Latest Family Wedding

(Original Caption) George Rukidi, the Omukama of the Toro Kingdom of Uganda, photographed with his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, after he had been created a Knights Bachelor by H.M. Queen Eliizabeth II at the Investiture this morning.In the beginning there was dignity...

Writing Emotions – Sad, Bad, Mad, Glad

By A P von K’Ory I was brought up to keep a stiff upper lip, to keep my composure, even from age four. Above all else, I wasn’t allowed to show emotions (at least not in public). So how could I successfully create emotional characters? By remembering all those...

Why Do I Write? My To Be Or Not To Be

Often I think I know the answer to this question: Why Do I Write? I, personally, write because I have something I’m passionate about and want to share with others. Something I want to shout from the rooftops, quite honestly.  Other times, when the going is rough,...

What Are You Writing About: Why & For Whom

by A P von K’Ory In today’s world, writers have it a lot easier to get their books printed, once they’ve written and polished it. Through POD and self-publishing, using outlets like CreateSpace, Smashwords or Lulu, to be a published author is no longer a writer’s main...

Puzzled Over What Upmarket Fiction Means?

By A P von K’Ory I don’t know about you, but I’m overwhelmed by the number of genres touted out there for both writers and readers. I keep scratching my head and wondering: is this just chic lit or speculative? Merely contemporary romance, or speculative? It gets even...