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Flash Fiction: Storming the Castle

Another quick Flash Fiction story, inspired by three words: „Comfort, Computer, Castle“. Check out what my brain came up with: *************************** It was now or never. Ragnar was the first to climb the ladder they had leaned against the high … Weiterlesen

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Finale for Harp and Voice – a teaser

Today, I’d like to offer you a couple of paragraphs of my short story „Finale for Harp and Voice“. It’s part of my short story collection „Here be Dragons“. It was first printed in its German incarnation in a little … Weiterlesen

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Kraken War

When my friend Ashley showed me her draft for the cover of „Kraken War“, I stared. You see, I thought we’d see Prince Orlen on the cover, since he is getting quite a part in the book. And because he … Weiterlesen

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The New Look of „Dorelle’s Journey“

Today, I want to talk a little about the new cover and the new interior design of „Dorelle’s Journey“. You see, I liked the original cover. I wasn’t that thrilled with the interior graphics, but the whole book looked nice … Weiterlesen

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Musings – What can an Author do?

Like most of us, I expected the 21st century to be good. I thought a lot of the amazing things from Star Trek and other SF would come true, or be closer to becoming reality. And we dreamed about all … Weiterlesen

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Thoughts on Freedom

I’m an indie author. I choose what I want to write. Sometimes, I aim for markt. Sometimes, I write for friends or fans. And sometimes, I just write for fun. This November, for NaNoWriMo, I wrote for fun. Admittedly, I … Weiterlesen

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Subconscious Plotting

So yesterday, I was thinking about the big, bad showdown for the last book in The Cloud Lands Saga series. When I do that for any fight, I start seeing scenes in my mind, a bit like a private movie. … Weiterlesen

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Lost in transition

There is one place in my life where thinking about my stories is absolutely easy and fun. Unfortunately, it’s not a place where I can actually write. Because that place is curled up in bed. When I get warm and … Weiterlesen

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The Power of Stories over Simple Facts

I was just reading about a study that shows children learn better from stories than facts. Duh. There is a reason why story-telling has been the preferred teaching method for millenia in our species. You see, our brain has what … Weiterlesen

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Thoughts on Violence

Violence is a part of nature. Animals kill animals to eat them. They fight, too, for dominance or the right to mate. Chimpanzees even go to war. It’s been documented that the young males sometimes hunt all members of another … Weiterlesen

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