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Old 02-12-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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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 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.

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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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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.

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That is really cool.
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Painter and writer--awesome!! Welcome.
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