December writing challenge 2018
December writing challenge time! The Christmas themed December writing prompt challenge #2018 has arrived! If you are anything like me, you have been waiting for the holiday season to begin, since your birthday was over. Because christmas is just around the corner now, it’s time for a treat in the form of a writing challenge. Since my previous monthly writing challenges like my first summer challenge and the halloween themed challenge were so popular, it seemed natural to create one for december! So get ready to sharpen your pencils! Prepare for christmas (and new years eve) with this 31 day writing prompt challenge! I actually also have this super cute e-book…
Writing challenges – what to do?
Writing challenges There are a ton of writing challenges in the world. It can be hard to figure out which writing challenges to start or what to even do with them. Here I’ve collected a few of them, to introduce you to some of the different formats. Are you familiar with these writing challenges? NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month is a global phenomenon within the world of creative writing. In short, everyone can really set their own goals but the standard goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. Most people use the challenge to work on their current novel or idea. Others aim for starting and finishing a…
Writing exercise: the association game
What is an association game? Association games are well-known within theatres and as a practice in creative thinking in general. There are a ton of ways to go about it, but here I’ll provide you with a suggestion on how to use it with creative writing, to generate new ideas. Association game First of all this exercise is about jumpstarting your creativity and thinking outside the box. Maybe you have a certain scene or character in your story, that you’re a bit stuck with. Perhaps something is just missing or you’re unsure of how your worldbuilding is going to hold up. This is where the association game can prove to…
5 resources on how to create a character
Do you want to know how to create a character? You want to create multidimensional, exciting and believable characters. You want your readers to absolutely fall for your characters and your story. But developing characters and making sure they have a wide variety of traits can be a daunting task. That’s why I’ve created this list of 5 quick resources on how to create a character worth reading about. 5 awesome resources on character development Writing a book is no easy task, and character development isn’t either. Sometimes you need a little help with creating your characters. Don’t worry my friend, help is here! I’ve collected a list of 5…
Artist Residency – what is it?
Artist Residencies – a valuable opportunity As an artist, there are endless possibilities when it comes to courses, workshops, coaching and educational options. All of them are ways to improve. One of the maybe lesser known options are ”Artist Residencies”. (If you’re already familiar with the residency phenomenon, you might want to skip this blogpost. It’s mostly for those of you who don’t already know about residencies as an opportunity.) Read this blogpost in Danish here>> What is it? “Artist Residencies” is an offer of staying somewhere, where you can focus on your creative work, get feedback, you can network or find inspiration for new work. Sometimes, you’ll need to…
Halloween Writing Prompt Challenge 2018
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to kickstart October, than a writing challenge! Because all my other writing prompts have been so popular, I’ve made one just for Halloween. The Halloween Writing Prompt Challenge #2018 is here! I’ve tried to keep it a bit ‘traditional’ in terms of the theme. You can use these halloween writing prompts to write in any genre you want. You can even use them as drawing prompts, if you’re doing the inktober drawing challenge! Have you never tried using writing prompts before? How about reading a little about the different kinds of prompts and how to use it to kickstart your…
Birthday Writing Prompt Challenge 2018
My birthday is coming up and what better way to celebrate than having a Birthday Writing Prompt Challenge! 7 birthday themed writing prompts, just for you!
Feedback & Test readers – Who’s who? (Part 2)
Who should you ask for feedback on your text? As a writer, you have plenty of opportunities to get feedback on your books and texts, both the already published and especially the material you haven’t finished or that you’re still working on. It can be a little difficult to grasp, who can help with what and that’s why I’ve gathered a little guide for you here, where you can see some of the different types of test readers and what they will often be able to do for you, before you send your manuscript to a publisher or press “publish”. As I see it, there are two categories of readers,…