Category Archives: English

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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When Stories won’t Die

There’s a story in my head that I have been carrying around for years. In my head. The other day, I actually talked about it with a friend. And suddenly, that story turned from a dry hulk into a doable … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Woman

There are days when I’m simply grumpy. And I really don’t want to give up the grumpiness. It’s nice to be a grumpy old woman. I’m allowed to hate things as grumpy old woman. I can hate the noisy kids. … Continue reading

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What to Write?

It’s always a bit of a decision to choose what to write next. Because while we want to tell stories that are fun to write, we authors also want our stories to be read and enjoyed – and even to … Continue reading

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What if…

… injecting brain dead people with stem cells actually works? Yes, it’s a thing: Biotech Company Granted Ethical Permission to Use Stem Cells to Reactivate the Brains of the Dead I mean, sure, what could go wong? Of course, the … Continue reading

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The Aware Author – Rain

Today, I observed rain moving in. All it took was being aware of the clouds and the weather, while doing other things. The clouds were visible in the southwest when I got up. Sunrise was still beautiful and sunny. The … Continue reading

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I wrote a Limerick today

Actually, no. I “wrote” it in my bed last night. And I have to explain a little how that came about: I started a mindset support group for authors on Facebook last week, wearing my coaching hat and name. And … Continue reading

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The Dragons of the Cloud Land Saga

Writing dragons has always been a bit of a challenge for me. It has taken me years of writing in my genre before diving into working with that main fantasy species. That’s for two reasons: 1. Existing dragon stories Of … Continue reading

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“Dorelle’s Journey” Goodreads Giveaway!

This is an awesome opportunity for every reader and fan: I’m giving away five signed print copies of “Dorelle’s Journey” through a Goodreads Giveaway – starting today! And yes, I’m sending them to all possible countries listed on Goodreads. (I … Continue reading

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