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Hello everyone, my name is Nina, I live in England and I've had a love for writing for as long as I can remember. English isn't strictly my first language but it's been my language of preference ever since I learned it because I simply adore it and all of its shades of meaning, and I now speak it far better than my original language, to my mother's disappointment. I live with my parents and four siblings (holy smokes!) in a very rural part of England full of sheep and cows and rivers. It's a good place for inspiration, I think, although not very exciting at all.

I have several unfinished pieces and have too many ideas to contemplate. I'm that girl that takes a notebook everywhere and scribbles down everything I see and hear in case it comes in handy someday. The piece I am working on at the moment is a fast-paced and fairly lighthearted sci-fi story involving time-travel and pirates.

All right, I'll keep it as short and sweet as that! I look forwards to discussing here and to giving encouragement as well as receiving it. :) Oh, I'm 18 years old and have recently submitted my applications to UCAS, if all goes well hopefully I'll be off to study a degree in English Lang/Lit next September! I am not totally serious about getting published just yet, but to be published some day would be a dream come true. I just hope to improve my writing technique until that day.


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Oct. 14th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hello, Nina! I'm Ashley! I agree with you x 100 that rural England is a great place for inspiration. I spent three weeks driving through your lovely countryside for my honeymoon last summer and I was just thrilled/amazed/enraptured. What a beautiful country.

And wow - writing in English as a second language? My hat's off to you. And how do you manage to focus on writing in a house with four siblings??

Woo-hoo sci-fi! I don't think you can go wrong with time-travel and pirates. I know I would read just about anything with that combination :)
Oct. 14th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon! England certainly does have plenty of beautiful bits, but I think that it's the same for most countries. I'm split nationality, half-English, so I think that it was always going to be easier for me to pick it up after I moved here. :) And yeah, the four siblings were never helpful for creating a peaceful writing environment (I'm the eldest too, arrghhh!) but luckily they're all a little older now!

Thanks for the welcome!
Oct. 14th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hi, Nina, glad to have you.

I'm dying to hear your accent with a language background like that. I've been stuck in Kansas all my life.

I find I have more writing ideas the less I have going on to occupy my mind, which is probably why I should probably delete all of my Twitter accounts, but I won't.

I look forward to hearing your input. I'm sure you have some great ideas to share.
Oct. 14th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
My accent is pretty much ordinary English nowadays, my foreign accent disappeared a couple of years ago (I've been here eight years now). My accent has most distinctly a Somerset inflection as that's the county I'm from. :)

I look forward to hearing what you all have to say too, I don't really get to discuss writing anywhere outside of the internet because none of my friends share the interest. Thanks for the welcome!
Oct. 14th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I can hear the accent in your writing lol, I love it! Welcome, welcome and hello :)
Oct. 14th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
You Americans (I presume?) and your accents ;)
Thanks for the welcome!
Oct. 14th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
lol we love them, I have a slight valley girl accent lol, but intellegent, I swear. lol
Oct. 15th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
Ahh, OK, I believe you!
Oct. 15th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
Hi Nina and Welcome! Good luck with your application to UCAS!

Time travel and pirates?! I'm sold! :D
Oct. 15th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome!

Outlandish concepts always seem to find me!
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