My name is Emma Lindhagen. I’m a writer.
When I was a little girl, in the first years of elementary school, I used to write stories in a little notebook. They used to go something like this:
“Once upon a time there was a girl. She lived with her mom and her dad and her baby brother in a house. The end.”
“Once upon a time there was a monkey. He lived with his mom and his dad in a jungle. The end.”
“Once upon a time there was a horse. It lived with its mom and its dad on a farm. The end.”
In some ways I feel I haven’t changed much. The stories are just a bit longer now.
I am 26 years old and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. My native language is Swedish, but my inner muse’s native language is English so that’s usually the language I write in. Don’t ask me how that happened, it just did.
I love writing. I love speculative fiction: fantasy, alternative Earth, space opera, paranormal. I love writing about people doing ordinary things (growing up, falling in love, dealing with their issues) in extraordinary settings. I love adventures and excitement too but sometimes I skip that bit. And sometimes I skip the extraordinary settings too and just write about people.
When I’m not writing I watch TV, I listen to music, I play computer games, play at doing crafts, play with dolls, play the hostess. I like baking and drinking tea and talking. I love language. I’m trying to get a BA in Arabic. And as a hobby I do university administration, which, fortunately, happens to pay enough to keep me stocked up on tea.
Your BA in Arabic sounds interesting and ambitious; I have heard it is a difficult language. It is really interesting that your inner muse thinks/writes in English but it is not your first language. I remember writing a story in fourth grade about a mouse going in a hot air balloon. I always have been interested in reading and writing. Good for you following your interests and talents!
Hi Shannon and thanks so much for visiting my writing website. It was a very pleasant surprise to see your comment! Arabic is challenging but also a lot of fun!
Yes, it’s a bit unusual. I mean, I’m sure I could teach my muse to write as well in Swedish as in English, so to say, with practice but since I’m interested in an international audience for my books I don’t really see a reason to do that right now.
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I like Emma.
I write poems, will you like to read one of my poems?
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