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Freya’s Newsletter

20 March, 2017

By now I would have normally emailed the link to the current newsletter to all my subscribers. If you’re wondering why it hasn’t appeared, that’s because I’m having to put my newsletter on hold this year.
The main reason for this is that I am moving house and starting a new enterprise. I didn’t get a chance to get the first episode of the new story out this month due to all the things I’ve had to organise for the move etc. I’m really sorry about this!
My plan is to just rest from the newsletter this year and then commence serialising The Attar of Chervil in 2018. I hope all of you who subscribe are OK with the wait! House moving and setting up new enterprises are time consuming jobs!
An update will be posted at Current Story when I am ready to continue with the newsletter once more. Much love. Freya xxx
© Freya Pickard 2017
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube.

lilac moonlight …

17 November, 2016

I enjoyed reading the third episode of The Oil of Sage. And I also loved Shadorma 6, it really appealed to me… E Stoker
Elfje 12 is so creative! I like how you compared the colors of autumn to that of rust which made it visually rich. Oil of Sage continues to excite me and it made me wonder if the crystal ball is the key to overcoming Nimue…can’t wait for the next episode! E Choi
Your pyramid poem was spot on. I have often thought of myself as a writer without words just lately. But sometimes there really are no words to describe the things that happen around us and to us. I do like the theme you have going in the small poems included in the zine. The theme of the planets is very atmospheric. I think number 6 is my favourite; Lilac moonlight that pierces the soul is a wonderful poetic suggestion. And thank you again for Dracomagan. Lovely writing and humour. And the analogy of “…pink as a summer rose…” to describe blushing is just gorgeous. Linda Turner
Do you enjoy #freereads that aren’t rubbish? If you do, please join my readers mentioned above and visit Current Story. I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

Domestic Observations …

25 October, 2016

Lantune 3 – that struck me deeply and I found it most haunting. As for Merlin becoming intrigued – he’s not the only one! It is now a case of watch this space! S Evans
Congratulations on publication of your short story e-book “Rusalka Ritual.” Fine job with video. I had no problem with hearing it, just had to turn up the speakers a little. Loved the newsletter. Nice break for me to read it. Enjoyed all content. Great idea to shift focus on your blog. Exciting about upcoming interviews. You’re inspiring. Keep up your energetic writing and publishing. Wishing you the best always. P Spork
Your domestic observations are absolutely lovely! They are alive and tangible and audible and visual and aural. Just what poetry should be. As for Dracomagan – it goes without saying that I love her and everything she does. L Turner

These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter which contains the serialisation of my short story The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story. I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

poignant & powerful …

27 September, 2016

Pleasant reading Dragonscale Clippings. Enjoyed Episode 2 of “The Oil of Sage”, and all your poems, especially Housewife 3 with “flump-flump of porridge”. You got the sound sensation just right with that description. P Spork (Episode Two)
Many thanks for these clippings; I am enjoying your writing here and your insights. M Callow (Episode One)
Your haiku are poignant and powerful. Good to see that you haven’t lost your creativity. I really love “The Oil of Sage”. Your writing ability hasn’t faltered at all. I especially like: “The scent of sage penetrated mind and soul, unwound tense muscles, released the ‘must do’ list in his head. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. Peace. Quiet. Room now to decide what to do next …” There is some deeply thought-through literary expression here. L Turner (Episode One)

These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter which contains the serialisation of my short story The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

Digital Detox…

30 June, 2016
Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m going to have a digital detox for a couple of weeks…
It won’t be a 100% detox as I will be posting rewards at Patreon and closing Pure Haiku to submissions. But I won’t be around to respond to Likes, Comments & Follows.
I have scheduled some posts to appear as usual and will start responding to emails etc on or after 18th July 2016. See you all again then!
NEWSFLASH!
One of my Freyan Verses, Turbulence, appears in the current issue of Gold Dust! It’s on page 47 and it’s the first time an editor has been adventurous enough to accept and print a Freyan Verse! Another poem, Yellow Dust, appears on page 37. Take a look for free at Issue 29
Spillwords have also recently published two of my haiku at Hollowed Landscape and This Long Killer Jaw. Three more are due to appear in July…
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

Sensations of Peace

23 June, 2016
The scene setting immediately brings sensations of peace; calm after a hard days work. Our interest is peaked by a reference “She” – with a capital, so someone important, significant, powerful. Our sympathies align with Merlin as his carefully constructed peace is shattered. Dracomagan is revealed as the “She” as the dialogue unravels, and each significant character is introduced without ceremony. Dracomagan is clearly a woman on a mission and blessed with the absolute certainty that her word is law and that there is no possibility that her whims will go unfulfilled! An interesting beginning – where will it lead next? J Poulter
I sympathised with Merlin as his peace and intentions were unexpectedly interrupted so accurately expressed by you as many will associate with. I prefer your Freyan Verses to haiku and elfje. For me, they flow better and have more depth. On saying that, I appreciated Haiku 6… S Evans
Enjoyed reading Dragonscale Clippings, looking forward to the next episode of The Oil of Sage. Also liked the haiku and elfje, both of these forms of poetry are new to me and I’m gradually beginning to get to like them. R Wyatt

These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter, specifically about episode one of The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

quirky, fun and imaginative…

14 March, 2016
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
Parsley and Tym cannot be left to go their own ways. They must be brought together and wed. I do not think the castle has been completely released from the spell, the green globe still has ominous unfinished vibrations… There is one last clearing to be done by Dracomagan (who must be reward and granted what she yearns for). She cannot be destined to keep sorting out everything for others. You haiku I felt were a cry from the soul. S Evans
What I loved most about “The Essence of Thyme” was that while it was charming with fairy characteristics, it rang true. It enlarged the reader’s mind and ability to experience. K Maher
The above comments refer to my short story, The Essence of Thyme, serialised in my newsletter between December 2013 and December 2015. If you didn’t get to read it, don’t worry! I’m planning on bringing it out in e-book format in the near future.
Meantime, if you want to find out what happens next (the green globe mentioned in The Essence of Thyme still remains a mystery…,) The Oil of Sage will be available shortly as a freeread. All you have to do is send me an email at dragonscaleclippings (at) gmail (dot) com with “Clippings Request” in the subject line and you will receive the story in 4 episodes throughout 2016.
To find out more about the coming issue please visit FREE STUFF!. I look forward to hearing from you!
© Freya Pickard 2016


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