In a previous post, I mentioned the gothic novel I was working on. In a record for me, I finished the first draft in exactly two weeks! the first chapter was already posted, and I had some positive feedback, as well as requests to publish more chapters. So, here's chapter 2! And if you missed … Continue reading Sever House chapter 2
A magical retelling of The Goose Girl.
Damn. This was fantastic.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
The beast bit me and I sat down to start a gothic novel. I started about a week ago, and I'm about 19 chapters, and 92 pages in. Needless to say, I've been swallowed by the premise and I feel as if, if I were the reader, not the writer, I'd read this book. And … Continue reading Finally – I’m writing a gothic novel!
Online Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle 'zines
To be a good writer, you need "arts & culture." Staying within the confines of what you know or are used to will make you a stale person, and, by default, a stale writer. Being exposed to flavors and style will open your mind and creativity to so much out there, and honestly, will likely … Continue reading Don’t be stale – be “cultured”
A coming-of-age, quirky story about the Brontes' last surviving ancestor, and the scavenger hunt her dead father sets for her from beyond the grave.
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.
There's more to Arab beauty and fashion than kohl-rimmed eyes and embroidered kaftans. Here are Arab-owned and operated beauty and fashion brands. Most are located in Arab countries but ship internationally.