Venice Kichura

Biography

Venice Kichura is a freelance writer who writes for several websites and has been published in print media. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Venice holds a Bachelor of Science in English and History. She started her writing career as a feature writer for a South Florida newspaper where she also wrote a weekly column.

Venice has been published in several print publications, including “Connecticut Parents Magazine", “God Allows U-Turns”, "Pentecostal Evangel","Sonlight Christian Newspaper" and others.

She’s written more than 1,000 internet articles which have been published in sites such as Suite 101 and Associated Content. As a writer for Demand Media since 2008, she's written numerous articles for websites such as "Garden Guides" and others.

Venice has a passion for encouraging others in their Christian walk and has written book reviews for the Christianity section of About.com.

Books

Highlights of Beautiful China
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
China is a land with breathtaking scenery and culture unique to other countries. Some of the highlights of China explored in this book include the Great Wall and Xian’s Terracotta Warrior museum. This article eBook chronicles my 15-day trip to China. Included are tour highlights, along with useful traveling tips and plenty of photos.
Exploring Ballpoint Pen Art: Drawing Techniques and Tips
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
(4.00 from 1 review)
“Exploring Ballpoint Pen Art: Drawing Techniques and Tips” is an article written to encourage readers to unlock the world of drawing with ballpoint pens. Besides sharing drawing techniques and tips, it also includes the history of the ballpoint pen movement and highlights prominent ballpoint pen artists. The article is complete with photos and tips.
What I Wish I Had Known Before Adopting: Preparing for Adoption and Dispelling Adoption Myths
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Preparing for adoption involves more than setting up a nursery. It also means learning how to be more sensitive to the needs of adoptees so adoptive parents can be better prepared when their adopted children deal with emotional issues concerning their adoption. Besides addressing thoughtless comments, this article (about 7,700 words) exposes several of the myths linked with adoption.
Pen and Ink Art: Tips for Sketching and Drawing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
This eBook article, of roughly 6,000 words, explores the various techniques of pen and ink, as well as shows how this art medium can be combined with color. Besides noting art materials, it includes tips for sketching drawing outdoors and even doodling. It also notes how you can correct mistakes by working around your misplaced marks. Photos of some of the author’s drawings are included.
Portugal: Highlights of Lisbon and Surrounding Areas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Lisbon is a city full of treasures and is a must-see for the serious traveler. Walk the cobblestone, narrow streets of the old Alfama District, see the tombs of Vasco da Gama and other notables. Tour the Jerome Monastery and admire the Queluz Palace. Besides highlighting the popular tourist sites, this article contains many photos, traveling tips and unique facts about Portugal.
Exploring Morocco: Highlights of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes and Tangier
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Morocco is a country rich in culture and history. Nothing compares to its beautiful scenery, which includes everything from white sandy beaches to the majestic Atlas Mountains. From my recent trip to this enchanting country in North Africa I’ve learned to appreciate Morocco’s past, besides learn about life here. This article also contains photos, traveling tips and life in modern Morocco.
Highlights of Spain: Visiting Seville, Granada, Madrid and Other Cities
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This article covers the main attractions of some of Spain’s major cities including Seville, Granada, Madrid and others. Contemplate the beauty of the Alhambra, the world’s most preserved Arabian castle. See the tomb of Christopher Columbus inside the Cathedral of Seville. These are just a few of the highlights of beautiful Spain. It also includes many photos, besides traveling tips and facts.
Turning Articles Into Ebooks
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
“Turning Articles Into Ebooks” is an article (7,000 words plus) that shares how writers can create informative eBooks that are articles rather than full-length books. It features some of the guidelines of major self-publishing platforms, including formats and other tips. This article also offers encouragement as to how readers are buying eBook articles.
Nonsurgical Options for Chronic Lower Back Pain
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Pain management
“Nonsurgical Options for Chronic Lower Back Pain” is an article that offers information for treating back pain. Too often people who suffer from chronic lower back pain think surgery is their only choice, when there are many other better ways for treating the problem. The article covers the helpful back exercises, medications, cognitive therapy and other tips for improving pain.
Drawing Realistic Animals from Photographs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
“Drawing Realistic Animals from Photographs” is an article (about 7,000 words) offering tips on how to depict lifelike drawings of animals. Although most of the book deals with drawing dogs, there’s information on drawing features of other animals. Besides tips on drawing in pencil, the book deals with using colored pencils. Included at the end are 24 photos of drawings.
Painting with Thread
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
“Painting with Thread” is an article, containing more than 5,000 words, that provides tips and information on using embroidery to create realistic needle art in subjects such as birds and flowers. It describes materials, stitches, design transfer methods and other ideas in thread painting. Photos and helpful links are also included.
The Development of Reformed Theology
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology
“The Development of Reformed Theology” is an informative article (almost 6,500 words) that chronicles the leaders and history of the reformed theology movement and outlines the basic tenants as found in the Calvinistic T.U.L.I.P concept of what it means to be reformed. It also shows how it differs from Arminianism, which is the other main type of Protestant theology.
Tips for Producing Realistic Pencil Drawings
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
“Tips for Producing Realistic Pencil Drawings” is an instructional guide for drawing lifelike drawings. This article contains tips from the artist, besides well-known artists who’ve discovered ways to make their drawings realistic by blending tones. Also contained in the book are drawings of the artists and useful links where readers can find art instructional books that have inspired her.
Cross Stitch 101
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
Cross Stitch 101 is an article that gives helpful tips and information on cross stitching and shows how this needlework craft can be made easier thanks to techniques such as gridding your fabric. It explains techniques such as railroading, which helps your needlework look neater. Besides offering useful links, Cross Stitch 101 also includes color photos of finished and unfinished projects.
Healthy Low Carb Dieting
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
“Healthy Low Carb Dieting” is an article that explains how a sensible low carb diet can help you lose weight and promote good health. The author, a woman in her early 60s, went on such a diet, which was devised by her doctor, and lost almost 50 pounds. It focuses on the basics of the diet program and gives reasons why this way of losing weight is healthy. Low carb recipes are included.
Traveling Denmark, Sweden and Norway: Highlights of Three Scandinavian Countries
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Traveling Denmark, Sweden and Norway: Highlights of Three Scandinavian Countries chronicles our trip to three Scandinavian countries. Besides offering interesting information on some of the major cities of Denmark, Sweden and Norway the book also contains photos of our Scandinavian trip. Helpful traveling tips are also included.
Substitute Teaching Survival Tips
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Careers in education
“Substitute Teaching Survival Tips,” provides information for anyone with questions about substitute teaching. It includes tips from the author and links that give readers information such as different requirements for being a sub in all 50 states. There are lesson plans that have worked for the author and websites containing sub plans for a wide range of subjects and ages of children.
Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
"Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan" is an eBook article, with photos, depicting my trip to the Holy Land and Jordan where I saw many biblical sites. It also includes helpful traveling tips. After my trip to the Holy Land, the Bible became more alive, as I had actually walked in the footsteps of Jesus. This eBook article has about 7,000 words.
Turkey and Greece: Exploring Biblical and Other Historical Ruins
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Turkey and Greece: Exploring Biblical and Other Historical Ruins” is an eBook that focuses on highlights of a trip to Turkey and Greece. The book provides historical information and includes Biblical and other historical ruins in both countries. It also contains photos and concludes with useful traveling tips. This eBook, which contains roughly 7,500 words, is considered to be a long article.
Reunion at the Beach and Other Flash Fiction Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Reunion at the Beach and Other Flash Fiction Stories” is an anthology of short stories and common experiences shared by women. While some stories are total fiction, others are based on actual experiences. All my stories have an inspirational, Christ-based message. They all show how God leads women into discovering His truths through everyday experiences.
Stories That Uplift and Inspire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Stories That Uplift and Inspire is an anthology of Christian short stories designed to encourage and entertain readers. Some stories deal with serious issues such as addictions, recovery and codependency. Others depict the pain involved in life events as giving up a child for adoption, racial prejudice and not knowing a biological parent, while the story “And Mama Never Found Out” is humorous.

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Smashwords book reviews by Venice Kichura

  • 55 Days in the Life of a Freelance Writer on Aug. 25, 2011
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    This is an excellent book that gives readers a good idea of what it's like to be a full-time freelance writer. The author gives valuable information about her daily routine and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.