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melissa f. kaelin

Art & Writing

Two pieces of my writing have been selected for literary journals and a third has been solicited for an anthology. In the coming weeks, my creative work will appear in print!

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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

A writer at heart

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Giving Birth to Galaxies

The Milky Way stretches over Lake Hawea near Isthmus Peak in New Zealand. Gazing into our galaxy inspired me to begin writing my second novel.

Continue reading “Giving Birth to Galaxies”

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“Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.”
― Tyler Kent White

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New book! A Poetry Collection

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Exciting news! On November 20, 2016, I had the honor of publishing my first book!! Check out the e-book or print edition on Amazon.

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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”
— Jack Kerouac

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The Road to Whiteface Mountain

The Northern Lights dance above white-capped mountains in Iceland. Although my story takes place in the U.S., I spent the day writing about a beautiful mountain range. Continue reading “The Road to Whiteface Mountain”

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

— Mark Twain

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The snowflake dissolves

—A poem from “Hope in the Hoarfrost“—

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Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place:

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

My late brothers would have turned 20 in February, but it’s my hope to carry their light into the future. Inspired by the twins, I wrote this scene in my novel.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work. I spent the better part of the year working toward my goals and dreams. Now, they are starting to come alive.

Take a look back on 2017 with the Year in Review!

It’s the season for sharing fiction! I’ve added some of my work under Writing. On #SneakPeekSaturday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!

It’s #FictionFriday! To celebrate, I’m sharing an excerpt from Part II of my novel about the Aurora Borealis!

Get a glimpse of the work before it’s picked up. For a limited time, you can read the Aurora Novel Excerpt posted on the Writing section of my website. Just click the link above, and enter the code: LOVE

Follow my path to publication at Facebook.com/KaelinArt!

 

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