All posts by Conny Kaufmann

I'm many things. A lover of books, writer, coffee drinker, summer-child, globetrotter, NaNoWriMo participant, fangirl (Nerd? Geek? Call me what you like, I'm proud of my nerdiness) and student. My creative talent is writing (seriously, I'm rubbish at music and art) and I like to research and study. Brainy is the new sexy, remember? And I like to study, read or write to my heart's content - and whenever I do one of the aforementioned things, a large, steaming cup of coffee is never far away.

Hazelnut Espresso Affogato at Eiscafé Rialto

Eiscafé Rialto in Solingen, Germany, has been my favourite ice cream parlour for more than a decade.
Recently, owner Vita offered me a new drink from the menu: affogato al caffè, also known as Espresso Affogato. It means: “drowned in coffee” and that’s exactly what it is.

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My NaNoWriMo experience

It was about this time last year, when I first heard of NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the month in question is November. The idea behind it is simple: Write (or try to write) 50,000 words of the first draft of a novel within the 30 days of November.

You read that right. 30 days, 50k words, 1 book.

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