Author has written 16 stories for Horror, General, School, Thriller, Fantasy, General, and Song.
My name is Ida. I hail from the North, where snow and forests dwell. Well, at least there's a lot of wind. And snow too, yes, at the right time. No polar bears, though.
I have been writing pretty much since I learned to put words together (my first story I wrote when I was six, I think. It was maybe ten pages long and I illustrated it myself. I had sort of an obsession with overly elaborate lettering back then - think old timey handwritten books - and it has thankfully disappeared into history; the only thing worse than my writing when I was six was my drawing when I was six). I don't limit myself to genres and stuff, but when I started writing seriously I was reading a lot of Wheel of Time so it kind of affected my writing style and -genres. My domains are mostly horror, fantasy, magic realism (reality is boring!), and (bad) poetry. I try my best to avoid purple prose but I have a devastating love for adverbs and overly detailed descriptions of people's eyes... maybe you should remember that.
My Wheel of Time period, followed by my Stephen King period which was followed by my vampire period (I was a teenage girl once), gave me some things: mostly a deep love for stories with extreme violence. I also have a very, ehm, colourful way of talking. Besides that, I love comics, stars, bright colours, long scarves, animated movies, supernatural soap operas, umbrellas, and music. I'm a super nerd, not necessarily limited to fictional stories. I also buff over mythology, history (the world wars, the prohobition days, and the medieval times), sharks, and space. In real life, I work as a cleaning lady and spend most of the time dreaming.
I'm inspired by dreams and nightmares, everyday life, people on the streets, music and movies, stories and art, weather, mirrors, my phobias, and possibley other things that I can't see. My favorite writers are Neil Gaiman, David Almond, Mike Carey and Stephen King. But the best book ever written is Joseph Heller's Catch 22. Every time I read it, I get temporarly depressed because I know I will never write anything as good as that, but that's also inspirational: I will never stop trying.
If you want to read my stuff, be warned, there might be violence, there will be filthy language and possibly sex, although I'm not very good at writing sex. Ratings are according to how explicit these things are.
"Writing can be difficult, but sometimes it does feel like a kind of magic. I think that stories are living things - among the most important things in the world." - David Almond
"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people in the whole world. I mean everybody. No matter how boring and dull they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe." - from The Sandman