My new novel “Jomsviking” had been available for mail order for a few days, and as I waited for the books to be printed and arrive here in Norway, I decided it […]
The Day Odin Gave Me A Blanket
I’m sure most people know that feeling of losing all hope, that horrible sensation of watching your life fall apart while knowing there is nothing you can do about it. In this blogpost I will tell you how I found a way to turn things around. And it all started with a blanket.
I’m a writer. This is why I need solitude.
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.
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 […]
“Isak” kjøpt inn av Kulturrådet- My new Norwegian novel approved by the Norwegian Arts Council
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 […]
Always one book ahead / Alltid én bok foran
(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 […]
Sometimes you just have to say «Fuck it»
Have you ever felt like everything happens when you didn’t expect it? And that nothing happens when you are working really, really hard for it to happen? I have. At times, I feel like the most sensible thing I can do, is to step back, say «Fuck it» and vanish for a few days, weeks or even months. It is in my absence that good things happen to me. It sounds crazy, but the world is.
A walk in the woods
A walk in the woods. What does that mean to you? Is it simply a walk, or is it a lot more? A good friend of mine says that the woods are […]
How to build characters for your novel
If you’ve written a few pages, I’m sure you’ve realized that without good characters, you’re lost. No story is good enough to stand on its own if the characters are boring and […]
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