Cas Blomberg

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An American, born in the Capital and raised in the deep south, who fell in love with a man who lived in a frozen wasteland. Who knew snow could stay on the ground forever? In love with the enchantment of a winter wonderland, she packed up and moved to Sweden. Then reality set in. To keep her sanity, she turned to writing and her first book, Ashborne, was published in May of 2014.

You can follow her at www.casblomberg.com, www.facebook.com/casblomberg, and at www.twitter.com/casblomberg.

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Cas Blomberg Personally, I have two ways of overcoming writer's block: either attacking it head on, or letting it simmer for a while.

When I attack it, I grab…more
Personally, I have two ways of overcoming writer's block: either attacking it head on, or letting it simmer for a while.

When I attack it, I grab pencil and paper (for some reason going back to handwritten notes works wonders) and begin to write. It doesn't matter if it makes sense or not. I write about random things. I try to describe the curtains. I imagine a set of curtains in a spaceship. I imagine torn curtains. I wonder who would have torn curtains. In short, I brainstorm for at least twenty minutes. Longer, if necessary.

This is particularly helpful when I sit down to begin each scene, though I usually already have a general idea of what happens, it helps to brainstorm it and flesh it out.

If I've brainstormed and still haven't pushed past the block, I let it simmer. It usually means something is rattling around in my head and I need to let it flesh it out some more. While it simmers, I don't try to write. I take a walk, begin sketching, or relax in some other way. After a day or two, it will usually come to me.

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Cas Blomberg I love it when I write something that resonates with readers. I love telling the stories of average people, and the possibilities that exist within us…moreI love it when I write something that resonates with readers. I love telling the stories of average people, and the possibilities that exist within us all to achieve something great. I love making a connection with a reader. That's why I became a writer. To write the stories of characters, so that readers can hear and enjoy their stories, so they can connect with each other. (less)
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Ashborne

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Everywhere I go I see ads for Storytel, a Swedish app that provides books in audio format, similar to the app Audible. I see these ads on the backs of buses, in subway stations, plastered above the seats on the train, and anywhere else they can get away with advertising. When I speak to other…
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Cas Blomberg Michelle wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Cas :) Nice to meet you!"

Nice to meet you, too, Michelle =).


Michelle Bryan Thanks for the friend request Cas :) Nice to meet you!


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