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[SWP: Behind the Book] Write from the heart

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like this: Never write with the blood of your heart, for it will surely run out quickly and then you’ll have nothing to say. I held my breath as I read his words. I was a passionate girl, full of poems and words, and I had no idea how to not write…See More
Apr 18, 2016
A blog post by Lene Fogelberg was featured

[SWP: Behind the Book] Writing My Way Out of the Silence

I grew up in a small town on the ocean in the south of Sweden, but both my parents come from long lines of “Norrlänningar” or “Northerners”. Northerners are known for their silence, for never speaking a word more than they need to, and that word might very well be a simple drawing in of air, like an inverted single whistled…See More
Sep 16, 2015
A blog post by Lene Fogelberg was featured

Countdowns

I have done this before. Counted the days and weeks to an important event. One spring many years ago I counted the moments until my wedding, filled with thoughts of pearl-embroidered silk and waltzing with my dear groom to be. While stroking my heavy belly, singing to my unborn baby, I counted the days until I would meet my…See More
Aug 17, 2015
A blog post by Lene Fogelberg was featured
Aug 4, 2015
A blog post by Lene Fogelberg was featured

[SWP: Behind the Book] Amor Fati -- Love your fate

I never dreamed of writing a memoir. I just always had words in me. When I was seven years old I started to write poems, and the words somehow seemed stronger scribbled in my small notebook. In middle school my teacher constantly reminded me: “Speak up, Lene! We can’t hear what you’re saying when you whisper.” Spoken words…See More
Mar 2, 2015

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Who I am:
Swedish global citizen & Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of BEAUTIFUL AFFLICTION. Represented by Abrams Artists Agency.
https://www.amazon.com/author/lenefogelberg
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Welcome to visit my website/writing blog: www.lenefogelberg.com
I would be happy to connect with all fellow She Writes writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeneFogelberg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeneFogelbergAuthor
Instagram: https://instagram.com/lenefogelberg/
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
BEAUTIFUL AFFLICTION published by She Writes Press, September 2015.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26077060-beautiful-affliction
BookPage review of Beautiful Affliction:
http://bookpage.com/reviews/18749-lene-fogelberg-beautiful-afflicti...
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing has been featured in Writer’s Digest, First For Women, Women’s World, We Heart Writing, She Writes, Terri Giuliano Long, and Women Writers, Women’s Books.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
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[SWP: Behind the Book] Write from the heart

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 4:00am 14 Comments

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like this: Never write with the blood of your heart, for it will surely run out quickly and then you’ll have nothing to say.



I held my breath as I read his words. I was a passionate…

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Writing My Way Out of the Silence

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 7:00pm 43 Comments

I grew up in a small town on the ocean in the south of Sweden, but both my parents come from long lines of “Norrlänningar” or “Northerners”. Northerners are known for their silence, for never speaking a word more than they need to, and that word might very well be a simple drawing in of air, like…

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Countdowns

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 10:00am 25 Comments



I have done this before. Counted the days and weeks to an important event. One spring many years ago I counted the moments until my wedding, filled with thoughts of pearl-embroidered silk and waltzing with my dear groom to be. While stroking my heavy belly, singing to my unborn baby, I counted the days…

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At 8:29am on April 29, 2016, Sherrey Meyer said…

Thanks for connecting here, Lene!

At 8:20pm on January 17, 2016, Patricia Sands said…

Thanks for connecting here, Lena. 

At 2:11pm on November 23, 2015, Novelist Alexandra Ares said…

Thanks for connecting! I'll check out your book.

At 12:38am on October 20, 2015, Kelly Priest said…

Thanks for adding me, Lene. :)

At 7:56am on October 3, 2015, Theresa Donovan Brown said…
Nice profile. Memoir sounds alluring.
At 12:39pm on September 28, 2015, Suzanne Williams said…

Hey, Lena. Thanks for the connection. Hope the book is going well.

At 7:18am on September 21, 2015, Wendy Brown-Baez said…

Nice to connect via shewrites!

Wendy

At 7:54am on September 16, 2015, Nan Sanders Pokerwinski said…

I just ordered Beautiful Affliction, Lene. Can't wait to start reading it!

At 7:00pm on September 11, 2015, Elayne Clift said…

Hi Lene,

Thanks for your friend request! What are you doing in Indonesia? I was there when I taught in Thailand in 2007! Best of luck with your book!  Elayne

At 9:28am on September 11, 2015, Alicia M. Smith said…

Thank you as well, Lene ~ much appreciated!

 
 
 

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