SHIP'S LOG

SHIP’S LOG 5: FANCY A FIKA WITH THE CREW?


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Linnea Lucifer, Captain

Welcome aboard, weary traveller. You arrived just in time for a fika* with the crew. If this is your first time aboard the Resilience, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Linnea Lucifer, and I am the Captain of this mighty pirate ship. I built her myself and moved in while she was nothing but a building site. Today, she’s home to a splendid, diverse crew aka our Procrastination of Indie Authors.

Currently, there are ten of us residing onboard, but we also have a number of friends, guests and passengers who travel with us every now and then. On top of that, we are building a Readers’ Retreat in Libertalia, but I’ll tell you all about that another time.

Today, it’s my turn to read snippets from the Ship’s Log out loud. We do this every Thursday to make sure everybody’s up to date, and fully aware of what’s happening on board and in our camp. If you miss out on a Thursday Fika, you always get a second chance on Sundays, which just so happens to coincide with the release of our smut addendum, the Holihell Headlines. (NB! You need a separate subscription to take part in nsfw activities.) You can get the hottest tea and the spiciest nibbles served at any location of your choice. How sweet is that?

Now, grab yourself a hot beverage from the galley, and come join us on Quarterdeck where the fika-table is waiting. I’ll introduce you to our crew, tell you something about the importance of fika, and let you in on a little secret.

In This Week’s Ship’s Log

WORK IN PROGRESS
Captain Linnea hunched over the papers on her desk - an ai piece of a blonde pirate captain by her desk

There’s not a whole lot to tell when it comes to my personal stuff. My time has mainly been focused on ship maintenance and improvements as we have so many cogs that need fitting into the machinery. I’m eager to spend more time developing my stories, but sometimes you have to keep your eye on…

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BETWEEN PORT & STARBOARD
pirates on a ship sitting around a table reading

Introducing the crew

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STARLIT SEASIDE SNUGGLES

Around the same time each night Sir Bear calls it a day and carries pet to bed. We snuggle up together and read until sleep claims us. Well, truth be told it is mainly Sir who does the reading while pet does the snuggling, but the effect is the same. Stories are consumed. In vast quantities. So, from…

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THE CAPTAIN’S QUILL

So, this new theme of mine is going to focus on writing advice, but I can almost guarantee that the things I will discuss here won’t just apply to authors. Or even just to writing. But before we get too deep into the realm of unsolicited advice, I’d like to start by talking about why you should – or shouldn’t – listen…

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LINN’S LORE: FENSALA

In Norse myth and history, there are two places of great import that have influenced my own worldbuilding: Uppsala in Sweden and the mystical Fensalir, the hall of Frigg or Freyja, depending on which tale you subscribe to. (Yes, I do know that Freyja had her residence in Folkvangr, but for all we…

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MYTH & MIRTH

It was late in the evening when we first heard it. The kitchens were bustling and we were all singing and talking over one another, but we stopped in our tracks as the sound of heavy steps reverberated through the hall. Only two types of creatures make that kind of noise, giants and old troll, and neither are known…

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Next Port of Call – Guess Who’s at the Helm?

Wow, what a day this has been. I love having fika and a good long natter, but as I’m running on limited reserves on the best of days, it also drains me something fierce. Now, as evening falls and the sun dips below the horizon, it’s time to cuddle up with Sir Bear and chart new courses through this realm of written words.

This coming Sunday, we should have another Bottle Post coming straight from the ingenious minds of Artie and Barry. You don’t want to miss their unique insights that, almost always, come seasoned with a healthy dash of humour.

As for next week’s Ship’s Log, we’ve got a special treat to look forward to. I’ll be handing the Captain’s Quill over to our Ship’s Belle, F.K. Marlowe aka the brilliant brain behind Pennies for Charon, the manuscript I’ve been wrestling for the past couple of weeks.

Until we meet again, may your sails be ever full, your compass ever true, and your dreams as adventurous as the tales you read! Don’t forget to be good to yourself and do something each day just because it makes you feel good. 

Much love,

//Linnea 🖤🏴‍☠️

a blue ship's door with the sign "LINNEA LUCIFER"

Linnea Lucifer is the Captain of an imaginary pirate ship, a weaver of stories, and a certified pain in the arse.

Named after a delicate little flower that grows in mossy, Swedish pine forests, and a fiery fallen angel, she takes great pleasure in everything that tickles the senses and adds a sprinkle of magic and spice to our world.

When Linnea’s not busy commanding the Resilience, or lost in one of her daydreams, she pens fantasy steeped in Norse myth and Scandi folklore as Saga Linnea Söderberg, or Sweet’n’Spicy spoonie smut as Linn Rhinehart together with her Sir Bear.


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