Welcome to Shapland Art!

Selina Shapland 2010

Selina Shapland – Artist Shapland Art 2010

Welcome to my creative world!  Selina’s World!

I’m always looking for the light in the darkness.

This is my blog about my creative exploration through writing, art, and my love of animals.

I am thrilled to share what I have learned with you.

I’ve been creating and playing with art for most of my adult life and have a deep love of creative and reflective writing. It is a wonderful way to express myself and to release emotions so that I can share my world and imagination with you.

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Selina Shapland – Artist & Writer 2014

I love writing!

And that also means that I love reading. I particularly enjoy reading fantasy, paranormal fiction, thrillers and the odd bit of chic-lit when I come across a story that has a great voice to pull me in.

I live in Brisbane, Australia and I write every day.

Every. Single. Day.

I write fiction and non-fiction.  And I believe that little moments spent writing eventually turn into stories.

So that’s how I approach the task of writing a novel. One 500 word minimum chunk of writing a day. But I don’t write creatively every day because my brain does need a rest and time to fill up with new ideas.

You can read some of my stories on Wattpad if you’re interest.

I’m in my 40s and have a lovely man in my life, two gorgeous dogs: one is a little black poodle called Rocket, and the other is a Jack Russell x, his name is Jack. We recently adopted a blue torti female ragdoll cat and the dogs weren’t too impressed with me at the time but now we’re one big happy and somewhat furry family. Our ragdoll’s name is Miss Poppy.

my furbabies

I’ve been developing my creative writing skills for years but most recently, I have studied how to write a novel with David Farland from My Story Doctor, and developing characters and story structure with Lauren E Daniels from the Brisbane Writers Workshop.

I’ve also had the opportunity to study with Dean Wesley Smith and develop depth in my writing.  I am looking forward to seeing how this goes in my future stories.

On the odd occasion I do freelance writing and reviewing on Weekend Notes and HubGarden. I’ve written blogs on and off for years now and kept journals since I was 24 years old.

I work part-time (admin) and I’m sure I’ve mention this a million times already, but I write everyday, even if it is just in my journal; a reflective thought or a creatively inspired one for a story. I write as much as I can.

And I encourage you to comment and share my this blog if you find it helpful or insightful.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read my words.  You are very special and I am grateful for your support.