Category Archives: Writing

Here are all posts I’ve written on writing and what it’s like to become a writer

Living dangerously

It is rather rare that you meet someone, hit it off right away and end up talking about life, the universe and everything. Surprisingly, none of the answers are 42. Unsurprisingly, the questions are legion. There are two ways for … Continue reading

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Living on hope

The appeal of writing science fiction and/or fantasy is quite simple: you can do anything. Everything is possible. That is amazing. Tonight I decided to have a glass of wine. Okay, maybe two. I just felt like it. I never … Continue reading

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1,000,000 words and counting

I wish I could say that I’ve been writing that many words over the last month. But the truth of the matter is that I’ve been reading that many words over the last month. Easily. I’ve fallen down a rabbit … Continue reading

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Nightowlish

I was tired most of today. You could blame it on the weather. Grey, drizzly, typical November, really. Or perhaps it was the insufficient sleep of the last two nights. Always restless, brain never stopping. It probably doesn’t help that … Continue reading

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10 years ago today

It’s hard to believe, but on the 6th July 2006 I left Germany on a journey that would take me nearly ten years before I returned. My brother had taken me to an airport outside Berlin in the early morning … Continue reading

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Reading old journals

It messes with your mind. I just read through a notebook I kept in 2009. I lived in New Zealand then. I wrote some fanfiction. I wrote what are without a doubt writing prompts. Ramblings, mostly. A few journal entries … Continue reading

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Word by word

It’s time to get writing again. There’s not a day that I don’t write. But I write for my clients, not for myself. Except for the occasional thought that I scribble into a notebook or jot down using a memo … Continue reading

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37

It’s an odd number, I find. Not a number I associate with my age, but as of today that’s what it is. I’m fine with that. I don’t really care all that much, because I have no real concept of … Continue reading

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Permission to art

Once upon a time I posted Neil Gaiman’s address to Make Good Art. It’s pretty famous and I love it. Not just because I love him and all his works or how the tone of his voice. No, it’s a … Continue reading

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In the New Year everything will be different

That’s a very literal translation of something we say in Germany “Im neuen Jahr wird alles anders”. It’s actually the title of a satirical little book. But it’s something we say at the turn of the years and since this … Continue reading

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