#AdventBoost Day 22 – Antonius M. Hogebrandt

Today I’m adventboosting a fellow Swede! I’ll be honest: I don’t know/follow a ton of Swedish creatives. I don’t know why that is, probably mostly a consequence of how dominant the Anglosphere tends to be on the social media sites I use. But that’s a topic for another day, perhaps.. Today I’m boosting Antonius M. Hogebrandt, a speculative fiction writer Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 22 – Antonius M. Hogebrandt

M is for Main Characters

My stories often, but not always, start with main characters. Occasionally they’ll start with a concept or setting but usually the main character function as the seed from which the story grows. That’s just how I roll, I guess. A long time ago I had one main character. I kept adding adventures and character traits to her until I, at Continue reading M is for Main Characters

Release the Kraken!

The letter K is a tricky one. So many words that have a K-sounding phonome in the beginning are actually spelled with C in English and it doesn’t help that in many cases the same word in my native language, Swedish, is quite similar but spelled with a K. I spent a lot of time going “K…k…camera! No… k…cats! Dang! Continue reading Release the Kraken!

Camp NaNo Inspiration

Inspiration can come from all kinds of things, from the mundane to the fantastic. My current project for Camp NaNoWriMo has been inspired by, among other things and in no particular order: River Song from Doctor Who Vests and bodices The color blue Zhaan from Farscape The notion of identity Spiders Axolotls The combination of white, black and burgundy Non-traditional relationships and chosen Continue reading Camp NaNo Inspiration

For Camp NaNo this April, I’m chasing shiny squirrels

I think that most people who enjoy writing fiction and have made any serious attempt at completing a larger project are familiar with The New Shiny™. For those of you who aren’t familiar, The New Shiny™ is that new idea that glimmers at the periphery of your field of vision, distracting you while you try to complete some other, often Continue reading For Camp NaNo this April, I’m chasing shiny squirrels