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
Mar 19th 2016

Hi Laura

Thank you for opting to be my buddy for the next month, (you may regret it).  I am looking forward to getting to know you.