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This Is New

This is new, I know. I’ve had to have a clean up, don’t worry, I have all my creations saved.

I know I have been extremely quiet. I completed my MLitt, as you’d know, and it was traumatic for me. The story writing was easy, but the exegetical component was horrific until I finally settled on Urban Fantasy and the Dead Mother Trope.My story envelopes aspects from several different genres.

At first I went with Magic Realism, and the world building website remained true to that genre, but it also included a time loop, neo-noir as voice, and took an historical job title and made it mythical, and set it in an urban setting.It took me months to be able to write creatively again, to take that short story, The Book of Matthew, and turn it into a novel, Indicus-Resquire.

I’ve completed the manuscript, and am today working through from the first chapter for a final structural edit.I’m happy with the story, and will continue to examine the Urban Fantasy, and the Dead Mother trope, further, by applying for a doctorate next year. I’m reading lots of Gaiman, Pierce Anthony, whose books I love, and other fantasy/dark urban fantasy authors, to prepare and will begin to write reviews for those books on a new website-it’s not ready yet.

There will also be an annotated bibliography section, as I am also brushing up on English grammar, research and theory, Cultural studies theorists, early philosophers, and of course, more of Irvine, Feasey and Ekman amongst others.More pertinent to today however, I have been writing a digital memoir, as well as Indicus-Resquire.

Kareneastland.id.au is being reworked to become a more representative portfolio of me and my projects, both past and ongoing. I have lots to do this week, so will be very quiet once again, but I wanted you to know that I am working to bring you some interesting things.

Kindest,

Karen.

Be smart, stay safe.