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I have written about Tove Jansson’s short story The Last Dragon in Moominvalley once before in the blog, but it is so good that I today intend to write about it again. Tove Jansson was excellent at portraying. Keeping it simple, she nevertheless lets us understand how emotions can brew within the characters. Moomintroll has found a small dragon and Moomintroll has a clear idea of how to reveal this to the greatest effect. He
This week’s pep talk is from author Sue Lynn Tan. Dear Writer, As I write this, I’m currently in the depths of my next novel, and by ‘depths’ I mean I’m at the stage where I’m not sure how or when I’ll make it to the end. I thought it would get easier the more I wrote, with the next book—but it did not seem to, at least for me. There are days my concentration is
Last week I wrote about how greatly composition can elevate a text and invite the reader to become a co-creator of it. But as with everything, the composition can also have its own downsides. The biggest risk you take by only speaking indirectly about what is happening in the text is that the reader needs help understanding what is happening or what is meant. As with so much else in this world, it’s a matter
PENSIONAT SOLVÄNDAN, MATTIAS KVICK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wow, what a lovely children’s book. The illustrations are perfect, and getting the little details is a big plus. For example, when it is evening and a light is on, small butterflies are drawn to the light as they do in real life too. The book is suitable from 9 years in reading level, but also for a 6-year-old who wants to listen when an adult reads aloud. The environment