I often tend to think about people as boats out on the sea. And I try to imagine how the waves that carry them through life look like. Some people drift across shallow waters. There are no real highs and no real lows. Others spend their life out in stormy waters.
I always wanted to be a writer. I don’t think I ever doubted or questioned that I would make a living writing books. Looking back, it doesn’t even feel like a choice — it was just the path I knew I had to walk. I was a loner as a child and I started writing my first book at already as a teenager. While other kids were desperate for acceptance and just wanted to be part of a group, I was sitting in my sound-insulated loft, writing. I didn’t even tell anyone what I was doing during the first 6 years of my creative writing career. Needless to say, I didn’t have many friends. In fact, none. And I was quite happy with that.
My son and I have a secret place. It’s just across the road from the primary school, a stone’s throw in among the trees, across that old bridge over the stream and […]
This is going to be a personal blogpost. You see, I’m cursed and I feel people should know. This could help explain why I’m sometimes behaving strange and why I’m not paying […]
My new novel “Isak” has been approved by the Norwegian Arts Council. Scroll down for more about this in English… Min nye roman “Isak” er blitt kjøpt opp av Kulturrådet. Siden dette […]
(Scroll down for English version…) Når jeg skriver dette, har min nye roman “Isak” vært ute i butikkene i omtrent to måneder. Og jeg er nettopp ferdig med neste manus. Det vil […]
Most people would say that violence isn’t a skill. Fighting is a skill, and to be a Viking, you had to be a good fighter. I disagree. Going into a fight can […]