My name is Helen Valentina and I am a writer who loves to explore why we do the things we do and how our characters are formed by our beliefs and actions. This blog will mainly showcase my poetry, but will also promote my longer works – such as novels.
The theme of Elemental Writing I am using is an attempt to identify the key element of any piece of work – for instance poetry or prose that mainly reflects emotional ideas would be ‘water’, whereas ego, action and passion ideas might be best identified as ‘fire’ and so on.
This partly reflects a separate interest of mine, the tarot deck, and its elucidation of life in terms of the elements depicted in the Minor Arcana (Cups= Water/emotions, Swords= Air/intellect, Pentacles = Earth/the material and Wands= Fire/passion, action and ego.) when considered against the journey of the soul’s development through the Major Arcana.
But this isn’t a New Age blog, its just a theme to organise my work, so don’t feel you have to get out incense and meditation tapes to spend any time here. 🙂
My fascination with the elements and the different facets of life is why the type of poetry you will read here is quite eclectic, as are the genres and themes of novels I will publish. I hope that some of the terrain I cover may resonate with you and you enjoy your time here.
I hope also this blog allows me to continue the wonderful friendships I have formed through the networking possible with other writers and artists on WordPress and to continue to find and build more friendships of this kind. This experience so far has truly been a revelation and a joy in my life.
Thank you to all who come here and extend the hand of friendship and support – you cannot know how appreciated that is!!