Onward to a new book

Writing means for me, putting all those available words in the correct sequence. Like string beads on a thread. But is that what it really is, just words? No, not at all. Especially now that I’m reading and learning from ‘Writing 21st Century Fiction’ by Donald Maass. Writing a good book is more than the…

Vrijthof

Sometimes I sit at a location and just want to write something smallish about it. This one came up in my mind when attending an event in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The marching band comes. They play the Dutch national anthem. It is the start of a concert of AndrĂ© Rieu in his hometown Maastricht. People…

Building up ideas

Where do you get your ideas from is one of the questions that a writer will get a lot of the times. This is the same for me. I sometimes wonder, what do I do in such a situation? In the neighboorhood, I look around and in some of the seasons, I notice something that…