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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

In the Beginning

From a very early age I've written lots of stories, one nor two poems and even created my own home-made books (see pic). I always assumed I’d be a writer even though my stories claimed I'd be a ballet dancer!

However, in my teens I became incredibly inhibited. I hated my handwriting and my self confidence was at an all time low. I also concluded that poetry was too obscure and elusive. (Pam Ayres reignited my interest in poetry and I soon realised there were other poets that I also enjoyed). It took me years to become re-acquainted with my own writing self-belief although I would write privately from time to time. Nevertheless, writing seems as compelling as breathing or eating at times for me, so it never went away.

Having had my writing ego stroked by friends and family I recently took an OU Creative Writing Course and to my HORROR found there were elements of my writing that required developing and polishing!
Okay, so I naively thought I'd sail through with a 1st.

Admittedly the course has been invaluable, though not without its ups and downs, which I will share with you in the next post. My ultimate aim has been to submit stories and poems to writing competitions and magazines that are worthy of publishing! Fingers crossed and thanks for listening.

Have you always wanted to be a writer? Did you write stories from the first day you could hold a crayon?


  1. Welcome to blogland Madeleine! I found the OU's Creative Writing course invaluable too!

    Good luck with your writing!

  2. Thanks Amanda
    I love your blog too.


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