All posts in "Fiction Writing"

How to Get Inspiration for Creative Writing

By Britt Malka / April 25, 2019

After I had my first short story published, I waited several years to find new inspiration. Only much later did I discover that you don’t wait for inspiration to come to you; you go out and get it. So how do you get inspiration for creative writing? If I say that inspiration is everywhere around […]


Research for Fiction Writers – Best Lawyer Name Ever

By Britt Malka / January 15, 2019

There’s another word for “research for fiction writers.” Procrastination. So this morning, I was almost ready to write when I figured I needed two more pieces of information before I could begin. The first one was to find out what you call a lawyer in the United States. In Denmark, where I grew up, they […]


Writing a Novel – How Hard Is Writing Fiction?

By Britt Malka / January 6, 2019

Before you start writing a novel, I recommend that you do at least a few preparations. You need an idea, your main characters, and the world and time your story will take place in. After that, you could start writing, but I find it a lot easier to have more planned. You have to figure […]


Little Did She Know…

By Britt Malka / February 21, 2018

“Little did Anne know when she went to bed that night that a zombie would rip her heart out a few hours later.” R.I.P. heroine. And R.I.P. book. Because that’s a horrible way to foreshadow future events. So how do you use foreshadowing in a more subtle and much more efficient way?


Are You Procrastinating Instead of Writing Fiction?

By Britt Malka / February 20, 2018

  You find yourself arranging your desktop again, and obviously, you must get another cup of coffee before you can begin. When you go to the kitchen, you pass the laundry and decide that it’s time to wash some clothes. Even vacuum cleaning seems more fascinating than writing the words you promised yourself you would […]


Yalla, Bye

By Britt Malka / February 8, 2018

In case you didn’t know yet, I LOVE the country I live in. Since 2011, there hasn’t been a day where I didn’t praise my luck of coming to Israel to live here. It was a country I never dared to visit on a vacation, because I knew I would cry my eyes out if […]


A Disaster Is Not Just a Disaster

By Britt Malka / September 14, 2017

When you write fiction, do you use scenes and sequels? A scene consisting of Goal – Conflict and Disaster? I did that at first. Then I tried other structures, and now I’m back at Goal – Conflict – Disaster. I had doubts about all three parts of a scene. Like: At what moment does the […]


How to Write Stories with a Twist

By Britt Malka / March 16, 2017

I’ve found two books on Amazon about writing stories with a twist. I’ve read the first one, and it was good. I just spotted the second one now, and it looks great, too.   And the “new” one:

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