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Hello and welcome to my pandemic panic room! This is a fictional writer’s room where I intend to tell stories and study storytelling – a happy place I created to make the solitary confinement of COVID-19 shielding bearable.
As of today, my front door is locked. Like millions of other weak and vulnerable people across the globe, I will be shielding from this blasted virus and the effect it, no doubt, would have if we invited it in. For how long? Well, I don’t think anyone knows. The powers that be, in my case the National Health Service (NHS), suggest we need to stay shielded for three months at least. Personally, I’d be surprised if this pandemic is under control by the end of the year.
So, what am I going to do to keep myself from going bonkers while I’m incarcerated? Why, thank you for asking, I shall take this as an opportunity to dive into the world of storytelling and learn as much as possible about as many aspects of writing as possible.
I am a completely useless person and I have but one skill. I’m good at making shit up. Since childhood, storytelling has been the lifeblood that feeds my soul. The crutch I’ve leaned on for support in the darkness, and the wings I’ve soared on in the light. Yet, I‘ve never made something of it. Never really felt comfortable sharing my stories. Which is odd, I suppose, seeing as I’ve had a knack for selling things.
In my personal writer’s room, I will dissect other people’s stories and try to develop my own. Over time, I will share my findings with you here in this blog.
It is a daunting prospect to start something with no clear view of what it will be, or where it will take you. At the same time, it’s rather exciting to have (what feels like) aeons of time to immerse myself into a world I’ve never really felt I could aspire to.
Now, I enter that world. I have no map. No guidebooks to help me set a course. All I have is the word I’ve chosen as the starting point for this adventure.
Let’s see where it may lead me…
ABOUT LINNEA LUCIFER
Linnea Lucifer is the Captain of the imaginary, yet very real, pirate ship Resilience and her merry crew of indie authors and omnivorous readers. But that is not all – amateur liar, weaver of stories, peddler of merch, lifelong spoonie, ancient dragon lady and Maddox Rhinehart’s irreverent pet are a few more words often used to describe the bearer of many names.
The Captain was named after a delicate little flower that grows in mossy, Swedish pine forests, and a certain fiery fallen angel. She spends most of her days daydreaming and writing fantasy, smut and painfully crappy poems. A diva of delight, she takes great pleasure in everything that tickles the senses and adds a sprinkle of magic and spice to our world.
Linnea writes fantasy rooted in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore under the pen name Saga Linnea Söderberg. She also writes Sweet’n’Spicy Spoonie romance together with Leto Armitage under their joint pen name Linn Rhinehart.