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Freya’s Newsletter

17 February, 2020

This year I am trying out something different from my usual Newsletter!

This year there will be no more pdfs. Instead, I will be producing a much shorter Newsletter once a month.

This year I will be rotating an insight into my real life, a poem from my inner landscape, a character study and an episode from the current free story.

I received the last issue of clippings at the end of August, I found it wonderful! The episode is so funny and intriguing, your poetry excellent. I really loved all of your elfje, which present very vivid and powerful images and scenery. C Messelodi

This means you’ll get something a bit different each month and will hopefully get a glimpse into my life as a writer.

Once again I’m working with photography, Jonathon B. Hoyt and artist Elisa Ang Choi.

Are you on board yet? If not, you can sign up safely and securely HERE!

Welcome to my world. It’s a strange place but full of unexpected delights and dangers …

If you prefer to understand me on a deeper level, then further insights into both my real life and my creativity can be found at Patreon!

© Freya Pickard 2020

Rumour ends …

7 December, 2019

Did you get the September issue of my Newsletter?

Clippings September 2019

Clippings September 2019

This month sees the conclusion of my short story Rumour as well as the last few haiku and elfje about my explorations of Dartmoor.

still air with sharp touch

decorates flaxen grasses

tracery of ice

© Freya Pickard 2019

I love the amazing image Jonathon B. Hoyt produced for the front cover using one of my photographs! What do you think it depicts?

Clippings December 2019

Clippings December 2019

In this month’s issue I also attempt to describe how I fit in some writing during the months when our B&B is closed.

If I am in the middle of a sentence when the phone rings, I have to save the document and leave it there. I have to switch from creative mode to business mode and sometimes I lose the thread and never get the words back again for that particular moment …

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Whenever you describe a scene, I don’t need pictures; the images are so clear in my mind. From ‘a chill wind rattled the dead leaves’ and ‘only the wind moaned,’ right through the end, you have such a unique, expressive and eloquent usage of words. S Evans

Rumour spreads

4 October, 2019

The September issue of my Newsletter is available now!

Clippings September 2019

Clippings September 2019

Don’t you just love the painting by Elisa Choi on the front cover?!

In this issue I describe what it’s like in the “quiet months” when running a B&B.

When we’re closed, I still have to answer the telephone and deal with online bookings. We try and keep to a regular routine otherwise we find we get too tired. We’re usually up by 8am …

I also continue my explorations of Dartmoor in haiku and elfje.

a cascade of joy

descends as the lark rises;

summer has arrived

© Freya Pickard 2019

And, subscribers get to read the third episode of Rumour! Dracomagan has finally managed to get her companions away from Camelot II but before they reach Fellfords and the gruesome monster, she needs some advice from Merlin …

Clippings June 2019

Clippings June 2019

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I really enjoyed reading it, the story is full of suspence and intrigue, which I both adore, and the haiku are great! C Messelodi

© 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!
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© Freya Pickard 2018
PS only 8 days to go until Ambassador is launched!

This Is Me – peek inside …

27 May, 2018
pink little stoma rosebud bright
innocently gleams in the light
who could believe such pure flesh
could vomit forth such filthiness?
Poem from Insides © Freya Pickard 2018

birthed from the ninth wave
foaming mane, spindrift tail
fertile, burgeoning
Poem from My Mythology © Freya Pickard 2018

to see through a glass darkly, mirror, of course, but what if
it also meant a window, grimed, muddy with mortality
only when you pass beyond, does the view at last make sense
Poem from This Is Me © Freya Pickard 2018

I’ve recently launched my first ever paperback anthology, containing three volumes of poetry! Find out more at This Is Me, YouTube and Amazon.
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