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Vidar Hokstad

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in Oslo, Norway
April 21, 1975

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I've been writing for myself for about 30 years, and had a blog for my technical work for many years as well, but started writing for publication much more recently.

I grew up in Norway, but have lived in London since 2000. I live with my son.

My blog is here - I'd import it to Goodreads, but the Goodreads blog sync mangles the formatting badly.


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Vidar Hokstad I plan things out in advance. I don't really write full treatments, but use a spreadsheet of chapters or scenes with notes. If I get stuck, I just pic…moreI plan things out in advance. I don't really write full treatments, but use a spreadsheet of chapters or scenes with notes. If I get stuck, I just pick another part. If I get really stuck, I subdivide things further and add notes - there are always things that you can write because they are "book-keeping".

E.g. a character needs to get from place A to place B. How do they get there? What happens on the journey? If you have answers, you now don't have writer's block anymore. If you don't have answers, just pick something, anything, and go back and revise afterward, or ask questions about some other detail. What does the place look like? What is the character thinking about? There are so many avenues to go down.

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Vidar Hokstad I'm revising the manuscript of my first novel, a relatively hard sci-fi story set in a universe where humanity has had first contact (via radio) 40 ye…moreI'm revising the manuscript of my first novel, a relatively hard sci-fi story set in a universe where humanity has had first contact (via radio) 40 years prior, and everything is leading up to the opening of a gate to Alpha Centauri.
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Galaxy Bound (Sovereign Earth, #2) by Vidar Hokstad

Galaxy Bound


The Centauri Gate has opened, and humanity has taken its first steps into the unknown.

When an Earth freighter is destroyed in Centauri space, Zara Ortega and the crew of the Black Rain are sent to investigate, accompanied by an Earth military officer and a Centauri diplomat.

It’s apparent something is wrong, and when they chase down the leads, they end up facing off against heavily Read more of this blog post »
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