Meet Désirée Nordlund, A Triality Screenwriter form Sweden
Where do you write?
I am flexible, but I prefer my “dungeon”, as the room in our house has been named because it is quite cluttered. In a cozy way, I think, but my family does not quite agree. There I have my laptop and my notebooks and things to get distracted by and do instead of writing.
Which writers are you most inspired by?
The Swedish author Marianne Fredriksson was a true inspiration in my early years. And the British author Rosamunde Pilcher. Both described what was going on in the minds of their characters. Even if it was not pleasant.
What’s your proudest moment as a writer?
So far it was when I won a short script contest held by Gothenburg Studios. I am proud that I could figure out what they wanted and write it, and in such a short time (I heard about the contest just a few days before the deadline).
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I have three feature scripts in different stages. One is a remake of an old script of mine, another is on its second draft, and the third is an idea from Triality in its very first outline. I don’t have all three open at once. I am pretty certain which project to work with when I sit down and I plan ahead so I don’t get too much to do all at once.
What made you want to write in the first place?
Writing was not a choice, really. It was just something I did as soon as I could, and continued to do. It took me ages to grow as a writer though, because I thought that with the talent I was told I had I was a master writer, and the world was stupid not to see it. Starting screenwriting was a turning point, because I was forced to adapt e.g. formatting standards to get read. It was also the first time I got proper feedback. It would have been more pleasant to be hit by a truck, I think!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I have a family that I enjoy spending time with, playing board games. I also like to build one-inch-scale miniatures, and paint miniature game figures and set pieces. I have those projects on the same table as the laptop where I’m writing.
What sort of characters interest you?
The misunderstood, the rude, the odd-balls, the bad guys. I think if we all could understand other’s line of thought there would be fewer big conflicts. So many learn that they are wrong and misplaced, when all they do is think differently from the average person.
Where can we see your work?
Short films The Third Wish: https://youtu.be/831ujxHeGi4 The Kill: https://vimeo.com/121768666 Book trailers: https://youtu.be/6M79XQFCLOM https://youtu.be/EdMW0UWuOmA My novels: https://www.amazon.com/D%C3%A9sir%C3%A9e-Nordlund/e/B0771CQX1R My webpage: https://desnordlund.wixsite.com/main
What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?
Dead, insane, or utterly bored.