Haunting Verse 1

Posted 26 June, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Here is the first verse of my Freyan Verse, Haunting. It’s about death, how I lost people and nearly died myself a few years ago. How would you build on this first verse to create your own? I will post verses 1 -3 next week to show you how I built this particular poem.
For a full explanation about this poetical form that I have invented, please visit Freyan Verse.
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

leaflife & oberon …

Posted 19 June, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Telepathic communication and strange new worlds … These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my June Rewards for my Patreon supporters.
If you missed out on these rewards, don’t worry! If you pledge your support for me at Patreon before 1st July, you will be able to access the July Rewards.
Once published, my books need to be promoted. This can only be done effectively if I pay established companies to promote my novels etc. Therefore, I am seeking to promote my books on a weekly basis and to do that properly, I need at least $30 per month. Without promotion I cannot sell my work. If I can sell a certain amount of books per month, I can then fulfil my dream of being a full time writer!
In July, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished elfje sequence about the brief life of leaves and/or a previously unpublished story about a diminutive character who finds himself lost in a fairy tale …
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Dragonscale Paintings: Sweet Pea

Posted 12 June, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Here’s another of my abstract paintings…

I loved playing around with this colour. In my paint box it’s actually purple. But painting onto very wet paper dilutes the colour. The overall effect makes me think of wild sweet peas – that mass of pinkness!
I was inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare Why don’t you try Elisa’s workshops? She makes painting accessible to everyone!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

A riddle, a silent castle and a green globe …

Posted 6 June, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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The Essence of Thyme was my first e-publication!

It is a short story about Dracomagan and her friend Parsley. In truth, it’s a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, but with a twist. Well, quite a feminist-y twist really!

So, if you don’t like strong female characters or fantasy and don’t have a sense of humour, please DON’T buy this book!

However, you like a good laugh, enjoy tales set in a realistic, yet fantastical setting and love strong female warriors, this may be the story for you!

Travel with Dracomagan and Parsley into a forest where the thorns accept only blood as the passport to safe passage. Discover a silent castle filled with petrified statues. Agonise with Parsley over the best way to wake the handsome man asleep in the four-poster bed. And hear Dracomagan talk her way out of a compromising situation…

This is such a delightful series to read. Essence of Thyme is quirky, fun, and imaginative, and Dracomagan and Parsley are a duo to be reckoned with, potato peeler and all! Great job! K Johnston

The tale only costs 99p / 99c at most online stores and the video about it can be found at YouTube.

© Freya Pickard 2017

Dragonscale Portraits 20170506

Posted 5 June, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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As the photograph of Joey seemed to go down well back in February (record number of comments in just 1 day!) I’ve decided to post another of my photographs.
This one was taken on the beach and it is real. I have not photoshopped it at all!
I could not believe that the seaweed looked like an embroidered heart! What are the chances of finding something like that again?
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Silent Speech of Metallic Ocean

Posted 29 May, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Dreaming and parallel universes … These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my May Rewards for my Patreon supporters.
If you missed out on these rewards, don’t worry! If you pledge your support for me at Patreon before 1st June, you will be able to access the June Rewards.
In June, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished tanka/lantune sequence about constellations and new worlds and/or a previously unpublished story about twins who are in danger of their lives and have to communicate telepathically in order to survive …
I am using my short stories and poems as rewards because I want people who support me to get a glimpse into the worlds I have created. For just $1 or more month, you will be able to read an unpublished poem. For just $5 or more a month, you will be able to read an unpublished short story of at least 2,000 words. Other rewards include sneak previews of book covers and launch videos as well free sample chapters of forthcoming books.
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Mis

Posted 22 May, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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This Freyan Verse was an attempt to understand my soulmate’s depression; I wanted to understand how and why things were going wrong inside his brain… Click on the link to find out how to read this poem both vertically and horizontally. You can write your own, if you wish!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

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