No Plan Survives

I’m sure you have heard the saying, No battle plan survives first encounter with the enemy. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, A German field marshal in the 1880s spoke those often quoted words. 458 more words

Experiences Of A Late Blooming Writer

Evolution of Pattern: Karl Dangel

Karl Dangel was a German art student who immigrated to Sweden at age 20, to avoid disturbing things he saw happening in Germany with the rise of Nazism, and then studied weaving in Sweden after he arrived. 2,150 more words

The Swedish Rug Blog

38 Literary Characters You Won’t Forget—For Better or For Worse

William Faulkner’s approach to writing a character explains why some literary characters are so real.  “Once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does,” said Faulkner. 372 more words


Fictional characters - a lesson from Seinfeld

Dave has recently been developing a sitcom, which has led to interesting conversations about the characteristics of the form. To get a feel for it, we have been watching… 1,089 more words

How To Write A Book

Josef Frank and Scanian Weaving

This brief post is a sort of post-script to my last post about the traditional Scanian Red Horse, prompted by two museum exhibits on Josef Frank, the Viennese- Swedish architect and designer, one in Stockholm and one in London. 1,102 more words

The Swedish Rug Blog

Samira Wiley stars in 'Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu

On Wednesday April 26, 2017, Hulu released the first three episodes of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ adapted from Margaret Atwood’s Nebula nominated dystopian novel of the same title. 207 more words

Women Of Color

Writing Wednesday: Supporting Characters' POV

Writing Wednesday is evolving. Since my novel is now being published on Wattpad, one chapter every weekend, I will no longer be posting snippets of that here. 506 more words