I always enjoyed reading and I would occasionally feel the need to be on the other side of the page, so to say, be the one doing the writing. But this has mainly been a personal, therapeutic activity. I deviated from this pastime for a while, when literature and foreign languages became something I chose to study, rather than just indulge in whenever I had the time. A couple of years after graduating from University I eventually started writing for fun again – I grew exhausted by the excessively practical application of what I had learnt, so I found my way back to the old, impractical, creative outlet. 
Parallel Lives was the result of a promise to myself, it was never meant to pay the bills or be a literary masterpiece; I just needed to prove myself I could write it and eventually share it with whoever might be interested in reading it. This lead to the blog, which was initially meant to showcase the book, but it didn’t take long for me to discover how many beautiful, gifted and supportive people there were in the WordPress community. So my posts often stray from the typical presentation of sample fragments and I end up focusing on more personal aspects. So thank you for stopping by and putting up with me 🙂 . Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions!

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  1. Hi, I’m reaching out because I appreciate your eyes. My work is now found on a different site – similar name, different address – eleganceindeliciousverse.com – I always look forward to your read, take care, em.

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  2. I enjoy writing for very similar reasons. I am doing an on-line writing course at the moment and recently shared a similar comment about my interest in writing: ‘…I have the urge to write, create things and share. I get a huge buzz through reading, watching films and theatre, hearing music, seeing hand-made things etc and I want to contribute to the pool of what is out there, for others to dip into.
    Success would be for someone to feel enriched by what I have enjoyed and worked hard to produce. I don’t expect to make a living out of it…’

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    1. I love your definition of success as something more… something not necessarily connected to financial goals, but rather an outlet for the soul, an expression of the creative side and the pleasure or comfort it can provide. I think in many cases it’s our creativity that keeps us balanced. Anyway, best of luck with your writing course!

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  3. ” it was never meant to pay the bills or be a literary masterpiece; I just needed to prove myself I could write it and eventually share it with whoever might be interested in reading it” I think I started writing in the same manner. Good luck and keep having fun writing

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  4. Hi Ana, I just found your lovely blog here; the photographs are amazing. I love blogging and love having a platform where I can post and share whatever is on my mind. Like you say it doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece it’s more about the craft and using your writing and photography for fun and finding new ways to see and share our worlds. Mel.

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    1. Thank you for you visit, Mel 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed what you found. I agree, blogging is a great way of sharing and supporting those who open up. It has been rewarding in unexpected ways, I must admit 😉 .

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