Alina Popescu, Writer

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    My First Self-Publishing Experience

My First Self-Publishing Experience

As most of you know, I’ve recently self-published a fantasy short story, Pure Love of the Fallen. As this was a completely free short story that I’d written to reward my Facebook fans, I wanted to make it easier for them to get it online. Not just my website, but

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    Catharsis

Catharsis

I had simply forgotten how beautiful the drive from my home town, Ploiesti, to the beautiful Sibiu, in the heart of Transylvania, was. So I got into my car later than I had intended to, stopped for gas and properly chilled beverages for the road, then headed towards the Prahova

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    The Modern Knights of Sharp Suits and Fast Cars

The Modern Knights of Sharp Suits and Fast Cars

Girl in predicament who also happens to look down on herself meets fabulous, gorgeous guy, filthy rich, who falls for her and makes all her dreams come true. Recognize that scenario? It is a bit of a modern day version of some fairy tales. Or a least it sounds like

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    How I Rate and Review Books

How I Rate and Review Books

I love reading and I love talking about books I’ve read. I also try to at least give public ratings, if not reviews, for everything I read. The only exceptions are the books I really don’t like. And there’s an exception to that exception, if a certain book is poor

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    Dark Secrets by A.M. Hudson: The Book that Made Me Angry

Dark Secrets by A.M. Hudson: The Book that Made Me Angry

I was so angry when I finished Dark Secrets, it was hard to contain it. If David Knight were real, I would have kicked his vampire ass all the way from the US, over the ocean, through Europe and Asia, and then back to the US. It took a lot

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    Fresh release: Pure Love of the Fallen, a Fantasy Short Story

Fresh release: Pure Love of the Fallen, a Fantasy Short Story

After a full on war with… well, a lot of things, including myself, Pure Love of the Fallen is finally online, ready to be downloaded, read, and hopefully enjoyed! It’s been a quite crazy ride, to be honest, but I’m happy and grateful for every second of it. This fantasy short story

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    Three Reasons to Subscribe to My Newsletter

Three Reasons to Subscribe to My Newsletter

My new blog and website come with a nice little newsletter. The signup form is right there on the sidebar and it takes a minute to become a member of the “I get fairly regular emails from Alina Popescu, Writer” club. Of course, agreeing to get even more email messages

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    How Writing Works for Me

How Writing Works for Me

When I start writing, a story is pretty clear in my head. That’s because I have to “see” what happens before I ever begin to write a novel or a short story or anything else as a matter of fact. That results in my looking like I’m just wasting time.

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    Pure Love of the Fallen – Teasers

Pure Love of the Fallen – Teasers

My first short story, Pure Love of the Fallen, is about to be released. It follows fallen angel Ramiel and his life on Earth, with glimpses into his past in the Pristine Gardens. It’s a story about love, change, free will, and the courage of finding a new path to

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Music to Inspire: Brutal Hearts

Most songs I love catch my eye (or my ear) right from the start. I listen to them and get instantly addicted. Some… I either don’t really like or I just ignore. Of those songs, some eventually make their way into my “favorites” playlists and I’m left wondering why exactly

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