A heartfelt thank you to all my Wattpad readers of Silver! You helped me believe in this story and you helped me finish it! I enjoyed the experience so much with Wattpad readers, that I wanted to write another YA story for them ... this became Repeat After Me ... These novels are dedicated to all of you ... xxx
I grew up in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. My education came mostly from reading Dolly magazine and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, listening to Pulp's Common People and spending a year spent as an exchange student in Latvia.
These days, I work in the visual arts sector and like exploring Melbourne laneways and galleries for a new discovery that will give me goosebumps.
My teen characters are the girls I wish I was at 16, my adult characters are the women I'm most afraid of becoming.
I was honoured to be invited to share my best writing tip for Wattpad's 2014 Just Write It challenge: https://www.wattpad.com/77373675-just-write-it-guide-day-23-write-your-voice
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A bit about me...
After a good portion of my life spent writing test papers, research papers, magazine articles, newspaper columns, travel porn, threatening letters, letters of apology, press releases, public statements, marginalia, footnotes, excuse notes, dismissal notes, music notes and resumés, I have finally returned to writing fiction and to perhaps finish the novel that I began almost 30 years ago, back in the dark ages before the Internet.
I am here to share my love of language and imagination with you. My stories will hopefully challenge you to think, to feel and, perhaps, you will respond in some fashion. I aspire to create meaningful, theme-driven tales that draw upon the rich tradition and conventions of our wonderful literary heritage, yet with a contemporary flare.
If you enjoy thoughtful and mature storytelling, please vote, share or comment. After all, it is only through reader responses that independent writers will continue to be challenged to create.
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I write fiction, memoir and plays. I love reading new works and connecting with readers and other authors. Most often, I write about relationships that have a dysfunctional, psychological undercurrent. Some of my works may be triggering for those with histories of trauma.
In addition to creative writing, I am a researcher working with families with young children with special needs. I am also a college instructor, mother and thrift store addict.
You can read more about me here: https://www.wattpad.com/255087714-why-i-write-wattpad-interviews-rose-gluck-donna
You can also check out my blog Words and Pictures: Interviews with Memoirists and Creative Nonfiction Writers at http://rosegluckreviews.wordpress.com
You can find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009215380807
I also write under the name Donna Barrow-Green.
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I'm a crazy fish who lives in a mangrove paradise. Daydreamer. Professional Procrastinator. Likes the smell of bees and the buzz of flowers. Claims to be the most interesting author in the world, who has fought against lions in the Serengeti, trekked with penguins across the Antarctica, makes a mean chicken Parmesan. But I digress...
What kind of books do I like? I'm the classics kind of person mostly. Fitzgerald is my main man after slugging through his awful female characters. On the more modern side, I like Alan Hollinghurst, John Green, a bit of Alice Munro.
Favorite tv show? Hmm... ANIME! Ok that's out of the way. TV show? Game of Thrones is good. Arrested Development. Seinfeld.
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Hi, I'm Evelyn and I like to experiment in different genres. I try not to take myself too seriously and my writing is usually littered with smart-arse jokes, but I'd wager I'm neither as clever or as funny as I think I am.
Not to blow my own trumpet or anything (I'm not that flexible, for starters) but my paranormal young adult horror WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM? won a WATTY. Which was nice.
But don't stop there. WIDER SEAS, the zombie-pirate historical adventure comedy mash-up with Pratchett-inflected humour is my biggest project. Give it a bash. Don't take it seriously!
In my bid for genre domination, there's also KING OF MIST, the recently featured, slightly more challenging, hugely trippy literary mystery quiz.
My brief foray into the dread-genre of romance is BURNT, a tale of music and enigmatic disappearances.
My two works exploring the Jonestown Massacre are the horror fiction shorts 918, and DOWN 918 RABBIT HOLES, a non-fiction account of the massacre and my efforts to write about it.
ELEOS HARRUMPHS, I suppose you could call fanfiction. A sequel to that tome to unrestrained capitalism Atlas Shrugged, set 30 years after and stretching those gapping plot holes to their logical conclusion.
SHORTS AND ALL is a collection of some short stories I've written, such as ESCAPE FROM THE LABYRINTH, a sequel to the 80's Bowie film. And TIBBLES, a story written from the perspective of the Stephen's Island Wren (yes, really).
All my work is Ad Free. Enjoy. Don't enjoy. Whatever. Just remember; the Zombie King is only sleeping.
I'm an Ecologist by trade. I write stuff. I read stuff. My blog about all things Green is:
Rick Taylor is an author, poet and designer and lives in North London with his two daughters.
THE FARM. A chilling, spine-tingling holiday read. Going on holiday will never be the same again.
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Here in rural America the spring rains bring a fine mist over everything, green hills are imbued with a luster-like yellow which comes across as a brilliant, radiant green. There is an orchard across the street. Covered bridges, calico cats, and fresh cream. The chickadee is alive with her call. Tics are out in abundance after a rather mild winter, they come crawling in on the dogs, the cats. You find them on your arm or in your hair. Not just leeches, but destroyers of the nerves and joints. Yet there are delicate longings as well. Farm house windows stay open in the night, sweet moans drift over the meadows. The stars are close in all their distance, showering the night with myth. There is talk of revolution, but authority is strong and determined. They keep us fractured through a media devoted to deception and sleight of hand. Locally, there is more freedom. To play amongst the birch forests, the pines. To swim the gushing rivers, to taste the wild blueberry, the baked rhubarb pie. The ocean, from here, is 150 miles as the crow flies. You should know which waterways will take you there. Land is given life by waters. To dip into the stream or lake is the only pastime worth mentioning.
The sky in America takes on different aspects depending on where in the country you are. Short skies and long skies, dark skies and bright skies. Constellations of so many things. Spirit in the clouds. Once there was a storm, it came rolling down the valley. A band of horses stood in the middle of a meadow. Just a meadow I happened to be traveling by. Grass and wildflowers. There were twelve horses in total standing in a perfect circle, the whole group facing each other. And the rain was falling in sheets and lines. Patter on the car roof. Suddenly, while I was watching this formation, a bolt of lightning struck the center of the circle, sending all the strange horses scattering in different directions. I was also born on the full moon, when the St. John's Wort was blooming.
I am an antisocial, reclusive author living in a heavily fortified microcompound somewhere in the United States, specifically Denver. In fact I'm so antisocial and reclusive that almost no one has heard of me, although my writing has appeared in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Atticus Review, The Legendary, Bookslut, Red Fez, The East Bay Review, Perversion Magazine, Word Riot, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Now some of it appears here.
You're probably here by accident, or maybe fate; either way, feel free to do some reading.
The above paragraphs are plagiarized from my website, www.malarkeyweb.com, but now we're back into original material: I write short stories and novels, occasionally some light verse. I hate to self-aggrandize, but I rhymed Chaffetz with gay fêtes.
Barn Again, my first novel, is kind of long to read on this site; for your convenience, you could just buy a physical copy: https://www.amazon.com/Barn-Again-Memoir-Invasive-Species/dp/099817100X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490124686&sr=8-1&keywords=barn+again+a+memoir
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