Camping, colours, crazy (good) times

 

Just a little status update, given that you haven’t heard from me in quite some time ;)

So, what have I been up to in April? (Writing-wise, of course. No one cares about the boring rest ;) )

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Well, at the beginning of the month, I decidedĀ  – pretty much last minute – to join the fun at Camp NaNoWriMo. Continue reading

“Hello, is this the author speaking?”

tumblr_n17kd4yjxo1rfe77so1_500Many people think that being a writer means not being very interactive by default. You sit there alone in your room, typing words into your computer or drawing character charts on your note pad. It’s just you and the story, no one else needed.

Well, partly those people are right, but partly they couldn’t be more wrong. As a writer, your chosen profession is to tell stories. And even though you always start off telling them only to yourself, you already dream about making them public one day, to share them with the world, with an audience. This is the moment when you start to realise that writing a story is not a lonely or self-centred project at all. It’s more like trying to start some sort of conversation. You are not just an author, not just a writer, you are also a story teller and a sender of messages. You are communicating.

robert-frost-quoteAnd that’s exactly where things start to get difficult. Continue reading