Berit Ellingsen

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To write: Times New Roman 12 point - to read: Georgia 12 point
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At my desk, surrounded by my books and two beloved Burmese cats.
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In the sofa at home.
Best time of day to write: 
Morning, noon, afternoon, evening, night.


Berit Ellingsen is a Norwegian literary and speculative fiction author and a science journalist, whose fiction and poems have appeared in various online literary journals and print anthologies, most recently and forthcoming in The Medulla Review, Sein und Werden and Metazen. For full list of publications, see Berit admits to pining for the fjords when abroad. The Empty City is inspired by the philosophy of nonduality, which shares core with philosophies such as zen and taoism. Berit blogs at and tweets at


My main inspiration is the process of writing itself, of creating something out of nothing, and then refining it until it sounds and looks just right. I love that process.

Berit Ellingsen's Last Word

Title Type Replies Last Postsort icon
Hybrideastiary Conversation 72 3 years 43 weeks ago
Topanga Beach Chapter 53 3 years 47 weeks ago
THe True Death of Agamemnon Chapter 8 4 years 4 weeks ago
The Night Watch Chapter 34 4 years 4 weeks ago
Hybrid submission: The House Remains Chapter 17 4 years 4 weeks ago
Hybrid submission: Lightning Strikes Twice In All The Best Places Chapter 13 4 years 4 weeks ago
A June Defection Chapter 4 4 years 48 weeks ago
The Empty City - Chapter 1 - Early Summer Chapter 0 4 years 48 weeks ago
Sex In Siberia (first published in elimae) Chapter 4 4 years 51 weeks ago