iwritestuff

a 24-year-old female from Plymouth, United Kingdom

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. (Oscar Wilde)"

There are so many words, it's a wonder how I'm supposed to describe myself.

I'll start with the basics, I've been writing since I was nine. I started with short stories - mainly horror - which for a nine year old is weird but hey us writers are meant to be eccentric. 

 I carried on writing in notebooks and such. I wrote my first novel called Dawn Island when I was sixteen and have many more series planned.

I attempted to self-publish Dawn Island via Lulu.com but there were some fatal errors on their part and I had to shut off the printing (a week before the book signing no less).

I also write poetry, about all things great and small.

I tried also, somewhat unbelievably to publish my poetry in a small anthology on Createspace.com - which is great if you live in or around the US. As a UK author, not so great.

All I can say about self-publishing is that it's a lot more complicated  and costly than it looks. Personally, I wouldn't recommend using either of these sites as there are testimonies that coincide with my own experiences. Don't let that dissuade you however, it can be great if you have the means to finance it - note that thorough research is a must.

Enough of that, on to the positivity.

Despite my numerous stops and starts - one of them being very recent - I was published in the 2011 Poetry Rivals' Anthology called "Suspended in Ink". 

My inspiration comes from the world around me, its beauty and its ugliness.

My favourite authors (of Classics) are: Austen, Dostoyevsky, Shelley, Stoker, Turgenev, Wilde.

Modern lit I like includes: The Vampire Academy Series, Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld.

When I'm not writing I like to (fail at) playing my guitar, or (moderately succeed) in learning Russian, don't ask. I'm kooky and I'm strange. I like peanut butter sandwiches and I hate the rain but that's me - and that's all you're ever going to get

:) 

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