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Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome to the (Newly Renovated) Ivory Palace!

Hello, my lovelies! I'm back!!!

I know it has been much too long and for that I apologize. But the hiatus has come to an end! Allow me to welcome you to the Ivory Palace Grand Opening! Please, come inside and allow me to give you the tour.

First of all, you’re probably wondering “Why a renovations?”

Well, besides the obvious fact that I have been really bad about updating consistently, there are several reasons:

-One: like all things should, as I get older I am growing and changing. And as this blog is an extension of me so too it needs to grow and change if I plan to keep it up.

-Two: As much as I know many of you enjoyed reading about the writing world here I started to realize that you never actually really got to see my writing world. And this isn’t a blog about professional writing. This is a blog about my writing and the lens through which I see stories and the stories that matter most to me. So I would like to start making my writing posts more authentic and better reflections of me.

-Three: Book reviews are fun and I really want to do more of them. Plus I love getting to share with you all the lovely books I read (or rant to you about the ones I don’t like). And as a general rule people tend to like posts about books. So it just seems smart to do that…


All right! Now that we have that out of the way, allow me to give you a proper tour.


General Overview:

As you can see, I have a new banner across the top, stating that within the Ivory Palace you will find things pertaining to fairy tales, book reviews, and writer rants. This is of course true or I never would have posted it. Things will basically be very much the same around here, except that there will be posts more consistently and there will be a lot more that has to do with fairy tales. Because I love fairy tales and am finally giving into this fact. I will tell you more about that in the coming month.

You can also see there are more pages along the bar at the top. I like to think of each of these as a newly renovated room in the palace. They include:


“About Me”:

It’s where you get to peek into my personal life and learn about who I am. I have a profession bio at the beginning, which is short and sweet, but a little farther down is also the longer, fun bio.


“My Books”:

This is of course where you can find information about the books I have published and places to buy them. You will also be able to purchase any of my book there in the future (except the Kit Parker books because of copyrights, but they will still be available on Amazon)


“Contact Me”:

If you want to send me an email about anything related to my writing or my blog, this is the place to go to. I would love to connect with you and will try to respond to you as swiftly as possible. And seriously, every like, follow, comment, email, and such make me so incredibly happy so please don’t hesitate! If you are looking to connect with me on social media, you can do so by following the links on the righthand side of the top of this (or any) page.


“Reviews”:

This is the Royal Library, the only room still under construction. But only because I haven’t started posting my reviews yet. In the months to follow as I post reviews I will add links to this page so they will be easier to find in the future.



But my newly renovated pages are not the only changes coming to the Ivory Palace!

Theme:

As I mentioned above, I am revamping my posts so most of them have a fairy tale theme. And there will be a lot more book reviews. Fairy tales have been very important to me for a long time (as I will share with you in the upcoming month) and have become an integral part of my writing. So it would be amiss if my blog did not reflect that.

But I will also be posting writing advice and rants, so don’t worry! I know all of you love to listen to me rant…

In the meantime, please have a look around and drop me any feedback you have in the comments. I would especially love to hear your thoughts on the updates, along with any suggestions for books you would like me to review (fairy tale retellings specifically), writing related articles you would like to see, and fairy tales you would like to hear me talk about.


See you at the end of the week! Until the next time we meet don’t forget to live happily ever after <3

~Jennifer Sauer, the Ivory Palace Princess

5 comments:

  1. AAAAAAAAAAAUGH your blog looks amazing! :D I love the new format and the new buttons, it all looks so pretty! I am so ridiculously stoked to see the posts you write in the future. I missed this place a lot!

    -Harpley

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I missed posting and knowing that there were people like you who would be this excited made all the work I put into the revamp worth it. Seriously, without you I would have given up on this a long time ago. So thank you <3

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  2. Oooooh! Yay! I really enjoy reading your blog, I'm glad you're back.

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    1. Aw! Thanks so much, Lissy! It makes me happy to know I still have faithful readers :3

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