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Alex Dahl

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Half-American, half-Norwegian, Alex Dahl was born in Oslo. She graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German linguistics with international studies and went on to complete an M.A. in creative writing at Bath Spa University, followed by an M.S. in business management at Bath University. Alex has published short stories in the U.K. and the U.S. She is a serious Francophile and currently lives in both London and Sandefjord. The Boy at the Door is her first novel.

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Alex Dahl I try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be…moreI try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be something along the lines of writing 200 words about how one of my characters would react if they won the lottery or got caught up in a hostage situation, for example...(less)
Alex Dahl If you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice…moreIf you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice and your story. Don't give up until you find that person. Also, focus on improving your craft. Writing is like tennis- you're not going to the Grand Slam unless you are willing to work like crazy and get to that level of the game. (less)
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WOW!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! The adjectives--pulse-pounding, thrilling, breath-taking don't begin to cover the feels this novel creates!

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“frightening and painful memories hurt much less when we bring them into the light and give them a little bit of our attention, but not too much. Acknowledge them and accept that they cannot be changed, then let them go.”
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