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. Hey Ana,
    My blog is so obscure that am always left wondering how anyone manages to find it or even Like it. So thanks much, machos gracias, for actually stopping by and posting a ‘like’. Appreciate it. You write very eloquently and it is very good reading. Keep at it Shy Girl☺️👸.

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  2. Always a pleasure to check out other people’s blog, see their perspective of seeing the world and have a new fresh set of ideas and thought. Thanks for stopiing by my blog else wouldn’t have discovered your awesome blog 🙂

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    1. It was my pleasure and thank you for stopping by too 🙂 You’re right, one of the best things about blogging is the constant interaction with so many different points of view and ideas.

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  3. Thanks for the like on learningtocry.wordpress.com
    I appreciate your support, fellow writer, fellow traveler.
    I look forward to checking out your blog! Congrats on following through on the goal of your book. Can’t wait to learn more about it! : )
    Mid-MO, USA

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    1. Thank you, that’s so flattering 🙂 I just finished reading it and it’s deeply touching. I think we all find ourselves in such a place at least at one point in our lives. Not everybody can or wants to admit to it though….

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  4. Hi ana 🙂 How are you? Just wanted to say I’ve noticed you’ve enjoyed quite a few of my rambles in blog world, so i’m sending a big grin & a hugg to say thank you for taking time out for me. cheers! 🙂 Happy weekend! 🙂 x

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  5. Hey Ana!

    Greetings from this end.
    hope you are doing great!

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my post on SLICE OF LIFE. 🙂
    I am glad you did, since that’s how i came across this amazing website of yours.

    Needless to say, people like you are a great source of inspiration for someone who wants to write her own book, too!
    Looking forward to exchange more ideas and thoughts through the portal.

    Best wishes for future endeavors.

    Happy blogging! 🙂

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    1. Hi! I enjoyed visiting ‘Slice of Life’, your post was a pleasant read 🙂 I hope you never give up your dream of writing a book and that you find a way to make it happen!
      Best of luck with your blog and we’ll keep in touch 🙂


  6. Hey Ana. Your online writing life is truly inspiring. I’m trying to grow back into a regular creative practice after having a lot of the love of writing stamped out of me by an MFA program. Thanks for checking out my new blog!!


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  7. Ana,

    Your blog is inspiring and your writing is exceptional. Writing for the love of writing is the only reason that makes sense. The rest of the world may eventually catch on, but lots of people have already, and I am one of them.

    Thanks for your attention to my work and I will follow also…..John H.


  8. Hi! Ana,thank you so much for stopping by my blog & liking it.Its always acts as motivation for me,you are wonderful writer.


  9. Hi Ana! Thank you for liking my very first blog post. I’ve read through some of your sample fragments and I really like how descriptive you can get with characters’ introspection. It made me think about the human psyche as a whole with its strengths and flaws in general.

    Great writing. Keep it up! 😀


    1. Good luck with your new blog, keep up the good work 🙂 . I’m really pleased you enjoyed the fragments you read, especially given the fact that not only did the introspection not put you off, but it actually appealed to you. What more can I ask for than to have my words strike a chord?!


  10. Thank you for the like on “Roses and Thorns” on atrivialmindatwork.com. Your pictures are very nice. I will be following. Come by and visit my blog in the future when you have some time.

    Thanks again!


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