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Strong Verbs Word List

What are synonyms for the word “say”? How many times can you repeat “he said”, “she said” in a novel without making it sound repetitive? How to avoid a frequent use of “was/were” and what are good synonyms for the verb “walk”? A strong verbs word list would definitely be a great help. You could […]

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Historical Fantasy Books: Aurelie Survival – from the Terror of the French Revolution to the Dangers of Immortality

I love history and fantasy, and both of them combined can make an explosive combination. Imagine working fantastical elements into real historical events and creating a new story. In Lucan’s book I let my main character, Lucan, be an active participant in the murder plot on the Ancient Roman emperor Commodus, who in real life […]

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A List of 7 Writing Strengths – Hold That Mighty Pen

Some say that writers are a different breed 😉 We often appear to be doing nothing when in fact we are busy in another world, plotting a whole new story. What to someone else is simply “staring into space” is a whole new book in the making for a writer. The crazy research that you […]

Unique Book Characters - Writing From a Man's Point of View

Unique Book Characters – Writing From a Man’s Point of View

Following up on my post about Seraphin (I’m working hard to polish that manuscript and get it ready for publishing 😉 ), I thought it was time to give Lucan his own article as well. Lucan is another unique book character (if I may say so myself 🙂 ) who appears in the Aurelie series. […]

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Unique Book Characters – When Side Characters get Their own Book

Right now, I am working on editing a manuscript. I first wrote it three years ago, and together with Thorn Heart it was the other manuscript that was stolen by a fake publisher – yes, there were two he got his hands on, but luckily I got them both back. Thorn Heart is already released, […]

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6 Best Writer’s Laptops

Today we’re getting technical. A laptop is crucial for any writer or blogger, but which are the best writer’s laptops and which ones may not be ideal for our purposes? Recently, I bought a new laptop, and before I acquired it I did some research, looking into features, memory, price, and availability in my hometown […]

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Coffee or Tea Mugs

What are writers always associated with? I mean, besides spending hours typing away, staring into space while a whole new story takes place in their mind, and – following stereotype – locking themselves in their writing dens for hours or days on end? The answer is coffee – or tea. Consuming endless amounts of it. […]