Hi! I’m Ellie. I’m an 20 year old studying drama at Exeter university. I’m ‘perky’, according to some (‘insane’ according to others, but let’s not get bogged down with other people).
My biggest passion is drama, or- as my cousin Jo so eloquently puts it- a desire to “don a wig and represent a tree through interpretive dance” (thanks, Jo). I’m excited about making art and telling stories through theatre, but writing is another way of expressing these stories.
I really love writing and generally documenting my life (diaries, vlogs, photography) so I started this with the intention of doing some actual honest non-fiction writing, even if it is exclusively my take on things.
So what will I write about? Still not sure. From where I’m standing (or more accurately, sitting) now, I’m thinking a mixture of reviews of theatre, film and television, life anecdotes, plus occasional keyboard tirades if I’m feeling particularly angry about politics/sexism, etc. Please bear with me, as my current style of writing is (hopefully please god) going to improve over the course of the next year or so, and until then I will endeavour to keep keyboard-flailing to a minimum (I’m doing well now, right?).
Here are some good posts to check out if you wanna get a clearer idea of what I’m like and what sort of content this blog has to offer.
- If you like political commentary, I’d suggest #RedInstead: Why I’m Saying No to Autism Speaks.
- For drama-related things, read The death of small-scale theatres.
- I write a lot of personal posts, such as A Ramble About Imposters Syndrome and Taking My Time.
- I also enjoy creative writing! For an example of this, check out Free-writing to Music.
Thank you for sticking around this far. If you liked what you saw here, please like this post and follow me to see more of my posts (I also follow back). I am aiming to post fortnightly on Tuesdays when work and life don’t completely subsume me. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment, I absolutely love hearing from people.Till next time! Xx