||[May. 6th, 2007|01:30 pm]
The Creative Quill
Well, I guess I'll take the initiative and introduce myself. My name is Maren. I'm a sophomore at the University of Oregon, studying vocal performance. Music is pretty much #1 in my life right now. Voice (obviously) is my primary instrument, but I also play flute/piccolo, piano, Irish whistle, handbells, and dabble in a few others.|
I'm also an avid reader--of all genres. Billy Collins (poet), Sir Walter Scott, Oscar Wilde, Edmond Rostand are among my rather lengthy list of inspirational writers...and people in general. I haven't locked myself into a genre, really. I just write my stories. I'm almost embarrased to admit how many WIPs I have right now. I'm writing a collection of vignettes: style inspired by Sandra Ciscneros, content inspired by life. Also, a historical novel about the Easter Rising in Ireland, a YA historical fantasy (sort of), a YA time-travel, and two YA alternative/fantasy. Most are in extreme brainstorming stage. The historical novel is being rewritten, and it is currently my main project.
Anyway, I look forward to getting to know everyone...and your work, too.