Dear reader, you are hereby invited to The Manchester Anthology 2014 launch event at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester! What is The Manchester Anthology 2014, you might ask. It's an anthology with writing from every student graduating the Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester; This event marks the launch of a … Continue reading The Manchester Anthology 2014 Launch Event
I have some news for you. I have know what my future holds for a while but decided to wait before sharing. At the end of last year I decided to do an MA. After much research I applied to a few Universities, and after several interviews, e-mail exchanges, and much consideration of where I … Continue reading MA Creative Writing at the University of Manchester
My BA dissertation consisted of two parts. The first part was the first chapter of Project 2, which by now is a full-fledged novel, and an essay regarding the tendency for Post-Apocalyptic literature to prefer plot over character. I found this topic very interesting, and difficult, simply because I had to find a way to measure whether … Continue reading Novel Writing: Plot vs Character? [Essay]
First of all - Starting tomorrow I will help my sister in her book shop because of the increased amount of costumers before Christmas. This means I won't be able to blog for a week. It is unfortunate, of course, but it also means I'll be full of inspiration when I get back! Secondly - … Continue reading One week off and a vernissage
Another University exercise poem. Ah, we just love those, don't we? Anyhow - we had to write a poem about something ordinary through the eyes of Martians. Can you guess what I'm talking about? Martian Poem The yellow bird is watching them as they enter the building. Often it contains a smell, hideous to us, … Continue reading Martian Poem
Back at the university we had to write 5 line stories based on a random word given to us. I found three of them a few days ago but one was really bad I'll only publish the first two. Playground I see them laugh, I see them cry. The children are playing cheerfully at the … Continue reading 5 line stories
I wrote this poem for a friend at University. It was her birthday and she wanted a poem (a request I get far too often). I wasn't planning on doing it but I had a lot of spare time just the week before her birthday so I wrote it quickly. This poem is extremely cheesy, … Continue reading Poem for a friend
Now this poem I actually really like! We were given different objects in class which we had to include in a poem we wrote. I can't remember exactly what these objects were but reading the poem again I think it was a guitar tab, a USB memory, matches, chopsticks and a gnome. The result is … Continue reading Object Poem!
The interview with me was published yesterday in Ystads Allehands. It is, unfortunately, in Swedish so you can't read it. Luckily I'll provide you with summarising bullet points. The headlines is: "His dreams become science fiction." My burning interest for writing took me to the University of Birmingham to get my BA in English with Creative … Continue reading My interview
I would first of all like to thank all those who took their time to answer the post-apocalyptic survey! I'll keep it online for a bit longer in case there's anyone who chickened out the first time and would still like to give it a go! I would also like to tell you a bit … Continue reading Update, and what’s to come!