About

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!

334 Replies to “About”

  1. Just read part 1 fragment of parallel lives, great description, seems like a inner turmoil going on in the character. You sure have a master with words, that I can learn from you and other things, I don´t see you can comment on it so I put the comment here. Won´t bother you with a comment every single fragment I read. But once a day, it seems good for me to read one fragment.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, you’re right about the character’s inner struggle 😉 Feel free to leave comments whenever you want, either on this page or after the posts. Have a nice day!

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  2. Appreciate that a published author would actually hit the LIKE button in one of my post´s. I´m actually a bit disturbed by it 😉 Looking forward to reading some of your stories.

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  3. Hello Ana!
    I appreciate you taking time to check out my blog and reading my post.
    I just started blogging so it’s nice to see that people are responding to it.
    I read your fragment 18 and must say I’m curious now, it was very interesting.
    Thank you again for your kindness, hope to read more from you soon.

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    1. Hi 🙂 Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad I managed to awaken your interest. Best of luck with your new blog, I enjoyed reading your post and I’m sure more and more people will respond to your writing. Have a nice day!

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  4. Hi Ana, Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking my post. Its my first post, and I have ideas for more. I will read your posts too. I m sure I will love it. 🙂

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    1. I believe it was, you can never tell how much these things will affect you until you experience them. And it often turns out to be more than you would have expected. I’m sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thank you, that’s very kind of you! What I have managed to read on your blog so far makes me think your book might be a very interesting experience 🙂 Have a nice day!

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  5. Hi
    Loved your chronicles section
    Thanks for taking out time to read my poem 🙂
    I’ll request suggestions from you for improvement on my writing n the blog as well, as I’m just a first timer 😀
    Thanks again…

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my blog 🙂 But I wouldn’t presume to give you any advice, I’m not an expert either. Lots of luck with the new blog, I’ll stop by and see how it’s going.

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  6. Thank you for liking my post. I just started my blog a few days ago and so does my blogging legacy lol! Appreciated the love and will definitely be coming back to take a gander at your blog Are you a musician?

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      1. Hi Ana, you can nominate up to 15 bloggers to nominate. But you can do in around 10 if you like.
        I copied the way Lita did hers. There is a link to her nominations/acceptance post at the bottom of my post.
        And remember to get the little green badge included in your post. I forgot until now. You can also put the badge in your sidebar. I haven’t figured how to do that yet.

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  7. Thanks for reading my posts @ MyKoruLifestyle.com. I have noted your book, Parallel Lives, so that I can download and read it soon. I have several other books in queue, but will look forward to your posts until then.

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    1. Thanks, I hope not to disappoint you 🙂 I know what you mean about the books waiting in queue to be read, that happens to me too. Unfortunately there’s never enough time to read all we’d like.

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  8. No regrets whatsoever! It’s an excellent novel – one I’d recommend to anyone. Your style’s very dense, so it took 20-30 pages to get me really hooked – but stylistically, your mother must’ve been charlotte bronte and your father d.a.f. de sade!
    *j*

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  9. Hiya. Just a wee progress report. I’m about halfway through ‘parallel lives’ and I’m completely hooked.
    Ama’s a brilliant character study. Did you have to let her inside your head for long when you were writing it?
    😀
    *j*

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    1. Hi 🙂 We synchronized our reading schedules well, haven’t we? I’ve read slightly more than half of ‘1919 (Inside)’ and I am still pleasantly surprised, you’ve managed to create a likeable, even relatable character in spite of the not so common circumstances and lifestyle choices. I’m glad I started reading it and I hope you don’t end up with any regrets about spending your time on ‘Parallel Lives’ either. 🙂

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  10. hi, i hadn’t forgotten about you (and the code for ‘1919 (inside)’ is: VT92L – until 03 iv 14) but i had forgotten to load ‘parallel lives’ onto my tablet. i didny get around to starting it until yesterday.
    at first, i thought it was a bit ‘wordy’, but by twenty pages in, i was hooked. i’ll write a decent review once i’ve read it all.
    thanks again,
    *j*

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    1. I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the book! I must confess, I had already downloaded and read the sample pages for 1919 and I’m curious to see how it continues 🙂 It’s intriguing and it pulls you out of your comfort zone. Things are a bit crazy right now, but I’ll write a review as soon as I finish reading it. Thanks for the code and your kind words 🙂

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