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    Smile Ciao

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    I am new here. I like writing and my dream is one day to publish one of my stories. I have been writing since I was little. Now I am working on a story which started as a painting, but one painting turned into eight paintings and several written pages!!! Do not ask my why I started painting the first painting to begin with, that is a long story! I also like painting, in fact in my spare time I paint and I have made several artworks over the years. Horses and ballerinas are often the prime subjects of my works, but my cat is always a source of inspiration which I cannot escape :-) I often get new ideas from doing sport (I am a very active person) and when I am outdoor, and if one day I manage to share my ideas though publishing something, I would feel very accomplished indeed. I am dyslexic and since a young age I have had many barriers to overcome, and no matter what others said, I kept trying and I am glad I have...I would not be on this forum otherwise. Life is indeed a beautiful journey, eh?

    One of the things I absolutely love is reading, and I am always eager to explore new authors and styles of writing. Among my favourite authors stands Daphne du Marier, but recently I have discovered 'children's books' like then ones by Michael Morpurgo.

    So look forward to learn from you, share ideas, views and experiences.

    Cheerios

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    Welcome! Lovely to hear that you've rediscovered children's books. They're such a breath of fresh air, I find.

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    Welcome. I had a dream last night where I was painting, and I was doing a pretty bad job. I haven't painted anything since I was 14, I think. I can string words together, but I'm terrible with a paintbrush.

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    Welcome! I think it's wonderful you are combining your painting and writing, it sounds like your writing flows along as your paintbrush does! I am new here as well and working on my first fiction book. I also love to read books for "children." May your writing go well today! Also, congratulations on how far you have come and how far you will go.
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    Welcome! dyslexia is a tough obstacle, but like most obstacles there is usually a way over it! It sounds like you've conquered the beast. Happy writing!

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Clara View Post
    Hi Everybody
    I am new here. I like writing and my dream is one day to publish one of my stories. I have been writing since I was little. Now I am working on a story which started as a painting, but one painting turned into eight paintings and several written pages!!! Do not ask my why I started painting the first painting to begin with, that is a long story! I also like painting, in fact in my spare time I paint and I have made several artworks over the years. Horses and ballerinas are often the prime subjects of my works, but my cat is always a source of inspiration which I cannot escape :-) I often get new ideas from doing sport (I am a very active person) and when I am outdoor, and if one day I manage to share my ideas though publishing something, I would feel very accomplished indeed. I am dyslexic and since a young age I have had many barriers to overcome, and no matter what others said, I kept trying and I am glad I have...I would not be on this forum otherwise. Life is indeed a beautiful journey, eh?

    One of the things I absolutely love is reading, and I am always eager to explore new authors and styles of writing. Among my favourite authors stands Daphne du Marier, but recently I have discovered 'children's books' like then ones by Michael Morpurgo.

    So look forward to learn from you, share ideas, views and experiences.

    Cheerios

    Ciao Marie Clara. I hope your dreams will become true!

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    Hi Marie Clara! Nice to meet you, from a fellow horse lover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Clara View Post
    Hi Everybody
    I am new here. I like writing and my dream is one day to publish one of my stories. I have been writing since I was little. Now I am working on a story which started as a painting, but one painting turned into eight paintings and several written pages!!! Do not ask my why I started painting the first painting to begin with, that is a long story! I also like painting, in fact in my spare time I paint and I have made several artworks over the years. Horses and ballerinas are often the prime subjects of my works, but my cat is always a source of inspiration which I cannot escape :-) I often get new ideas from doing sport (I am a very active person) and when I am outdoor, and if one day I manage to share my ideas though publishing something, I would feel very accomplished indeed. I am dyslexic and since a young age I have had many barriers to overcome, and no matter what others said, I kept trying and I am glad I have...I would not be on this forum otherwise. Life is indeed a beautiful journey, eh?

    One of the things I absolutely love is reading, and I am always eager to explore new authors and styles of writing. Among my favourite authors stands Daphne du Marier, but recently I have discovered 'children's books' like then ones by Michael Morpurgo.

    So look forward to learn from you, share ideas, views and experiences.

    Cheerios
    That is really cool.
    Your artwork inspired your writing.
    One fuels the other, an incredible combination.

    Welcome!

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    Hi Marie, welcome to the forums!

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    Welcome! Great to hear about your writing! (And painting!)

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    Painter and writer--awesome!! Welcome.
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