Some introductions…

Hi! I’m Ellie. I’m an 19 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 would love to be an actress someday, which, I know, keep dreaming. Writing is the only other thing I’m semi-decent at, but only two topics: a) fiction, and b) myself (I’m just a little bit of a narcissist. It’s endearing. I hope).

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. I can’t promise any kind of regular update schedule, because I am terrible at time management and juggling life and such… not my strong suit.

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:

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). If you have any feedback, please leave a comment, I absolutely love hearing from people.Till next time! Xx

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  1. wordscoffeeandlacedresses says:

    This post is good! The comment from your cousin Jo made me laugh 😀 Keep it up 🙂

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    1. Haha, thanks! She’s actually part of the reason I decided to join wordpress over other blog-hosting sites. She’s got a blog that has been pretty much abandoned because she pretty much does social media for a living, so it’s less fun for her now I guess? Also it’s difficult to find the time.

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  2. Your style of writing is already very entertaining! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you very much! That really means a lot 🙂

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  3. Agreed! In terms of ‘what do I write about?’ The only advice I think is truly useful is that you should always write about topics that you love. As long as you find it interesting, then this will shine through to your readers!

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    1. Thank you for the advice, it’s greatly appreciated 🙂 I’ve been reading a few of your entries, it looks like you’re having the time of your life! I’m thinking of taking a year abroad, but I’m not sure whether I should take a gap year or do it in uni. Thoughts?

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      1. Ah- I could not recommend more taking a study abroad year! It depends what you’re looking to do, really. For me, I wanted to get started at university and I initially had no plans of studying abroad. It was only at the end of my first year, after I had decided to carry on with French, that it crossed my mind that studying in France for a year could be seriously beneficial. If you want to travel somewhere like Asia, or India, then you’re not going to be able to do this through a placement year with your university. But, if like me you’re looking to go somewhere like France or Spain or even maybe Germany, in order to study or work there and improve your language skills then I’d recommend a year abroad whilst at university. HOWEVER, I do know a few people who went off to Hong Kong and Australia as a study abroad period, not to learn the language but in fact just to have fun really. Personally, I don’t think I would’ve coped taking a year abroad straight after college- I was way too young and immature! Haha. Doing it between year 2 and 3 of uni was perfect for me- my head was a bit more screwed on when I had to deal with difficult things! If you want any more advice then I’m always happy to help 🙂

        Abbie

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  4. Kelli says:

    “99.9% melodramatic flailing, 0.1% profound musings” – the perfect summation of being a teenager! You have a wonderful voice, I look forward to reading your posts!

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    1. Thank you very much! I read some of my old diaries from when I was fourteen and started cringing at how intellectual I thought I was. I thought I’d add a disclaimer 🙂

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      1. Kelli says:

        Hahaha. I have 3 journals of horrifyingly bad poetry that I was so sure was meaningful and profound at the time. I can relate

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  5. Becky B says:

    already feels like 10% profound musings to me!

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m sure you will change your mind about that 😉 at least I will readily admit that some things I say won’t be as ‘deep and meaningful’ as I make them out to be!

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      1. Becky B says:

        Suspect I won’t on your performance so far. I’m more than twice your age and have yet to stop rambling, so am looking forward to learning alongside you.

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  6. @beckybwinch I hope we both get a little closer to being able to stay on-topic! I think that rambling is just a normal human thing, I sometimes refer to it as ‘monologuing’!

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  7. You have such an entertaining honest style of writing I love it. Best of luck for the A levels.

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    1. Thanks so much! AS results day in ten days, this will be a good way to take my mind off it.

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      1. I have no idea what that means but good luck!

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  8. They are the grades for the exams I sat this year. They are not very important in the scheme of things, but it’s quite nerve-wracking all the same :/

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  9. Liking your intro. Agree with the above comment about your cousin Jo. Made me smile.

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    1. Thank you! I really owe her a lot because her blog convinced me to choose this site over others. Also when I discovered her blog as a satanic 14-year-old I read out an entry in from of a few members of extended family and she had to leave the room.

      I was a terrible child and now live in fear of her discovering this blog and enacting revenge.

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      1. No way! Your poor cousin. Haha. I hope you made it up to her…

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      2. I’m not great at apologising, so… Yeah, I’ve never really mentioned it again. But now that I’m talking about it, I feel like I should do something about it. I’m going to send her a message on Facebook.

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      3. Good luck. Hopefully she can laugh about it now…?

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      4. Just messaged her, she’s fine with it, thank goodness. 🙂

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  10. Bea dM says:

    Hi I like that you’re young and enthousiastic and self-reflective (rambling goes with the territory) and we shorties have to stick together anyway, so I’ve decided to follow you 🙂

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    1. Oh thank you! We do need to stick together, it’s a big world out there 😉

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  11. I wish you luck with your A levels. Focus on that!

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    1. Thanks! I’m working on juggling things so that I don’t ditch all the things I love doing just for schoolwork 🙂

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  12. Jackie says:

    Ah, my dear Miss Ellie, if I may be so bold as to call you that, your writing is so very fun to read. Just write. And read – as much as you can, as often as you can. Jean Cocteau said “The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.” So mix and stir those words of yours frequently.

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    1. Will do! I find it difficult to fit reading into my schedule, but I love it and try to read a little before I go to bed every night. Thank you for the lovely advice and feedback 🙂

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      1. Jackie says:

        Good plan. I just read an article on Interesting Literature that you may like http://interestingliterature.com/2015/09/16/five-fascinating-facts-about-the-jungle-book/

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      2. A very interesting read! I loved the Jungle Book film as a child and was delighted when I discovered that the book was about more than just Mowgli and co! Thanks for showing it to me 🙂

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  13. oneta hayes says:

    Hi, Ellie. Finding you via Bloggers World. I’m glad to follow, and I will also see you on occasion at BE.

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