Laura Besley

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About Me
Here For
Writing, Critiquing, Support, Networking

Writing (obviously), reading, films, travel, eating (wish I was a bigger fan of cooking).

Favorite Music
Norah Jones, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol, Nina Simone

Favorite Movies
* The King's Speech * The Bridges of Madison County * The English Patient * Lars and the Real Girl * Good Will Hunting

Favorite Books
* The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy * A Change in Altitude - Anita Shreve * The Book Thief - Markus Zusak * One Day - David Nicholls

Favorite Quotations
"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." Belva Davis

General About Me
I'm a full-time EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher in Hong Kong. I teach mainly kids, but some adults too. I'm lucky that my job is flexible and I can fit my writing in around it. I love travelling, cultures, countries, food, languages (ones I can speak and ones I can't). I've been writing on and off all my life, but more regularly the last couple of years. I hope one day to make a living out of it, but it's early days! I've had one short story published as part of an anthology (an am awaiting a second) and write flash fiction, book reviews and travel pieces on my blog: Take a look if you have time!

Shout Box
Oct 9th 2012

Hello everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome. Currently can't email, so am going to try this 'shout box' instead. I'm very pleased to be a part of this wonderful group of writers and expect to be totally inspired by all the writing going on! 

Oct 8th 2012

And hi from me too!

Oct 8th 2012

Hi Laura, welcome to the group! I hope you'll feel at home here and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Oct 8th 2012

Hi Laura and welcome to WA! Look forward to knowing more about you and seeing you around the site. Hope you enjoy it.

Oct 8th 2012

HI Laura, welcome to WA hope you enjoy the experience! 

Oct 8th 2012

Hello Laura and Welcome! Look forward to seeing you around the site. 

Oct 8th 2012

Welcome to our lovely site, Laura!


Oct 8th 2012

Welcome, Laura. Please let us know a little about yourself. Hope we can help you here.

Oct 5th 2012

Hi Laura,

Welcome to the site!

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