I discovered this year that shifting focus clarifies a story. I’ve been toying for a while with the idea of putting THE AUTUMN PRINCE on Vella; I even dreamed of it once (too much?) but didn’t trust in my ability to do so without crossing from editing to rewriting. THE AUTUMN PRINCE can be read … Continue reading THE AUTUMN PRINCE: A Vella Serial
Kindle Vella has taken over my life. More specifically, this story has taken over my life. I've never been very good at writing endings to novels. I've always wanted to tell a story in serial form like Dickens; I never imagined how addicting it can be. 34 chapters have passed since I announced that The … Continue reading A June Update
There’s a new and unique way for you to read eBooks. It’s called Kindle Vella. And it’s vastly different from the common methods you’re likely familiar with – standard eBooks and physical books - because of how it allows you to read books one chapter/episode at a time simply by searching on Amazon in Kindle … Continue reading Guest Post: A New Way To Read by Sheila Sellinger
Having joined Kindle Vella a week ago with my own novel, The Sea Rose, I quickly discovered that there are stories being published on this platform which are very impressive indeed. Vella authors share a feeling of companionship, and the platform also offers monetary gain if you advertise correctly. It's a fun place to meet … Continue reading Kindle Vella Author Spotlight: May Leonardo
I have always loved classic literature more than most new releases. There is a soul in good classic literature which you can feel once it draws you in. Times were different when these books were written; social norms were not what we now know. Classics such as Pride and Prejudice have earned their fandoms (and … Continue reading 4 Obscure Classic Books You Should Read
The Sea Rose is my baby; it is the world to which I've escaped for almost six years. It's seen many characters, lost them, been rewritten, given up on, and given a second point of view.
First I learned how to paint flowers; then I learned the basics for painting birds. Combined, they resulted in something with which I am so happy that I signed it.
We can achieve what we want, if only we put in the time and effort. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do or be? Trust me—you can do anything if you’re willing to be humble and learn.
Those tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest have helped me grow as an artist, but they also caused me to fall into the comparison trap.
accident. The tip of the pencil broke off while you were using it? An inconvenience, for sure. Need to fetch clean water to dip your brush in? I’m so lazy.
We can't cover Dickens’ story with all its marvelous chapters in a blog post. Several biographies have been written about him, if you want to know more. However, in a blog post I can collect facts, adding color to the creator of Ebenezer Scrooge.
If you’ve chosen to take up a hobby and feel pathetic with your attempts, remember we are like babies when we start out.