Inspiring Women

The women in Emma’s Writings

Write about a woman who has inspired you. You can also nominate one before International Women’s Day on March 8 for the Inspiring Women series on http://emmapalova.com.
My first story about an inspiring woman was about my paternal grandmother Anezka Konecna, born in Brest near Kromeriz in former Czechoslovakia.
The next woman who inspired my writings is my sister in law Jarmila Karmaskova of Stipa. She inspired my novel “Fire on Water.”
Currently, I am readying “Fire on Water” for publication.
And finally my mother Ella Konecna is the protagonist in “Greenwich Meridian:Where East meets West” (c)2018 Emma Palova.

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About the Inspiring Women series

This feature series is dedicated to all women who are making a difference in their communities. They work to improve other people’s lives, as well as their own.  They give  Profusely of themselves. In putting together this feature series, I was inspired by several moments in my life that in particular stand out.

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No.1  A dedication of a Relax, mind, body & soul book by Barbara Heller from my son Jake: “I dedicate this to my inspiring and motivational mother.” Kuba

No. 2  While on a story prior to Mother’s Day, I dropped in at Ace Bernard Hardware to talk about the prizes with owner Charlie Bernard. We talked also about the Lowell Area Chamber and its director Liz Baker.

“You know what I like about Liz, she keeps re-inventing herself,” Bernard said.

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Inkling of Kindle Shifting Sands Short Stories content

Above you get an Inkling of the content in Shifting Sands Short Stories.

Come to my book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories this Saturday @LowellArts from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring a copy of my new book that you can purchase locally at Schuler Books in GR, Lansing or on Amazon. I will have a few copies on hand to autograph.

I will be offering writing tips on the following themes:

1- How to start and finish your book in 2018.

2- How to write about love with or without a happy ending.

You can also e-mail me a question at emmapalova@yahoo.com in regards to what are you struggling with in writing?

You will also enjoy the Grand Valley Aritsts-In View show at this award-winning gallery.

The LowellArts  completed its move from Hudson Street by King Milling to the new location on Main Street one year ago. LowellArts is now providing more arts programs and services that positively impact downtown businesses.

 

“Yes, it’s a big deal for Lowell,” said Lorain Smalligan, executive director of Lowell Arts. “There are not many communities the size of Lowell with arts center like Lowell Arts.”

As a new author and a screenwriter, I have been enjoying  the LowellArts diversification also to literature and play writing.

Although I missed last year’s deadline for submitting plays for the upcoming Playwright Festival, I will definitely submit this year. I am planning on attending the competition of one-act plays on the theme of “Risky Business” from Feb. 16 through Feb. 25

Come and get your book autographed and let’s chat about your writing interests.

For more info on author Emma go to: EW Emma’s Writings on http://emmapalova.com

For more info on LowellArts go to  https://lowellartsmi.org

For more info on Schuler Books go to: https://schulerbooks.com

Links to my book on Amazon:

Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/Emma-Palova/e/B0711XJ6GY

Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Shifting-Sands-Short-Stories-stories/dp/152130226X

 

Copyright (c) 2018. Emma Blgos, LLC. All rights reserved.

Emma’s book signing @LowellArts, tips on how to write about love

Writings of a love stifled by years of monotony

Stop by at the Lowell Arts gallery in downtown Lowell on March 10 for my book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories from 1 pm to 4 pm.

I will be sharing author’s insights from the publishing industry, and answering questions such as:

How many hours a week do you think I spend on marketing my new book and my writing business Emma Blogs, LLC?

What are the most effective channels of marketing?

Should you pay and how much for advertising of your book?

How do you stand out? What makes you unique?

How do you reach the right reader?

Feel free to shoot me an email with your questions at emmapalova@yahoo.com.

Bring a copy of my new book for an autograph. You can buy it locally at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids, Lansing Okemos or on Amazon. I will have a few copies on hand.

As we approach Valentine’s Day and beyond, I would like to touch on the subject of love or the lack of it in Shifting Sands Short Stories as well as in my upcoming Book 2: Shifting Sands: Secrets (c) 2018 Emma Palova

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Corintihians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind.

Most of my characters struggle with love in different forms: Love solid or fluid between partners, parental love, love between siblings or friends, and the destructive transformation of love into hate. The stories may or may not have a happy ending.

For example in the “Death Song,” the love between Vadim and Maria wanes like the moon disc due to the monotony of years gone by. Neither Maria nor Vadim can refresh this dying flower called old love. Instead of bringing into the existing love new momentum, they both turn to destruction.

“Even now inside the cold cathedral, Vadim could still remember her smell that summer evening inside the little chapel in the fields. Maria had a light summer dress on, and everything was blooming.

Thou shalt not kill, he thought.

But, what if though has to? Vadim questioned himself as he looked at the shuffling pair of feet across the aisle in the cathedral. They belonged to a woman who did not care about his beloved lachrymatory lead tune of Mozart’s Requiem. Following a natural instinct, he looked at his side, below the padded church pew and he saw the mismatch in their pair of feet ;Maria’s right foot and his left foot were almost touching each other.

He was fascinated by the difference; as if one was longing for a different match.

Maria was wearing Paris style white high heels, while his restless feet were confined to the black Bostonian kitties tassel wingtips. Vadim had those shoes for years, refusing to change anything. He also wore a black suit and a black tie, although he hated black. It was the last favor he did for Maria. He hated white too- and he wore a white shirt.

Vadim was reliving the scene before they headed out for the concert in the large walk in closet. They fought over each detail until the very last minute.”

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The excerpt shows how love is Stifled by years of daily routine and knowing each other’s thoughts. Eventually what once was love turns into hate, and takes on the shape of an ugly monster.

The award-winning LowellArts, now transformed into new location on Main Street, is presenting the show Grand Valley Artists-In View through Feb. 10.

“Yes, it is a big deal for Lowell, “said executive director Lorain Smalligan. “There are not many communities the size of Lowell with an arts center like Lowell Arts.”

The impact of Lowell Arts on the community is apparent in more arts programs and services in downtown Lowell.

Don’t miss the Playwright Festival from Feb. 16 through Feb. 25.

Amazon.com: Emma Palova: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Mark your calendars for Emma’s next book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories on March 10. The gallery will have an exhibit-the West Michigan Regional Art Competition.

For more info on Lowell Arts go to: https;// http://www.lowellartsmi.org

For more info on Schuler Books go to :  https://schulerbooks.com

Like and share with your friends Emma’s book signing event on Facebook:

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What do you struggle with in your writings?

 

 

 

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Amazon.com: Emma Palova: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Don’t miss my free kindle e-book giveaway of Shifting Sands Short Stories on Amazon today and tomorrow only.
Your reviews are greatly appreciated.
Meet the egotistical characters in the stories like professor Martin Duggan in the Temptation of Martin Duggan or Rachel in Orange Nights.
My next book signing will be at the Lowell Arts gallery in downtown Lowell. Start and finish your book in 2018. Find out how at the local author’s event.

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Hello friends,

Today I am working out of our local coffee shop Sweet Seasons because of yesterday’s storm that knocked out the power and Wi-Fi.

I might make this a regular habit.

Don’t miss out on my giveaway of kindle e-book Shifting Sands Short Stories today and tomorrow on Amazon.

All you need is the kindle app from Google play store or Apple app store to download and read the book.

I appreciate your reviews on Amazon.

Also check out my book trailer on https://youtu.be/xA0wH_ACGE4

I am currently working on Shifting Sands Book 2.

My next book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories will be on Feb.3 at @LowellArts from 1 to 4 pm.

You can buy my book locally at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids and in Lansing. Bring a copy with you for an autograph.

I will be offering tips on how to finish your book in 2018…

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Free kindle e-book Shifting Sands Short Stories for a limited time

Don’t miss my free kindle e-book promotion of Shifting Sands Short Stories that runs from Jan. 22 through Jan. 25.

Winter is a great time to read my summer book.

Your reviews on Amazon are greatly appreciated. You will train your writing skills by writing reviews.

My next book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories will be at @lowellarts on Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Don’t miss it. I will be offering tips on how to write and finish your novel in 2018.

You will get to enjoy a great show by the Grand Valley Artists-In View on display at the gallery until Feb. 10.

Link to kindle e-book

https://www.amazon.com/Emma-Palova/e/B0711XJ6GY

For more info on the gallery:

http://www.lowellartsmi.org

Copyright (c) 2018. Emma Blogs, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Silence

Watch for my posts on Silence and agile on EW Emma’s Writings on http://emmapalova.com for insights and adventure.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Silence

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These are photos from a park in February 2016.

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Cedar fence in our yard, January 2017

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Wreath on cedar tree, January 2016

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Five years on WordPress

How to improve your blogging and publishing

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What I have learned while blogging on the WordPress platform

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI – It’s hard to believe that yesterday marked five years since my registration on WordPress. My first post “About” followed on Jan. 15, 2013.

Some people asked me at my author’s book signings of Shifting Sands Short Stories, why do you need a blog, if you have a Facebook page. There are at least a million reasons to blog; for me the most important one was to support my fiction career.

anniversary-2x Five years on WordPress.

I had a successful journalistic print career for two decades, and I wanted to build on that following with a virtual audience.  When I embarked on penning our immigration saga from communist Czechoslovakia titled “Greenwich Meridian: Where East meets West” agent Barbara Lowenstein of Lowestein Associates Inc. suggested I need a blog/website.

I didn’t have a Facebook page, so I…

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How to finish a book or a screenplay

Write or finish your book/screenplay in 2018

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Don’t leave unfinished projects behind to haunt you. Don’t be afraid to pick them back up with new energy behind them even if they have been collecting dust or taking up space in the computer.

A woman surprised me at one of my recent book signings of Shifting Sands Short Stories by the following question:

“I am on chapter six, how do I finish my book,” she asked me.

It was a definitely out-of-the-box question, because not everyone wants to admit they can’t finish something.

Here is what I have gathered over the years about  finishing​ any major writing project like a book or a screenplay:

Set a target finish goal, something that’s important to you like your birthday or any other milestone.

Write every day a quota of pages, such as 5 pages.

Always have an end in mind for the  book or script, but also for each chapter or…

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First book signing in 2018

Plotting writing projects in 2018

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Plotting writing projects this year

By Emma Palova

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Lowell, MI – My first book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories in 2018 is today at @LowellArts from 1 to 4 pm in the beautiful new location of the gallery in downtown Lowell. Stop by to chat with local author Emma Palova.

“I love the opportunity to chat with my fans during the book signings made possible by local venues such as Lowell Arts,” Emma said. “I’ve always been their fan in everything they do to represent all arts.”

Check out the book trailer by Doc Emma of Fixin’, France. Doc is also in charge of the audio production of the book.

The video Evokes the mood of the book set in hometown America.

Link to trailer:

You can buy a copy of my new book locally at @SchulerBooks in GR, Lansing or on Amazon.
I will be…

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One last look at 2017 preview

Czech American actors we lost in 2017

Czech actor Jan Triska who appeared in Milos Forman’s “People vs. Larry Flynt.”

Triska emigrated to the US in 1977.

Watch for full story “One last look at 2017, Year in Review.”

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