionel feedback koster det typisk en…

  • Book review The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferriss
    Books,  Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Book review: The 4 hour work week

    Book review of The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris was first published in 2009 and promises an escape from the 9 to 5 day job. In my defense, I picked this book up at the Euro-train station in London, after being delayed for two days. I needed something to read. Summary “Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management,…