You’ve found my blog, I hope you like it?
Just thought I’d give you a small insight into who I am.
My name is Amy Elizabeth (as if that wasn’t obvious from my blog title) and I write poetry.
I am currently 20 in 2015, but that’ll change again next year and I probably won’t remember to keep updating it, so you’ll have to work it out yourselves. 🙂
I would call myself ‘quirky’ and individual, but I’m certainly not indie. I’m just a regular girl who has some irregular interests. I don’t try to be different for the sake of saying “I’m different”, I just try to be me. 🙂
My favourite band are ‘A Great Big World’, my favourite poet is Shane Koyczan – who I recently had the great pleasure of seeing live and meeting for the first time,
– my favourite film is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and my favourite book is The Fault in Our Stars.
So you see, I’m not completely different. Although I do have a Harry Potter Tattoo. ahah!
I have been writing for about 3 years, maybe ever so slightly longer, and it became a passion of mine ever so quickly. I find that a lot of people don’t really respect poetry now days because it’s usually seen by only GSCE/A-Level English students who normally despise the stuff. I can’t say I blame them, much of it is old, overused and boring. Personally, I loved most of it, and that’s probably what sparked my interest of writing it, but for others, it’s just a bit of a drag. I do feel like that would be changed – at least in some people’s heads – if english lessons were focused around more modern poetry, and also spoken word, (that’s my favourite kind of poetry,) but what can you do?
Despite poetry being less common in recent times, I still write for my own sake. I don’t write to impress anyone or for anyone else, I write because it’s an outlet, and also because I enjoy it. It helps me put my ideas onto paper, and it also gives me an escape into a different world for a short time. That’s what I love about writing, it’s powerful.
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore.
Did I mention I was a massive Harry Potter fan?