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Creative Writing Defines Me. It's who I am.


A writer. It's all I've ever wanted to be. 

From the moment I could hold a pen, I've wanted to create entire worlds with words and put the adventures in my mind down on paper. My parents will vehemently agree to the fact that I've always had an over-active imagination. I guess there are just some things that you don't grow out of.

I feel like when I tell people I want to be a writer, I get the classic laugh-slash-tut "Oh, so you're going to be the next J. K. Rowling?" and, yes, while I would love to write a book series and never have to think twice about the money in my bank account ever again... I'll be content if I can just write. 

I don't need to make millions and have my face on the inside of dust-sleeves of books. I just want to be able to sit down at my laptop and create- and hopefully make a living out of something that has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I've always written stories; whether I was ripping off Enid Blyton's The Famous Five with mine and my friend Megan's ingeniously named series The Five Friends, or typing up playscripts to rope our younger siblings into acting out with us. 

As of now, I'm as close to touching my dream as I've ever been. I'm about to head into my third, and final, year of a Creative Writing degree- and now I really have a sense of how writing defines me. I love to write drama, horror and psychological thrillers. I'm finding my footing in my own little writer's niche and noticing recurring patterns within my most successful stories. Hell, call me a sadist but nothing inflates my writer's ego more than making somebody cry with my work, or watching them turn around and ask what the fuck is wrong with me!

And, of course, I have my blog. While I do not intend to upload any of my fictional pieces of work on here, I hope to mould this blog into a little space I can be proud of. I want to combine other passions of mine; including cruelty-free beauty and travelling, with my number one raison d'Γͺtre.         

So, yeah. 'A writer' is something I consider to be one of the strongest pillars of my identity. Writing is my hobby, my expression, my relief and my most long-standing aspiration. I hope one day I can hold a little hard-copy published baby of mine in my hands and, until then, I hope that you enjoy my blog and all of the creations I'll share with you!


If you write, do you write fiction, blog, or both? Or what is it that you consider to be a defining feature of who you are?

Rachel x


18 comments

  1. I think most bloggers will either identify more with writing, or taking photos. I am definitely more in the photo camp, but I love to read. I wish I had your creativity for writing, the passion you have - its inspiring! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Thank you so much! See, I wish I had the knack for taking photos, but I guess I just fit more naturally into the writing side. Thanks for reading :D

      Rachel x

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  2. I hope you become a writer one day. Keep chasing that dream of yours!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  3. I can relate to this post so much! Since getting back into blogging this year I've re-discovered my love for writing - I'd love to hear more about your experiences with the creative writing degree as it is something I am considering.

    -Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Writing is great, isn't it? If you've got any questions about the degree or want to talk about it in general I'd be happy to help! You can always message me on insta or twitter @rachelemmablog :) If writing is something you're passionate about, I'd definitely look into it. I will probably do a lot more in-depth posts on the degree next summer once I've finished x

      Rachel

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  4. Oh this is so motivating girl! Your writing style is amazing as well..

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you found it motivating :)

      Rachel

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  5. Love this so much! I love writing too, and totally wrote lots of my own stories when I was younger too!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/how-i-keep-my-skin-healthy-in-the-summer/

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    1. I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only one who was like that as a child, haha! Thank you for reading x

      Rachel x

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  6. I feel the exact same thing about writing. I think it's great you took the course, it must've been very influencing and interesting. I wish I had a chance to participate. Unfortunately I already graduated and nothing related to writing. Maybe some additional classes would help me? Good luck with your writing, from your post I can see you're very good with words.
    Dorota
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    1. Thank you so much, that means the world! My degree has definitely helped my writing and helped me develop a style, but there is no way you couldn't manage it on your own. That being said, it's never too late to study again, and online courses and evening classes always exist! Good luck with your writing too, and thanks for reading :)

      Rachel

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  7. Yaiy congrats on making it to the third year! You got this! :)

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! :)

      Rachel x

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  8. You sound just like me as a child! I must have spent most of my time writing these crazy fictional narratives and, for the life of me, I cannot find where I put them ('cause in my head they were kinda' good πŸ˜‚). I then studied Creative Advertising Design at University and while I loved copywriting, I ended up as an art director. I truly believe that my passions are for both the written word and visuals, equally, so it's no surprise that I'm a blogger.

    All the very best for your final semester in Creative Writing! I can only imagine what an amazing degree that must be to complete.

    Love, Kiara πŸ’•
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    1. I wish I knew where I'd put mine too! I'd love to take a trip down memory lane. I'm so glad that your degree opened so many doors for you, it must be great to work in a field that you've always had a flare for! Thank you so much for the good luck wishes and for reading my post... and good luck in your career and your blogging! x

      Rachel

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  9. I totally relate on the loving writing. I've wrote stories for as long as I can remember! How are you finding the creative writing at uni? I really hope it all works out for you!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy my course- it's definitely given me a much stronger sense of what sort of writer I am, and has improved my writing massively. I'm excited to see where it leads x

      Rachel

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