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The proverbial nutshell will snugly accommodate about five fun facts…

I love how my name sounds in French.
I eat peanut butter cups but I hate peanut butter.
I am a night owl but I’m also a day dreamer.
I like to write with a pencil.
I cried at The Little Mermaid. Yes… ‘at’ her.

But for those of you who would prefer the more conventional version of events…

I was once an eccentric eight year old writing scripts in my bedroom and directing the children in playground productions at school. At this moment in time, a decade or two down the life line, you can still find me, pencil in hand, just minus the playground.

I’m several knees deep amidst a novel, a handful of paper sheets away from a screenplay, and I’m the proud owner of a collection of notebooks that only one with a feverish fetish for stationery would revel in. The pages are flooded with writing to be read, and it is here that I’m initiating the rummage for readers.

In July 2014 I took a leap of faith and decided to delve into the world of professional fiction writing. After some precautionary strength training of the brain, to help wage in the war of rejection, I was dumbfounded to hear that my first submission had been accepted. My short story ‘Waiting for No Man’ has been published in Issue 12 – The Time Issue of Popshot Magazine.

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  1. “proud owner of a collection of notebooks that only one with a feverish fetish for stationary would revel in”. Oh my! I thought I was the only one out there. Glad to meet you, my notebook twin

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      1. They are!! Usually I have to pull myself away from this indulgence because there are other *more* important things to buy. Pampers. Food. *sigh*

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      2. Ah yes, food, an annoying necessity. Well yes I did say little indulgence but once you’ve chosen a few it’s amazing how much you can spend at the till! Paperchase is my favourite, I’m not sure if you have it in the US?

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  2. Hey my gorgeous Laura!! Doing the day 30 Sound of Music Goodbye, Farewell……..!!! So glad I did the 101, had a ball, will continue to do so!! Love your blog, huge inspiration to me, in particular them damn fine photos!! Heheheh!! And HUGE breakfasts!! ❤

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    1. Ah I’m sad that it’s over, but so pleased to have come across some magical finds, you included! Thank you for saying so, I still haven’t completed the final task but I shall definitely be sauntering over to yours when I do! x

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  4. What’s your name in French? Great blog by the way! I have to agree that notebooks are awesome. I have about ten that I have started but have never finished. The notebook company has me thinking about buying stock. I found you via Writing 101 and really did like your recent post in response towards Day 5.. It got my thinking! Ha! Great job.

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    1. It’s actually the same in French, it’s just that the French pronounce the ‘r’ in it with such a gutsy throat sound I think it sounds much nicer that way, ha!

      I’m so glad it got you thinking. I will have a wander over to you now… 🙂

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  5. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” You’ve been doing a great job and deserve it! Thanks for being awesome!

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  6. Thanks for coming to see me at Steve Says…come again, stay a while – have a drink even but just one bottle I know what you are like now! I look forward to this blogging journey with you. Steve…

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  7. I like your blog! your writing is so expressive and I very much enjoy reading. Your site is simple and clean allowing me to focus on your words. I find it so pleasing!! looking forward to reading more of anything you post!!

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  8. My collection of notebooks is small, quite old and tattered. The contents often seem rather dark, even to me, when I go back to them after all the years.

    After being accepted, I think it was 1973 (Posner, Richard W) or thereabouts, to Clarion, a workshop in creative writing (all science fiction actually), at Michigan State. Six weeks of “instruction” by six well known, “successful” scifi authors; Ted Sturgeon, Robin Scott Wilson (the founder of the original Clarion workshop) and Harlan Ellison among them.

    After being quite thoroughly disappointed by all but Sturgeon, I made a few attempts at selling myself anyway. The result was no surprise and not particularly disappointing. I simply have neither the temperament nor, consequently, the “skill” to “succeed” as a “commercial” fiction writer.

    Having said all that, it’s not intended to discourage you, nor anyone else for that matter. By all means, congratulations on your “success”. May it continue and burgeon.

    Now I think I should take some time to look beyond your “About” page and see if this old dog might yet learn a new writing trick or two.

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    1. The best notebooks are old and tattered, it means they’re full of thoughts, even if they are dark. Mine are often embarrassing to me, especially the ones from years ago. But they all have their part in the journey I guess… My success is very small so far, but I am determined, so we shall see. Thanks for the food for thought, I hope you do find some inspiration across my pages, as I’m not sure I’m experienced enough to teach much yet…

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  10. So super stoked i stumbled upon your blog – looks fascinating and i am about to try my hand at Edge for your bi-weekly challenge so expect some words in your direction…

    i LOVE i smith words!

    Keep on
    love brett fish

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  11. What I like about this blog so much – is the fact that you like to write using pencil.
    Now that is amazing. Not that many writers today here in L.A. write with a pencil.

    You seem like a real cool and down to earth person. You also seem like the type that likes to make conversations a lot. 🙂

    Thank you for taking your time and reading my blog and liking it.

    I took my time to read your About page…and I shall return to favor in reading your Bowie inspired poem.

    I am going to follow your page.

    It’s such a pleasure to make your acquaintance. 🙂

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    1. A pencil definitely makes all the difference, especially when you need something to keep up with the rushing words, before the writer’s block sets in… I must admit I didn’t see many pencils during my last visit to LA, but a lot of laptops :-/ Thank you for the compliment, and for visiting me too, you write beautifully 🙂

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