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.
All ideas have to start somewhere…
Mirel Wagner – discovered her yesterday. Perfect music to assist creativity.
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.
Cup of Yorkshire Tea. Compulsory.
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.