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swytla

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself - Camus

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22 January
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I'm just an ordinary girl who loves to read, educate herself on all kind of things that get a hold of her attention, and who is happy to share her opinions, passions, projects and general likes. Therefore, expect various posts on things I’ve come across and which I think you will be happy to experience for yourself. :D

I decided to create a journal also in order to communicate with other authors and to give my creative ideas a boost.

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LITERATURE

I love well written stories and new, fresh ideas offering readers a deeper understanding of characters, the world and people alike. That is why I’ll always be on the lookout for new novels, movies, series, and music since these help us reach our full potential as human beings.

Experiencing a well-written story is like finding a new friend. You’ll never be alone as long as you remember them.
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MY WRITING
Writing became my passion after I made my first tentative steps in the new, big and wide world of being an author and an avid reader.

Writing is a lonely process - it demands your full attention and spirit, and other people just might find themselves on the wrong side of your temper when they walk in uninvited.
I decided to practise my literary skills (limited as they are) in the LOTR fandom when my own original story never saw the light of the day and remained a sad unfinished project. Sometimes I just want to achieve too much - write a perfect starting chapter, have the best characters and add a touch of mystery to boot - and I am just a tad too critical with my own work, demanding too much too soon.*sigh*

Bearing in mind that English is not my mother tongue, I find writing in this language a good practice and a thrilling challenge at the same time. But of course, I’m not about to completely neglect my own tongue – that would be a shame.

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HISTORY & SOCIOLOGY

I am also deeply interested in past eras. Medieval Europe and the living style of Renaissance are fascinating me, though I’m quite familiar with Regency and Victorian era, largely thanks to Austen, Dickens and Gaskell.

There is always something new to be found about the towns, castles and courts, and in no way were the lives of our ancestors dull or boring. How they survived, lived, worked and explored is something that can be researched for a lifetime. Fashion, religion, superstition and the revival of Roman culture in Renaissance offers us a blend of pagan and Christian worlds. Intriguing, don't you think?

Perhaps many would now agree that there is something to be said about the dark ages not being so dark after all, when you take time to look closer. Veils are here to be lifted away, don't you think?

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