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Melfka’s Birthday Week: Melfka’s Accent

Welcome to my Birthday Week during which I post random, interesting or embarrassing facts about myself. If you missed the introductory post, you can find it here. Today, I’ll be wrapping up the birthday week. I know it’s a bit of cheating, since it’s only day 5, but I hope today’s surprise will make up for it.

I was thinking about something special to put up here as a way of saying “thank you” to all my readers, and here it is: a video! If you ever wondered what Melfka’s accent sounds like or how it would be like to meet me in person, you can get the taste! I’m even slightly nervous as I would be in a real life meeting. Continue reading “Melfka’s Birthday Week: Melfka’s Accent”

Melfka’s Brithday Week: Those Horror Things

Welcome to my Birthday Week during which I post random, interesting or embarrassing facts about myself. If you missed the introductory post, you can find it here. Today you’ll venture into the dangerous territory of Melfka’s personal horrors. Of course, since it’s my Birthday Week, I won’t be talking about those real and well-grounded fears probably almost every human being has. Instead, I’ll amuse you with those absurd things that shouldn’t cause a flinch reaction.

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Melfka’s Birthday Week: All the Pretty Dragonflies

Welcome to my Birthday Week during which I post random, interesting or embarrassing facts about myself. If you missed the introductory post, you can find it here. Today you’re going to have a peek into my peculiar relationship with dragonflies.

There are people out there who collect “everything cat” or “everything dolphin”, and if I had an obsession like that, it would be with dragonflies. Yet, at the same time I own hardly anything with dragonflies… Continue reading “Melfka’s Birthday Week: All the Pretty Dragonflies”

Melfka’s Birthday Week: The Sweet Tooth Witch

Welcome to my Birthday Week during which I post random, interesting or embarrassing facts about myself. If you missed the yesterday’s introductory post, you can find it here. This time I’m going to cover a topic that is quite obvious: Melfka’s favorite sweets.

It’s not a secret that I like my sweets. A household is not a household without chocolate, but the list doesn’t end there. Continue reading “Melfka’s Birthday Week: The Sweet Tooth Witch”

Melfka’s Birthday Week 2018

It’s that time of the year again when Melfka turns a year older, though not necessarily wiser. (Though rumor has it she actually improved her English skills!) And like last year, to celebrate Melfka’s Birthday Week, I invite you to a bunch of posts in which I’ll share funny, not very serious, or embarrassing facts about myself. I’m not too keen to reveal my birthday date publicly, so instead I claim the whole first week of March for my birthday, following JR Bee’s idea who two years ago organized my Birthday Week on Twitter. Continue reading “Melfka’s Birthday Week 2018”

Love Your Writing: a Writer’s Self-care at 10 Minute Novelists

Like every 4th Friday of the month, I have a guest post at 10 Minute Novelists. Today I’m writing about how important it is to love your writing.

It might be in human nature to love perfect things, but beauty also lies elsewhere. You can find it in the unique imperfections, in the things that you have a personal connection to, in the things that evoke strong feelings, making you laugh or cry. Your writing, if you give it a chance, ticks all those boxes. Then why not love it, even if it’s still need some work?

If you’re a writer who’s at time struggling with their motivation, self-doubt, or other writing-related griefs, hop over to 10 Minute Novelists and… love your writing!

Love Your Writing: a Writer's Self-care

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Watching Novels: Thoughts on Book Adaptations

Sometimes, when one looks at Hollywood’s movie repertoire, it seems all they film are remakes and book adaptations. Some people cringe, hoping for more original content and fresh stories, and as much as I’d love to see those as well, I do have a spot for book adaptations. There’s something enchanting in seeing the story I loved (or at least enjoyed) envisioned by someone else. It’s almost like sharing thoughts on a book and learning someone else’s perspective. Continue reading “Watching Novels: Thoughts on Book Adaptations”

A Month in a Writer’s Life – January 2018

January meant entering the fourth year of the writing challenge, and I even though I have my routine sorted already, I couldn’t resist joining again. 365 Writing Club does miracles when it comes to accountability. This year’s theme is “The Daily Writer”, focusing back on building the habit to write every day, and even though last year I missed only 4 days, I decided I could do better. Did I manage? Continue reading “A Month in a Writer’s Life – January 2018”

The Wordwitch: A Writer’s Life in Pictures – January

The Wordwitch (which got its name thanks to Myk Pilgrim) is a series of drawings I started back in January 2017. At first, it was one image, but soon more ideas followed and my notebook filled with more pictures. As I just recently launched my Facebook Page, it seemed a good time to start sharing them.

These drawings appear weekly on Tuesdays, on social media under the #thewordwitch hashtag, and are a monthly roundup post here. I hope you’ll enjoy them. Continue reading “The Wordwitch: A Writer’s Life in Pictures – January”

My story in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror III

Today, The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror III – an anthology edited by Robert N Stephenson has its release. I’m pleased to announce that among stories by writers from all over the world you can also find mine. Set in cyberpunk-like setting, Karel on the Other Side is a story about a cybernet glider who suddenly finds herself on the other side… of everything.

The book is available in multiple ebook formats on Smashwords, and as a paperback from Amazon.

The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror cover

About the anthology:

The Anthology that collects short stories across three genres from all over the world. While all authors are paid for their work, the eBook is free, or at a low cost to cover the service offered by Smashwords. If a print book is required then it is available on Create Space and Amazon at cost price plus shipping. This non-profit project was designed by Robert N Stephenson to find new and establish voices in genre and give them an outlet for their work. Please do support this enterprise by sharing and letting others come and download the book.