We’re at T-minus 4 days and change, and it’s time to get your Survival Kit ready. I’ve looked at quite a few of these online, but none of them were quite what I was looking for. So I decided to make my own. These are all the things I want to have on hand when… Read More NaNoWriMo Survival Kit
With November only a month away, it’s time to prep. Maybe you’ve already done all of this (go you!), or you’re like me and tend to put things off til the last minute. Whether this is your first time attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days, or you’re an old pro, I’ve got you… Read More NaNoWriMo Prep Crate
For the last three years, I’ve driven the E134 from Bergen to Tønsberg at least once a year to visit family. It’s a beautiful drive, up narrow mountain roads to the beautiful scenery over the tree-line between Røldal and Haukeli. Every year I’ve thought about stopping, taking in the view and having a little wander… Read More Roadtripping over Haukelifjell
One of my favorite ways of clearing my head and getting my creative juices flowing, is simply walking my dog. It can do me a world of good if I’m stuck on a particular scene, tired of staring at the screen and willing my brain to work, or simply feeling uninspired. On even just a… Read More Hiking from Mt Ulriken to Mt Fløyen
National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo – is my favorite time of the year. Each November since 2010 I’ve sat down and written at least 50,000 words by December 1st. Ever since I first experienced the high of winning, of actually writing that much in a single month, I’ve been hooked. Camp Nano is… Read More The Camp Nano Curse
Want to become a procrastination champion? Get that all important Personal Achievement Procrastination badge during this years National Novel Writing Month? Look no further. I am here to help. Who am I? My name is Ark, and I am a true Champion of procrastination. And guess what, you can be one too! Below are some… Read More How to WIN at procrastination!
In my first post about worldbuilding, where I focus on how to get started with worldbuilding your novel, outlining is the very first step. There are many different ways to outline your story, and in the end, only you know what works for you. In this post I’m going to present four different ways to… Read More Four Ways to Outline Your Novel
With one week to go until all hell breaks loose, it’s time for some last-minute Nano prep. Still running around like a headless chicken, trying to figure out how the hell you’re going to survive the next five weeks? Fear not. I’ve set up a checklist to help even the worst procrastinators among us to… Read More Last Minute Nano Prep
As a writer, one of the most important things I’ve done is learn to set writing goals for myself. Though, sometimes I have been struggling to reach those goals. More often than not, it’s because they weren’t SMART goals. Mostly I think I lost myself on the -A. SMART goal setting is something I think… Read More Setting a SMART writing goal
When you first starting thinking about worldbuilding for your story, it can be almost impossible to figure out where to begin. There is so much you need to figure out, a simple google search will tell you that much after all, but where do you begin? I’m one of those strange people who wrote the… Read More Worldbuilding: Where to begin?