I Won a Pop Culture Award

A few days ago, Ruth from Silver Screenings held The Silver Screenings Awards over on their website. This is an award that they hand out to various bloggers they like, from time to time.   When it comes to awards in the blogging community, one has to be specific. This is not a chain letter interview-award. I do appreciate... Continue Reading →

Winnie-the-Doom

Years ago, I was enjoying my regular stroll though my local shopping-mall, when I suddenly saw it. A Winnie-the-Pooh kiddie ride!   I had never seen it there before. As I approached it, an ominous feeling crept up my spine. The air was filled with the otherworldly scent of rotten honey, and as we all know, honey doesn't spoil. Naturally,... Continue Reading →

Time Travel Stories

I love time travel in fiction. That is one of the main reasons why I love Doctor Who.   I love how this storytelling device can put ideologies from vastly different cultures, separated by decades or centuries, up against each other. By doing this, we can compare them, and find strengths and weaknesses in both. It can also... Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #5 – Other Writers

Writing Inspiration #4 was about taking inspiration from video essays, often about analyses of certain works or writers. That sort of skipped over the more obvious advice, to simply take inspiration directly from those same works and writers.   I won't go in too much detail as this can't be news to too many people, but I... Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #4 – Video Essays

When I am stuck while writing, I watch video essays. Not to blindly follow the storytelling-advice they provide, but to shake something out from my brain that was already there, just a bit out of reach.   And not only video essays on writing. Also on moviemaking, game creation, making speeches, and more! Storytelling is storytelling. You... Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #3 – Nature

In my last post I told you about how the Hamilton-song "Non Stop" shames me into writing. This time I want to write about the beauty and horror you can find in nature, when taking a hike.   Walking in nature is great for your creativity! Even the glacier-hike I mentioned here before set my mind ablaze... Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #2 – Music

Like with visual art, there are many ways which music can inspire you when you write. It can set you in the correct mood or mindset. Or maybe the lyrics of a song can set your mind on an idea.   But for me the song below brings a particularly inspiring feeling to my heart. Shame! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9iLfPP4Ps8... Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #1 – Art

This week (and some of next) I want to make a short blog-series about the various things that inspire me when I write. Since I've already gone into great detail about how the art of Theodor Kittelsen have inspired me, I figured this was a good place to start.   Visual stimuli are great to get... Continue Reading →

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