First Full-Length Short Story Collection / The Beginning

Yesterday I started work on my first full-length short story collection. I was feeling ill and so decided to take things easy and just create without pressure. Turns out that when I do that, inspiration tends to flood my way. Looking forward to sharing the process with you…starting from the conception yesterday. 🙂 For this collection I’ve been really inspired by the Tove Jansson’s fiction as well as the short stories of Sarah Hall.

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All ideas have to start somewhere…

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s3.jpg Gathering some prompts to get me started

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Mirel Wagner – discovered her yesterday. Perfect music to assist creativity.

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I made this list of musicians to check out months ago, back in the UK, and bought it with me the Norway stashed at the back of a new notebook.

s8.jpg Writers need a treat every now and then to keep the thoughts flowing and sugar levels up…this is mine.

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Cup of Yorkshire Tea. Compulsory.

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So this collection has, so far, been really hit and miss. But I discovered two tales which have been massively inspiring: First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwen and Patriotism by Yukio Mishima.

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