Posted tagged ‘creativity’

Be part of my creative process

19 April, 2019

Did you know that you can be part of my creative process?

 

Poetry Postcard by Freya Pickard

Poetry Postcard by Freya Pickard

I’m not kidding!

All my patreon supporters receive special, exclusive gifts in return for a regular, monthly donation.

Those who donate $1 receive a unique poetry postcard, which is only available to them! I paint, sketch and draw real and abstract images and then work a poem into the picture. I don’t sell or promote these poetry postcards anywhere else, except on Patreon.

Those who donate $5 receive not only a poetry postcard every month, but also a complete, unpublished short story of at least 2000 words (sometimes the stories are a lot longer!) Very often I get glimpses of characters or ideas and write a short story before I develop the character and plot into a novel. So, in reading these unpublished short stories, you’re actually getting a sneak preview of something that may well become a fully-fledged novel someday!

$5 donations also get to see book covers and launch videos before anyone else does!

And, if you donate $10 a month, you get all of the above as well as one novel dedicated to you after 6 months, a free paperback every year (when available) and you get to read sample chapters of forthcoming books before they are launched!

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And what do I use the money for? Marketing! I am self-employed and literally just make ends meet. I have no disposable income at all. So I am reliant on my Patreon supporters to help me pay for the marketing of my books so they reach a wider audience.

Join me now on Patreon!

Check out my new Patreon video (contains footage of me reading excerpts from some of my books!) at YouTube!

Even if you are unable (or don’t want to) support me via Patreon, please consider sharing this post and video!

© Freya Pickard 2019

Giving something back – my newsletter

23 September, 2018
This is the third way I’m giving back …
I believe strongly in giving back to the writing community. And my Newsletter is one way of giving something free to my followers. If you have read my books, read my blog regularly and just can’t get enough of my writing, then you need to sign up for my Newsletter.

Not only do you receive a free short story every year through the Newsletter, you get to read unpublished poetry as well as getting a glimpse into my real life.
All you have to do is to send an email to dragonscaleclippings@gmail.com with “Request Clippings” in the subject line and you will be sent a pdf copy of my quarterly Newsletter. Your email will never be passed on or sold to anyone else.
The story that began in The Essence of Thyme and continued in The Oil of Sage, will conclude in The Attar of Chervil!
Check out my video about my newsletter at YouTube. Sign up now to get your FREE episodes!
To navigate around this blog, simply click on the dragonscales at the top of the page and scroll down to see the options on the right handside.
© Freya Pickard 2018
PS only 8 days to go until Ambassador is launched!

Quirky, intriguing fairy tales!

15 September, 2018

It’s nearly Christmas! Have you stocked up yet on your holiday reading? If you haven’t, here are some suggestions that will only cost you $1 each …
If you enjoy quirky, different stories, may I suggest Xmas @ Camelot II ? It contains 10 tales of varying length, covering a variety of worlds. The stories within the volume explore Transitions, Choices and Virtual Reality …
But if you prefer romance and intrigue, why don’t you give The Essence of Thyme a try? It’s a re-working of Sleeping Beauty with two women trying wake a sleeping Prince …
And finally, if you enjoy reading fairy tales at Christmas, then I suggest The Rusalka Ritual & Other Stories. These are fairy tales with a feminist twist to them and, like traditional fairy tales, they don’t always end as you would expect!

All 3 books are available as ebooks and The Rusalka Ritual is also available to buy as a paperback.
Whatever you read, have a wonderful, enjoyable Christmas!
© Freya Pickard 2018
To navigate around this blog, simply click on the dragonscales at the top of the page and scroll down to see the options on the right handside.

Epod Emulation for Elisa Choi Ang

16 January, 2017

Here is another Escape Pod Emulation! A warm welcome to artist, Elisa Choi Ang!
The first of my items to take with me in the escape pod would be my Bible, as to me, it is the only book that matters.
Second would be my laptop as it is where I produce and store most of my work – that is also very important to me.
The third item would be my Art Tool Box as that is where I keep all the art materials I use that I need to make my art.
Fourth would be my wallet containing money that I may need to purchase things with once I reach civilisation again.
And my fifth item would, of course, be my mobile phone, not to call people with, but so that I can take photos!
Elisa Choi Ang is an artist who loves to empower people to make art inspired by their stories. She encourages others to sketch their lives in pen and paint in watercolor.
Elisa now has 2 classes available to participate in at her Online Class (see above link!). Now available is Sketch Your Life 2: Infuse Your Art with Creativity and Imagination This class inspires you to make your artwork engaging and personal to who you are as an artist, by exploring the techniques using one’s creativity, imagination and artistic style..
Come back next week to see the paintings Elisa has produced for me!.
And if you’re wondering what on earth an Escape Pod Interview is all about, please read Escape Pod Emulation.
© Freya Pickard 2017

Wing of Dreams – my 2nd interview!

18 November, 2016

I am really thrilled to announce that I am participating in a 7-Day interview over at Wing of Dreams. Thank you so much to Sharmishtha Basu for inviting me back!
The interviews started yesterday, so just hit Wing of Dreams to catch up! Remember to bookmark the page and revisit over the next few days so you don’t miss out on anything!
Each day I talk about something different; myself (!), my books, my videos, my hobbies, my illness, my creativity and lots more! Come on over and join me at Wing of Dreams.
Sharmishtha Basu is a writer herself and a great supporter of indie and self-publishing writers. She also edits two magazines which I will be talking about in a couple of weeks time…
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

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