Children's Fiction, Fantasy Writing, Self Publishing, living your dream and sitting down to write that book you always knew you could, Magic Realism for children, inspired by Narnia,Alderly Edge, Earthsea, Middle Earth and Pandora... enjoying the enormous imaginations that children have and writing the kind of book I would have loved to read as a child. Written for ages 10-14 years.
OH MY HAT I LOVE "CREATE SPACE"!!!! My current Quarter Finalist novel for YA Fiction, is also undergoing self-publishing with Create Space. I ordered my proof copy mid last week, and living down here in the southern hemisphere in the third world, I expected to receive my copy in a month's time TOPS. But I came home to a small package and 3 copies of my Proof are here - 4 working days later. Create Space - I am in love. I must just wax lyrical about my creation: It is 5.25" x 8" and 212 pages long. Cream paper and full colour cover using a cover template. The template I selected worked SOOOO well with my cover photo and there was the perfect font selection, which quite frankly could not have been bettered. Have a perfect Header layout and my internal graphic - although I received and alert that it may emerge out of focus - is crisp and gorgeous.
Am I boasting or what!? (there is a glaring format issue in that I need to insert a blank page, but other than that it is BEEEA-UUTIFUL!) People - do yourselves a favour: get your novel self-published and hold a copy in your hands. I feel like a real author now. I am completely inspired to keep going and produce the sequel. Just wish I could have submitted my entry in hard copy like this. "How clever I am. Oh the cleverness of me!"