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Lit. Update: Future Steps

It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps

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Poetry: “New Chances”

Seeds sprout Watered by new lessons learned Strengthened by apparent obstacles Leading to a kingdom of Virtue From The Ocean's Made For Swimming Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven  All rights reserved. Image found online and does not appear in published work. No copyright violation intended.

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Released: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming

My first poetry book, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Click the link to see. E.W.

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Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!

The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!

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Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

  I will cease to operate on My Poetic Side, as I no longer have time to manage that space. However, I do plan to stay on Medium for the foreseeable future. All other social media platforms remain in effect until further notice.   Now for the big announcement: my first poetry book will be… Continue reading Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

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Lit. Update: Poetry proofs on the way!

I'm excited to announce I will be receiving the proof of my first poetry book in a few weeks. I have been hard at work making several necessary revisions and am so excited to have a bound copy of my work to hold in my hand. Stay tuned to hear my final decision! E.W.

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“The Challenging Reality: Vegan Leather”

First installment of the mini series “The Challenging Reality” on Superlative Deviation.

Superlative Deviation: Life With Meaning, Life With Joy

Recently, I have been furthering my understanding of vegan and cruelty-free topics – specifically with regards to clothing, textiles, and manufacturing. As someone who never conformed to what most people saw as a normal diet and was considered by many to be vegetarian before it was “cool”, I was thrilled to see the huge selection of food items, personal care products, and clothing that suddenly became vegan-friendly. However, the key word is “suddenly”.

This post will focus primarily on research I’ve been doing and questions I’ve been asking about the vegan leather industry. These questions were prompted by necessary changes to my wardrobe, mainly in the shoe category. Because I am a person who walks almost everywhere, I’m very practical when it comes to footwear. Arch support issues, toe shape, and personal style makes me almost impossible to fit. When I need new shoes (which is almost all the time)…

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Lit. Update: S.D., Mystery, Poetry, and Publishing Options

  While I am still querying agents for my first novel, I'm also considering releasing the poetry book through another medium. My goal is still to be traditionally published, as there truly is no such thing as "self-publishing". In my spare time, I've also discovered other educational resources which I will share at a future… Continue reading Lit. Update: S.D., Mystery, Poetry, and Publishing Options

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Surprise Update!

Literary update will appear next week featuring exciting news about poetry and publishing research. Also, a new lit. project will be released to Superlative Deviation! An introduction will go up on Tuesday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. E.W.

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Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise

  As fellow writers will know, the submission process can be daunting and time consuming. I have been keeping track of the dates of my various submissions and am also in the process of investigating alternative publishing platforms - specifically for the poetry book. I'm not sure exactly how to release it yet. There's still… Continue reading Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise