Public brain-dump of a writer, café hopper & occasional traveller.
My name is Isabelle and I’m a Marketing Executive for LoveTEFL. (In other words, I write a lot and spend too much time on social media.)
Previously, I've taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam where I enjoyed making up fun teaching games - which usually tired out both my students and me. My writing work has been featured on The Culture Trip, Buffalo Tours and Hong Kong Airlines’ magazine, Aspire. I'm also an animal lover, murder mystery enthusiast and aspiring (but so far unsuccessful) ice skater.
Welcome one and all on (no doubt) your segway from productivity! If you’re desperate to procrastinate successfully – which I’m sure you are as you’re already on this site rather than working – then you’ve come to the right place. The good news is, you’re already making good progress by not working and reading this instead. Jolly good! Shall we start?
A good friend of mine recently put together a detailed and enlightening list of things she learnt on her way to 25 years of age. Inspired by this idea and just turning 25 myself, I decided to write a much less detailed and less enlightening list, but a list none-the-less. Here are a few small pieces of wisdom (or belated realisations, at the very least) that I’ve learnt in my short quarter-century of life so far.
When I first started writing, I loved the idea of inventing something entirely new from a medium as old as time. I thought of myself as an artist and a visionary, and on my more melodramatic days, I still do. But, more often than not, I consider myself more of a ‘word juggler’ than an original writer. This is why…
This month marks a momentous milestone for me. I will officially be hitting ‘self-publish’ on my neverending writing project. Making the decision wasn’t easy, though, here’s what gave me that final push.
So, we finally made it across the whole of Russia by the Trans-Siberian Rail! If it wasn’t clear already, its now clearer than ever that Russia is indeed huge. It’s taken us 21 days, 5 stops, 6,175 train miles (9937km) and 160 train hours, but we made it!
For any aspiring writers (or successful ones, for that matter), head over to Writing Strange because:
a) The talented and hilarious Jack Roe has put together a handful of great articles on writing.
b) There’s brilliant fiction to read on there too.
c) Today, I have been lucky enough to be featured!
Moving forwards, to make sure that this isn’t just a blog full of me blathering about my own work and to provide a wider perspective on the weird and wonderful world of writing I will be pestering various literary types into answering some questions for the delight and betterment of all.
First up; Isabelle Sudron, a young lady that I met at University who, in an apparent contravention of the laws of physics, has a smile bigger than her whole head. Please take the time to check out her undeniably snazzy website HEREor indeed HEREbefore reading our hard-hitting expose on the life of an aspiring children’s author.
Writing Strange Give us a little background on yourself. What was the moment it clicked that you’re a writer and what are your ambitions moving forwards?
Isabelle Sudron I’ve always written stories and poems but I never really…