Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Planning, profiling and disposition. Bea is preparing for interviews and I have just finished moving all questionnaire answers to a digital format. Isn't it great fun writing non-fic? Eh?

Marking up chapters and creating sub hierarchies, but not a single word of content yet. This is a far cry from the writing I am used to from the last four years. All in all it very much resembles the way I had to put words to paper during my days in IT.

Monday, August 20, 2007


Is what I am going to write for the near future. Not because I have always dreamt of writing non-fiction and neither because I suddenly found a fountain of wealth. It is all a side effect of the championships in the card game we play. The main gamer's organisation in Sweden hired our club to write a handbook in running this type of events, and as both Bea and I have rather extensive experience in the area we agreed to the task.

It is definitely a paid for writing project, but our non-profit organisation is the recipient of the money, so I am not entirely sure that it counts as a writing credit. Well, it is a job that needs to be done, and honestly, someone ought to have written this several years ago, so I guess I could just as well, be one half of that someone.

One rather funny aspect of it all is that the sum allocated for this is more or less dead on the average advance for a new writer in speculative fiction, an eye opener in itself.

Monday, August 13, 2007

On the market of short stories

Another blogger, author and (I believe) editor has an article and a suggestion. Heeding it might just be a good thing for us aspiring writers, and published writers for that matter as well.


I see from my statistics that a few of you come here in search for information on the European Championships in V:TES held the first weekend of August. Heading over to ec2007.blogspot.com should give you the information you want.

For the rest of you, I'm still slightly comatose from a week of games. A few days more and I should have caught up with documentation and much needed sleep, and after that I'll reactivate both my regular writing as well as this blog.