Marjorie Reynolds: Take Your Novel to the Next Level

  Writing a novel is not an easy job. Marjorie Reynolds tackles one by one all the major stumbling blocks that might come in the way of you and your first novel. What seems to be closest to her heart is how to create subtext, but she gives expert advice with plenty of practical examples […]

Guy Delisle: Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

  Watching the news from the Middle East, it’s often very difficult to understand how the situation there is possible. It seems to escape all logic. Delisle brings light to that obscurity just by describing his personal experiences in Jerusalem during one year in his graphic novel. His smooth, but minimal line is ideal to […]

Halloween – the Time of Ghost Stories

  Today is the night of all nights – at least when it comes to enjoying a bit of horror. I decided to give a taste of a good old time ghost story with a bunch of modern illustrations by me (trying out my new Wacom together with Inkscape and Scribus. Myra’s Well – A Tale […]

The City of Bones and How to Improve the Original in Translation

  Cassandra Clare: City of Bones, part 1, the Mortal Instruments series. The Finnish translation by Terhi Leskinen, 2010. I’m a fan of Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters. I’ve read the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series and enjoyed them – more or less – thoroughly. I usually read in English, Finnish or Swedish depending on […]