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Camp NaNo July: Bedouin Boy Page 12

Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved From the corner of the room, Omid stood with his arms crossed, his brow furrowed. Jasem sat on the edge of the examination bed across the way, and Ellen stood in front of him. ‘So you’re Caroline’s neighbor?’ Ellen enquired. ‘Yes,’ Omid replied. ‘What treatment has Jasem... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNo July: Bedouin Boy Pages 10-11

Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved Six Years Later -1986 ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls, also known as the Qumran Caves Scrolls, are ancient religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judean Desert, near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea, in the West Bank of Israel. These scrolls... Continue Reading →

Bedouin Boy: Page 8-9

Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020 As Halloween approached, Jasem’s classroom came to life. Mrs. Finch stuck eyes on everything, even the tree outside the window. Paper ghosts hung from the ceiling, and there were spooky paper lanterns and scary tissue boxes with sharp teeth. On the classroom door hung a banner with felt letters reading... Continue Reading →

July Camp NaNoWriMo Project: Bedouin Boy

Today is Writing Friday, and I have been working on my work-in-progress supernatural short story Bedouin Boy. A week or so ago I shared a few excerpts from the story. I had some work to do on the ending, and have been away in Queensland visiting family which has delayed this process. Today I can... Continue Reading →

Bedouin Boy Page 5

Bedouin Boy Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved.   In the wake of the bombing that has left Jasem permanently disfigured, he and his father come to terms with Maryam's death, and embark on a new adventure to America. Three Months Later Wearing only his trousers, Jasem stood beside his bed as the... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNo July Project: Bedouin Boy (Pages 1-4)

I've unofficially started my Camp NaNoWriMo project, editing my upcoming supernatural short story Bedouin Boy. Bedouin Boy is about a little boy named Jasem, who lives with his family tribe in a Bedouin camp in the Negev Desert, Israel in 1976. Jasem's mother Maryam is a medicine woman/sorceress, and as Jasem grows up he begins... Continue Reading →

Believe in your dreams, even now.

My writing goals have transitioned well during this strange time. During lockdown, I have worked hard to get some tasks on my to-do list done, including re-publishing all of my previous releases to Kobo and Google Play Books. My travel goals have not transitioned so well. I've been faced with some very challenging questions during... Continue Reading →

Daily Writing Inspiration

I love hearing about people's dreams and goals, but I must admit over the years I have grown weary of hearing about people's goals but never seeing results. I know that things change for people- what I'm talking about the constant 'dreamers', those with shiny object syndrome, who always have fantastic new ideas but never... Continue Reading →

Daily Writing Inspiration

You will search for your own book in other books, and sometimes you will find works that inspire your own writing. But it will not be YOUR book, and that is why it is so important to get your story out there!

Letting Go

Last week I discovered the libraries here on the Gold Coast hold an event called 'Writing Fridays', a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. Writing Fridays have been on hold since the libraries closed, but they recently announced that Gold Coast writers could now join free virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from... Continue Reading →

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