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Poetry Inspiration

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

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Milestone and Me!

Wow! I have just reached the 100 followers milestone. I’m feeling the love and support right now, and it makes all the time spent writing and blogging worthwhile. I have loved every minute of my blogging experience, and the community vibe from other bloggers is fantastic. I hope to support others as much as they have supported me on my journey. Thank you folks!

I haven’t done an introductory post of sorts for a while, so for all my new followers, and some of my older followers, this is me, Kayleigh, (K.J.Chapman):

I’m a twenty-nine year old, mother, fiancé, writer, author, book lover, blogger, tea drinker, housekeeper, daydreamer, recycler, thrift shopper, the list can be infinite. I am a born and bred Cornish girl and have been told I have an accent to match. Yep, I do say ‘bleddy ansum’, ‘dreckly’, and ‘alright arr ee.’ Cornwall is my favourite place in the whole world. We’re friendly folk overall, and I enjoy the pace of life.

My passion is writing. I have a particular interest in writing young and new adult, science fiction and fantasy novels. I self-published my first eBook, EVO Nation, in June 2015 ( please check it out via the link below), and I am currently writing book two in the EVO Nation series, EVO Shift.

My second passion is reading. I have an eclectic reading taste; picking one genre would be like asking a mother to pick her favourite child. I have recently started book review posts as part of my blog. It seemed like a natural progression considering the amount of time I spend reading. I am particularly eager to help spread the word on obscure eBooks, helping to bring them into the mainstream.

Finally, I’m a fan girl! Dr Who, Game of Thrones, Firefly, The Walking dead, and anything Marvel. I’m a self-proclaimed geek and proud of it.

Connect with me! I’m like horse poo in Cornwall, you can find me everywhere if you look hard enough:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

PINTEREST

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

GOODREADS

Thanks again for the support, and here’s to many more posts to come…


K.J.Chapman’s novel: EVO Nation

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Inspiration in the Charts

As you may well know, I am a big music fan, and I get a lot of inspiration from songs. My latest fixation is a chart song, Runnin’ (Lose It All) by Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin:

Watch the music video to Runnin’ here.

These four lonely walls have changed the way I feel
The way I feel, I’m standing still
And nothing else matters now, you’re not here
So where are you? I’ve been calling you, I’m missing you

Where else can I go? Where else can I go?
Chasing you, chasing you
Memories turn to dust, please don’t bury us
I got you, I got you

Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Ain’t runnin’ from myself no more
Together we’ll win it all
I ain’t runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Ain’t runnin’ from myself no more
I’m ready to face it all
If I lose myself, I lose it all

I’ve outrun the fears that chased, they’re standing still
I’m running still, I’m running still
And every voice that cries inside my head, forever drives
Forever drives, I kill the lights

Where else can I go? Where else can I go?
Chasing you, chasing you

Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Ain’t runnin’ from myself no more
Together we’ll win it all
I ain’t runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Ain’t runnin’ from myself no more
I’m ready to face it all
If I lose myself, I lose it all
If I lose myself, I lose it all
If I lose myself, I lose it all
If I lose myself, I lose it all

Weekly Quotes

Quotes of the Week, September 28th 2015

I’m doing this week’s quotes of the week a little differently today. Usually, I choose a theme or topic and choose two quotes that inspire or motivate me in relation to that theme or topic. Today, however, I am choosing two quotes from the author John Green. Both quotes comes from his ‘The Fault in our Stars’ novel, and I am in love with them.

‘I fell in the love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.’  ~ Hazel Grace, The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

In my humble opinion, this is the perfect surmise of falling in love. I wanted so badly to be able to capture love in a sentence just like Green, and I have had this quote written in my inspiration notebook for a long, long time.

‘You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.’ ~ Augustus Waters, The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

A true quote if ever there was one. Love is about jumping in head first. It’s about placing your trust and heart into someone else’s hand, hoping they treat it kindly.

Weekly Quotes

Quotes of the Week, September 14th 2015

‘Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring or cruel? Not to me.’ ~ JK Rowling

This week’s quotes relate to positive body image, self-confidence, and the beauty that comes from both. I totally agree with JK Rowling’s quote. I think generosity and kindness are truly the most beautiful qualities a person can have.

“If someone even tries to whisper the word diet, I’m like, ‘you can go f**k yourself.’ ~ Jennifer Lawrence

Good on you, girl!  Never allow another person to influence the way you feel about yourself. You can lose weight, tan, wax, dye your hair, but do it for you, not because you think that is what is expected of you.

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Playlist for EVO Shift

EVO Shift is book two in the EVO Nation Series. When writing book one, EVO Nation, I used music as my motivation and inspiration. I am a lover of music, so it felt natural that I would write accompanied by a playlist to draw on certain emotions, or recall past memories.

I have previously blogged about my playlist for EVO Nation, and now that I’m fully absorbed in the writing of EVO Shift, I thought it only natural to compile my playlist for my current writing process.

It’s illuminating to see my playlist written down. I note definite tones and messages that relate to the tones and messages in my novel. The power of music in relation to creativity is almighty.

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William Blake 1757-1827

Love’s Secret by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love,

Love that never told can be;

For the gentle wind doth move

Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,

I told her all my heart,

Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.

Ah! She did depart!

Soon after she was gone from me,

A traveller came by,

Silently, invisibly:

He took her with a sigh.

Poetry is a powerful, emotional thing. As you can tell by my frequent poetry inspiration posts, poetry never fails to inspire and motivate my in my writing. It is almost like getting a peek into another perspective; it may not be my own perspective, but correlates to that of one of my characters.