Tag Archives: creativity

Writing: Practical tools part 1

18 Aug

Lately I’ve been trying out Yarny. Yarny is an online writing tool. So far, I think it’s very useful. You can set a word count, write and arrange chapters, save snippets (characters, places, and things) and it automatically saves your work regularly.

I think it is very practical, user-friendly and intuitive. You only have to create a free account to get started. There’s also a pro-account (with a monthly fee) but there’s nothing I miss in the free version so far. You can also easily export your text, but so far only as a .txt file (maybe a minor drawback) and there is also some support if you want to publish your work immediately as an e-book (though I haven’t tried out that feature yet and can’t tell you more about it).

To sum things up…


-word count

-intuitive usage

-flexible use of snippets and chapters

-free version after registration

-automatic saving feature


-export to .txt only

-only works while you have internet access

DIY? Let’s try!

7 Aug

I’m not good at creating objects, at handicrafts in general. I would say I am a creative person (since I enjoy writing and drawing) but for some things I just don’t seem to have a talent. But then again, maybe I just need to try, maybe all it takes is some practice?
That’s why I have decided to try my hands at some ‘DIY – Do it yourself!’ – projects.

Here’s a list of things I’d like to try:

– crocheting
– repainting a picture frame
– textile printing
– creative baking

Of course I’ll post updates on my progress! And I’m thankful for helpful hints and suggestions!
Wish me luck!

Take a look at my directorial debut

26 Jan

Created during a study project, this spot was a contribution to a competition with focus on the topics ‘saving energy’ and ‘sustainability’. Our goal was to try a new angle, to make a very unconventional and creative spot. The question behind our spot is: How would you feel if you always had to waste energy, if you were always on standby? The people depicted become metaphors for the household appliances wasting energy. Feedback is welcome! 🙂