Posted tagged ‘poem’

Something Positive

2 May, 2017

If you’ve been following my blog for the last few years, you’ll know that in 2014 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and spent 11 months off work, enduring surgery, including a colostomy and a hysterectomy, as well as chemotherapy before I was able to start the road to recovery.

One of the many things that kept me going during this time, was writing. Not that I could write much immediately after surgery or whilst going through chemo. But writing something about my pain or situation every day, enabled me to embrace the darkest time of my life. These writings developed into my first poetry collection.

Insides takes you not only inside my mind as I come to terms with everything that is happening to me, but it also takes you inside my body as parts are removed and then invaded by the synthetic poisons of chemotherapy.

This is not a dirge. This is a triumphant song to overcoming the darkest fear in the world. If you are currently going through the procedure of cancer; surgery/chemo/check-ups/recovery, you may find this collection inspiring. If you have no experience of cancer at all, this collection may enable you to understand the suffering of others.

This collection has now been reduced to just £1.60 / $2.00 at most online stores. The video about Insides can be found at YouTube.

© Freya Pickard 2017

eyes in space spy a strange world …

17 April, 2017

A tale of loss and journeys in Space … These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my April 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 May, you will be able to access the May Rewards.
In May, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished cinquain/haiku sequence about being watched from Space and/or a previously unpublished story about a dragon slayer who stumbles across a very peculiar world …
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 For just $1 or more month, you will be able to read an unpublished poem. For just $5 or more a month, you will be able to read an unpublished short story of at least 2,000 words.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

an odyssey of ashes …

21 March, 2017

A detective story and a yearning for Spring … These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my March 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 April, you will be able to access the April 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 and, as I am currently unemployed, I have no means of funding myself. If I can sell a certain amount of books per month, I can then fulfil my dream of being a full time writer!
In April, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished cinquain/haiku/lantune sequence about journeying through Space and/or a previously unpublished story about a man who no longer has a place to call home …
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Freefall – verses 1 – 3

15 March, 2017

Here are the first three verses of my Freyan Verse, Freefall. I’ve put the colours in so you can see where each stanza ends and begins. How would you finish this verse?
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

Freefall – verse 1

8 March, 2017

Here is the first verse of my Freyan Verse, Freefall. It looks a bit different from the usual Freyan Verse doesn’t it? Over the next couple of weeks I will build you a picture of how I construct this form of poetry. Why don’t you give it a go yourself?
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

dracomagan turns detective waiting for spring …

21 February, 2017

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 and, as I am currently unemployed, I have no means of funding myself. If I can sell a certain amount of books per month, I can then fulfil my dream of being a full time writer!
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.
Selfless sacrificial love and the dangers of getting too close to a unicorn … These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my February 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 March, you will be able to access the March Rewards.
In March, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished poem about the longing for Spring and/or a previously unpublished story where Dracomagan is hired as a detective …
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

futuristic wars and stealing the wind …

21 December, 2016

A story about reconciliation and forgiveness and a poem about Zombie Mushrooms! These were the themes of the poem and short story that were given as my December 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 January, you will be able to access the January Rewards.
In January, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished mono tetra sequence about how we will fight future wars and/or a previously unpublished story about an adolescent boy who learns to rebel against the status quo …
Sneak previews of book covers, access to video links before a book is launched, reading the first chapters before a book goes on sale and free copies of my books! I’ve updated my rewards at Patreon so that you get even more for your money!
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2016
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

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