Back in the Writing Game

Wow. My last post was over year ago. That's horrible. And to any of the few people who actually did try to stay tuned only to see absolutely no activity from the Fresh Pen at all, I sincerely apologize. The only way I can explain how such an optimistic, determined post can turn into over a year of inactivity is that life happens. 

I actually put my writing on hold shortly after that post to get other aspects of my life in order.  I'm glad to report after some trials and tribulations, I'm finally at a place where I can attack this writing with a vengeance and go after my dreams. 

 

So my first order of business is to finish my unfinished projects. The most immediate one is the kids version of Random. If you've never heard of Random it is a collection of short stories inspired by random works of art by random artists from all over the world. Basically I saw a picture I liked and turned it into a short story as if that image was a clip of a much broader story. I had lots of fun doing it and I also created a super cool audiobook, fully dramatized to go with it. You can download the ebook and audiobook here for absolutely free.  Please just let me know what you think of it and which story is your favourite.  

So the kids version will follow the same concept. I hope to turn it into an annual series. We'll see. 

Speaking of Random, I feel like this blog is going to be a collection of my random writing adventures as I try to take my publishing company Sky Blue Dragon to new heights. So it will be an interesting insight in how a writer navigates the publishing world in such an evolving landscape. 

Other than that, I have a few other projects that I want to get done, and ones that I want to get started, so I'll keep you posted here, on my social media, and where ever else you can find me. 

Alright, so lets keep in touch and get it done this 2016. 

-Seth

The Fresh Pen

 

New Website, New Beginnings

Yippee. For first time visitors to the website, welcome and thank you for checking it out. For those of you returning, as you can see I decided to give TheFreshPen.ca a new look. Let me know what you think about it.

I guess I should explain all of those pics with me in angel wings. When I was thinking about ways to promote Random, one of the things I thought about doing was taking a photo shoot with various elements from stories within the book. Also, I wanted to take photos of "random" things to emphasize the theme of the book.

So I hired an extremely talented photographer named Iskuhi and we went to Edward Gardens in Toronto to have this photo shoot. I felt like I super model with all of the poses I was doing with funny props. I even had some other random people join in for a few pics. It was so much fun and one of the highlights of my summer. We got some great pics from the session. Now that I've decided to take the website in a different direction I'm going to put those pics to good use instead of just collecting digital dust on my hard drive. So you'll see them through out the site.

Speaking of the site, I decided to go for a different look for a couple of reasons. 

1. To keep things fresh ;)

2. Just because my strategy of how I'm approaching reaching my goals has changed a bit and the old website didn't fit in with the new strategy.

3. Just to signify my renewed focus on my writing and publishing career in general.

I'm looking forward to showing you all what I have in store for the site and for my career. Stay tuned.