Increasing the number of women in my writing

Earlier this year I made a decision. I am going to dramatically increase the number of women in my stories. At least in my shorter works. Do I have a lack of women in my writing? I wouldn’t say so. Previously, I’ve made an effort to write stories of equal...

A short story a week

A couple of weeks ago, I finished the first draft of my first book. It’s taken me three years but I haven’t always been very productive. And I’ve had other projects in between, taking up a month or two at a time. What have I learnt? First and...

Nordic folklore

As you might know, if you have read my introduction, I am a Swedish writer. I also have family in neighbouring Norway, and have grown up with the lore of both countries. For most people writing fantasy, fantastical creatures are part of the genre. We have orcs and...