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Love, Secrets, and Absolution

By K.L Loveley

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The novel is available to pre-order from Amazon.

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Book blurb

People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie.

He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts.

How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his?

Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control.

Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with a difference.

Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties; will anybody find absolution?

Love, Secrets, and Absolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-order on Amazon

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 2017

What is the European Day of Languages?

The Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26 September each year in order to achieve the following goals:

  • Alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  • Promote the rich linguistic and cutural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  • Encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.

European language facts

The following facts are from the European Day of Languages official website

  • There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe – roughly 3% of the world’s total.
  • In their daily lives, Europeans increasingly come across foreign languages. There is a need to generate a greater interest in languages among European citizens.
  • Languages are constantly in contact with each other and affect each other in many ways: English borrowed words and expressions from many other languages in the past, European languages are now borrowing many words from English.
  • Languages are related to each other like the members of a family. Most European languages belong to the large Indo-European family.
  • Most European languages belong to three broad groups: Germanic, Romance and Slavic.
  • The Germanic family of languages includes Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, German, Dutch, English and Yiddish, among others.
  • The Romance languages include Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian, among others.
  • The Slavic languages include Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and others.
  • Most European languages use the Latin alphabet. Some Slavic languages use the Cyrillic alphabet. Greek, Armenian, Georgian and Yiddish have their own alphabet.
  • Most countries in Europe have a number of regional or minority languages – some of these have obtained official status.
  • Russia (148 million inhabitants) has by far the highest number of languages spoken on its territory: from 130 to 200 depending on the criteria.
  • Due to the influx of migrants and refugees, Europe has become largely multilingual. In London alone some 300 languages are spoken (Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Berber, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.).

 

What are the benefits of learning a new language?

‘It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English,’ says Anne Merritt.

‘Multitasking comes more naturally and attention improves for those who learn to speak a second language,’says Richelle Szypulski of Business Insider UK.

‘Learning a foreign language widens the door to know more people’, says Brian Rashid of Forbes magazine.


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Globeflower Book cover reveal

Love, Secrets, and Absolution

Book cover reveal

We are delighted to reveal the book cover for K.L Loveley’s latest novel:

Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama’

 

Love, Secrets, and Absolution book cover

People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie.

He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts.

How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his?

Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control.

Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with a difference.

Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties; will anybody find absolution?

Pre-order today

‘Love, Secrets, and Absolution’ by K.L Loveley is available to purchase as a pre-order at the following Amazon sites:

 

 

Blonde woman with glasses and green cardigan writing in notebook sat next to laptop

Top 10 writing tips for new authors

Have you been nurturing a dream to write your own book? Do you have this story locked up inside; you feel you want to bring to life? Then let’s help you become that celebrated author you were born to be. Although becoming an author isn’t a stroll in the park. After reading this article you should be able to write your book from start to finish. So, without further ado, below are 10 incredible writing tips for budding authors you’ll find quite helpful.

Avoid writing linearly

One of the secret spice to getting it right when scribbling down your story is learning to keep your audience in suspense. There is no rule that says your story must follow a linear progression. Absolutely no. If you feel like the 6th chapter of your purported book will stun your audience then start writing from there. In fact, you’ll be amazed at how well the story would sound after writing a few chapters.

Have more than one project to work on

One problem most writers tend to deal with today is writers’ block. We have all been there. That point where you feel no motivation to write. But hey, if you have a few project you’re working on, you’ll definitely be motivated to continue writing. Yes, I know you need to be dedicated to a particular project, but then you may get stuck in the middle of a story. To this end, it would be good to move onto other projects instead of sitting and feeling disappointed.

Learn to edit your work yourself

There are certainly days you don’t feel motivated to write. Nevertheless, instead of sitting and idling away, why don’t you go over your story and see if you can edit some errors you didn’t spot initially? I know that you may need a professional to edit your book at the end of the day, but nothing stops you from improving your editing skills. And where else can you start from than editing your own book?

Be open to criticism

If you want to become good at what you do, you must be opened to criticism. Take out time to meet established writers, give them your book and ask for them to critic what you have. Although their criticisms may be a hard nut to swallow, critiquing will build you to be a better writer. Ask them about areas you need to work on to become better. I’m sure they would be happy to help.

Stay away from social media

Guess you think this is a no brainer? Without mincing words, social media is a good tool that helps us put our brand out there. Besides this, social media is good for procrastinating too. Social media can distract you to the point where you have no motivation to write. So, if you’re serious about taking your writing dream up a notch, disconnecting from social media for a while wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

Educate yourself on what good writing is all about

Let’s face it, there are tons of masterpieces out there. There is also the opposite “garbage,” books that are not worthy of mention. Ask yourself this question, what sort of writer do I want to be? One who writes good books or one who writes the other book? Good writing follows a structure; good writing is rid of grammatical errors; good writing is correctly formatted. Honestly, the list is endless.

Carve a work space for yourself

Having a dedicated workspace where you can easily write from is a step in the right direction for budding authors. You’ll want to choose a spot where you can easily draw inspiration from. For me, my writing spot is a dedicated room in my house. It has a desk and a table in it. It is actually quite comfortable. You too need a space you can call your own.
Be dedicated to your dream

I can’t emphasize this enough. You can’t achieve anything without dedication. Same goes with writing. All the successful authors out there reached the pinnacle of their career because they were dedicated to their craft. You too can borrow a leaf from them.

Time management

If you want to become a celebrated author, you’ll agree that time is of the essence. You can achieve only very little if you don’t properly set out what to do at what time. To make things easy for you. You must draft a writing schedule you’ll be committed to.

Stick to the 3 P’s

Well, there is so much to talk about when it comes to building your skill as a writer. Nevertheless, no matter how much of a good writer you are, you’ll have to be patient, persevere, and maintain your sense of purpose while chasing your dream of becoming a better writer.