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Writer, stand-up comedian from Norway


Apr
22
comment Thinking of a story for the past 10 years as an inexperienced writer, what should I do?
This is not the answer you want, but the length of a story is however long it needs to be to tell the story. It seems to me that you need to spend some time looking into the structure of storytelling, and what a story really is. Robert McKee has written a great book called 'Story' on the subject. Short stories range from 1000 to 20000 words, but most are between 4000 to 7000 words I think.
Apr
7
comment How to invoke my creative side without investing too much time?
I don't agree with this. All skills can be improved, even without having an innate capability. You may get a better head start by having "talent", but nothing beats practising in the long run. Anyone who wants to write should have a go at at it, and not be told that they "sound like the last person who should be thinking of becoming a writer".
Feb
28
comment What is a good tool for organizing story notes?
I think the same discount also applies to Camp NaNoWriMo which is in April (and July). You choose your own goal there, so you don't even need to write 50k words
Feb
27
comment What is a good tool for organizing story notes?
If you participate in NaNoWriMo you get 20% off. If you win (finish) you get 50% off
Feb
20
comment Do screenwriters freewrite/outline directly in script mode?
Thank you for your answer. I was looking for an even more micro level description of how screenwriters work. Do they start their brainstorming/discovery writing in the script format, or start with a general outline and add the dialogue and interior descriptions later?
Feb
14
comment Writing discipline
I did something like this for the last day of NaNoWriMo two years ago. Managed 14.000 words in one day (and won myself six months of tendinosis), so this works really well
Sep
16
comment Can anyone recommend a free website builder?
What doesn't Wordpress provide options for. Just select a theme that is customed for mobile devices.
Oct
16
comment How to get over writer's block related to revising?
I mostly write fiction, so I'm not that into the structure of academic papers, unfortunately. I guess a google search like 'structure of non fiction text' would provide som useful hits. When you have that, just keep free-writing, and the material will sort itself out in a logical structure (at least that is what it does for me). Keep writing, and you'll often get a 'vision' for what goes where.
Oct
16
comment How to get over writer's block related to revising?
Use Scrivener for text editing if you don't already. It is an excellent text editor that lets you move text around with great ease.
Oct
15
comment Websites that offer book/movie/story analyses useful for writers?
Something like SparkNotes was exactly what I was after! Preferably with more books, though.
Oct
11
comment Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
"Adaptation" is by far the best and most inspirational movie about writing I have seen so far
Oct
11
comment What is the process for turning a story into a “movie” script?
I think the movie "Adaptation" will answer you question.
Nov
23
comment Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
This movie contained the biggest violation of Tjekovs gun I have ever witnessed: the pearl necklace. Would not recommend this film, unless you want to learn how not to do things (movie script-wise).
Oct
20
comment Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
It struck me that a lot of DVD releases of movies have bonus features that sometimes include comments or documentaries about the writing process. The extended version of The Lord of the Rings have some nice features about the script.
Mar
1
comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
Scrivener is avaliable for Windows as well. Just a Beta yet though, but fully functional and bug free as far as I have experienced.
Dec
14
comment Good books on writing for comics?
Sounds excellent. Thanks
Dec
4
comment Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
Nicely commented. Easy to see the changes
Dec
2
comment Tips for expanding my vocabulary?
Read. Listen. Live. :)
Dec
2
comment Podcasts useful for improving writing skills
"60 minutes long because you're not writing anyway, and we're too smart for our own good!"
Nov
26
comment Is discovery or outline writing connected to personality type (e.g. MBTI)
Very interesting. After thinking about this for a bit, it also struck me that the E/I part probably has some influence on the discovery/outline style as well, since E's tend to "think by speaking", whereas I's usually do their thinking before they open their mouths/notebooks/word processors