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The Nina of 2015 belatedly says:

Words that flow like water.  They push and pull and pool and puke.  The words are an inescapable force.  It flows, they flow, they are your best and worst friend.  They form what you want to say and are formed to make the piece you want to read.  Words are like water, they flow, endless.

It’s another year, this year I am late with my yearly About Me update!  For that I apologise (it’s currently 22/05/15).

Did I change last year?  I think I did.  I know I grew more confident in academics (feeling just a little more like I belong in an honours class when I finally finished my thesis), but well, we’re always changing.

This year, I want to reflect.  I am stuck in this in between place, and it seems, I just want to reflect on my past and what makes me who I am now.  That’s why I am beginning my ‘Thousand Things to Say’ section this year.  To reflect on pieces wisdom others have told me, and also that I feel should be passed on.

I will still be writing up my Suggestive Reads, expressing my thoughts in poetry, looking for inspiration in others’ words, and may even be revamping my 55 fiction stories!

Writers, readers, bloggers, followers, friends, future friends, let’s have another great year together,

From your changing blogger,

Nina  at Wordsthatflowlikewater.wordpress.com

The Nina Of 2014 SAYS:

Words that flow like water.  They push and pull and pool and puke.  The words are an inescapable force.  It flows, they flow, they are your best and worst friend.  They form what you want to say and are formed to make the piece you want to read.  Words are like water, they flow, endless.

WELL, this is my second New Years with this blog.  I’ve been through the year gaining inspiration.  I have written poetry, creative writing that I never thought I would ever write. I have a music section that I never thought I would have.  And I am now blogging review-like “suggestive reads” which I never thought I would do.  I’ve done so many things I never thought I would do.  It seems, I have truly been inspired in 2013.

Inspiring.  I don’t know if I have been inspiring.  I can only say, I have been inspired by many.  I have been inspired by my friends, family, fellow bloggers, my readers, my followers and the blogs that I love.  I have been inspired by the weather, by my moods, by the television.

And the words  have flowed!

But, even so one who writes this much, is bound to hit a brickwall.

And brickwalls are hard.  By no means is it easy to overcome.  I’m still hitting the brickwall now, for some reason, I haven’t found the inspiration for new poetry.

But I am a writer.  A writer can be without words, however temporarily, until they find a way over the wall.  And I like persevering.  I like to think that “brickwall” translates to “a moment to change”.  I like to think that during this time of change, I am growing.  A brickwall is not the end, but an obstacle to climb over.  So that I can go from point A to point B.  And from there, go from the Writer of 2013 to the new Writer of 2014.

I will be writing short stories, poetry, 55 fiction, suggestive reads, and anything creative that I have been doing over the past two years.  And maybe, maybe I’ll be adding a little more.  I hope to continue writing well :)!

In this year to come, I will find “change”.  Change is happening all around us, and it happens at every moment of our lives.  While 2012 had been about “discovery” and 2013 had been about “inspiring”, in this year to come, I want to investigate the theme of “Change” so be sure to look out for it!

I hope, I can change and change for the better.

Writers, readers, bloggers, followers, friends, future friends, let’s have another great year together,

From your changing blogger,

Nina  at Wordsthatflowlikewater.wordpress.com

The Nina of 2013 says:

Words that flow like water.  They push and pull and pool and puke.  The words are an inescapable force.  It flows, they flow, they are your best and worst friend.  They form what you want to say and are formed to make the piece you want to read.  Words are like water, they flow, endless.

Dear readers, followers, fellow bloggers and hopefully future friends!

I’m updating my about page for 2013.  I feel its kind of necessary even if it’s already a month into the new year and three months short of being a blogger for a year.  I’ve learnt a lot since I started blogging, particularly about my writing and about myself.

Words had always come easy to me, though they might not be long and sophisticated or beautifully poetic.  They just are.  they describe the things in my head and bring colour to that image.  I want to wow, I want people to read, I want to create colour.  Whether it’s a short story about love or hate.  Murder or friendship.  I want to bring colour with my words.

And I want to be an author one day.  I want people to read my books because of what they are.  I want people to enjoy the stories I tell.  I want them to mean something.

But for now, while I work hard on becoming an author, I want to write here, where everyone can see.

It took me a long time to understand, since I had a lot of trouble to begin with, what kind of things I enjoyed writing.  I felt down sometimes, angry, frustrated, annoyed at the pile of work from uni.  But then there were times when I could write about them, express the feelings I was feeling or observing.  I discovered that I enjoyed writing about moments in a day.  Fractions of a moment that came together as a whole.

My stories had always been scattered.  When I began last year in April I had no idea exactly what I should write about, what genre, what style.  I wrote randomly about the first things that came to mind, but I found myself lacking inspiration.  I wrote about other things, posted quotes, not only to inspire others, but for inspiring myself.

As the year went on I overcame obstacles knowing always that there were people watching my blog, people waiting, maybe, to read what I write, just as I was waiting to read what others wrote.  So I focussed and worked through that particular writing block sometime in september last year.  It had been agonising, I literally couldn’t write much of anything in any form.  It was hard.  I had no inspiration.

Until I became inspired.  When I was inspired, I felt as though I’d gone through a renaissance.  I hope in the past year my writing has improved.  And from now on will continue to improve.

I love this blog, it has been wonderful in my journey as an aspiring author.

It’s been a rad year.  And I’ve loved every minute.

So this year, I hope I can inspire many as many have inspired me.  I want to be inspiring.  Because an author must be inspiring.  If I can’t do that, then how can I be author? ;P

I feel like last year the theme was “discovery”, except that’s only clear to me, haha.  This year, I’ll make it clear, I want to be “inspiring”.  That’s the theme!

So dear readers, followers, fellow bloggers, I hope it will be a wonderful year again!  I look forward to writing more and more, reading more and more and discovering more and more.

From your inspired blogger,

Nina at Wordsthatflowlikewater.wordpress.com

THE NINA OF 2012 says:

Words that flow like water.  They push and pull and pool and puke.  The words are an inescapable force.  It flows, they flow, they are your best and worst friend.  They form what you want to say and are formed to make the piece you want to read.  Words are later water, they flow, endless.

Hi!  My name is Nina and I love writing.  There’s always a story in my head that I want to get out.  Have you ever had that feeling that you want to do something, that something is always on your mind, and you really really have to do it?  Well it’s been bugging me for ages, this writing thing.  I have so much time on my way to uni and yet I don’t actually do anything.  I’ve started writing while I’m on the train because, how else better than to get started as a writer?  You have to start writing right?  But I didn’t know who to show the stories to, so I that’s when I decided to start a blog.  This blog.  Where whenever possible I will write my latest short story.

Now about my blog!  I have this fascination for 55 word fiction and since I’m a busy person, they’ll be my key posts, but every so often, I’ll post a longer, more in-depth short if you’re interested in Short Stories! 🙂

Plus!  Because second to my writing I read.  I read alot.  So watch and look for my updates of books that peeps might enjoy – especially if you’re into YA!  Though I’m not posting reviews.  I’m just going to post them as suggestive reads!

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  1. The American Short Story is my favorite literary genre. My current reading material is “The Best American Short Stories of the Century” John Updike edition…. and it’s a real book! That being said – keep on writing!

    • John Updike’s writing is awesome, I loved his “the Witches of Eastwick”! Thanks for the comment and lol I will keep writing! 😀

      • Oops, I meant to say “John Updike, Editor.” He chose the short stories in this edition, with Katrina Kenison as Co-editor, sorry for the confusion…. Happy writing!

    • Hi Sydney, haha very funny, don’t worry first month’s free ;P jokes! You’re post are very interesting, I enjoyed reading them. And thank you for the likes on my blog (don’t bill me :P)!

    • Lol, Sure thing :)! I will try my hardest, love your work though and the stories that are attached, they were cute, and they made me smile. 🙂

  2. Truly interesting about.l liked your description of the might words.Words that can build and words that can hurt..Thank you for liking my post ( Best version….) wishing you the best.jalal

    • Thank you and thank you for visiting my blog so often. Well my blog is primarily about words, but I try 🙂 . Thank you for commenting!

    • Lol Yay!!! got the pingback, and hell yess! Eurovision, Jedward, Steph Roger’s blog = awesome!!! Thank you for having as a part of your Worpress family! I’m very touched! And Congratulations!!! (on joining a family and starting your own!) I shall have mine up in a few days when uni dies down a bit. Thank you again for thinking about me!!!! 🙂

  3. Nina, nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog. I feel inspired by your commentary here. Looking forward to reading your work. As a visual artist, I see parallels to relate to in your words.

    • Hi! nice to meet you too and thank you for stopping by my blog :). Really? Wow! That’s great to hear! I look forward to seeing more of your work as well! Your work is lovely.

  4. You are wonderful NINA……..and your words are wonderful..penned down beautifully and creates true copy of picturesque in front of the eyes while reading your stuff………real sin maker…happening…creative….keep it up and thanks for liking PICZLoad.

  5. Hi Nina, I like your intro! Thanks for the follow, please know my blog is bilingual so you will get some notice on Italian poetry, bear with me, I’m doing my best to keep the post balanced! Or you could use this poetry to learn a new language… 🙂

    • Hahaha, Hi Anna! Thanks for liking my intro! And thanks for taking the time to drop by my little blog! 🙂 I did notice your blog was bilingual, but I thought it was cool. Unfortunately I could only read the english onese properly haha. I’m always interested in learning a language, and I have done a bit of Italian before (but it’s been a long time, and it was only during primary and the early years of highschool) but I think, learning through poetry sounds interesting! I might give them a try ;). Thanks again for stopping by!! 🙂

  6. Hi Nina!

    Thank you for following us at Exitstratagem.net! You said you want to be an author one day. Essentially you already are an author! 🙂 But if you want to be a published book author, we say go get it and go for it! Please help us spread the word on the revolution for financial freedom!

    Stay wealthy!

    • Hi! Thanks for commenting, and of course I would stop by your blog since you kindly took the time to stop by mine :). I suppose you’re right! I have noticed that in the past year, and I guess I just have to go for it now :). Thanks for the words of encouragement! And I will try 🙂

    • Hi Karina!
      Thank You for stopping by :). I loved that poem I read the one about the rose, and it was a pleasure for me to read it! I really appreciate it (stopping by my blog), so thank you! 🙂

  7. Hey Nina,
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog. After visiting your blog and reading your words, I’m sure that words do indeed flow like a water for you… they’re great! I love “55 words” section the most. Next to it:”Poetry”. 🙂
    P.S. I would love to hear your opinion on words that flow from this end.

    • Hi Ali,
      Thanks for stopping by here! Thank you very much for loving those sections!! 🙂
      I will definitely come by again to your blog again! I remember the flow of words from your end was definitely full of flow!

  8. I just followed you, I know for a fact I was following you before, so you must have been one of the blogs I accidentally deleted. I still keep finding those I did. Sorry you were one of them. Anyway, I’m just putting the awards post together now, thanks again!

  9. “This is a copy paste message”

    Hi there my name is Almeida Garcez, and I´m a freelance illustrator and writer.
    I love to listen, and interpretate the power of words.
    My work is mainly focus on social issues, philosophy, and existentialism.
    Right now I´m into a very personal project, that I think it´s the answer for all forms of life – collaboration.
    I illustrate people´s phrases, songs and wandering thoughts, I´ve called it Abandoned Illustrations.
    The reason that I´m “reaching” you, it´s because you followed me a couple of weeks ago.
    I hope it wasn´t a mechanical reaction that bursted out of you.
    I hope the first reaction I caused in you, was good, and my work truly made you reflect.
    We both know it´s easy to follow someone, since we already do that in our role in society,
    and in all sorts of ideologies.
    Please unfollow me if you only intended to sell your marketing.
    If you didn´t returned to my blog after you followed me, please go to:
    There you can take a look at the topography of my reflections, and overall geography of my brain.
    If you come to a conclusion that after all you don´t like my interpretations and analogies, please unfollow my blog.

    Kindest Regards
    Almeida Garcez

    • Hello Almeida Garcez,

      I understand you concern and as a fellow writer, and I can safely say that I did not follow you for the purpose of advertising my own material, or for marketing. If it seems that I have not been following your blog closely, please rest assured, that this not because your material is worthy (because it is, that and it makes me curious), but rather on my part, as over the past several weeks I have been preoccupied with my academic assessments and whatnot, so, not only have I been neglecting my own blog but also my casual round at others.
      I find your blog interesting, and I will be returning soon,
      Rest assured! 🙂

  10. Oh, Nina! I love everything about your site…but the word “puke” seems sooo out of place! Really now! Puke (vomit) beside those other “positive” words!

    Pulsate, purge, purify and dozens of other alliterative “p” words suggest themselves to me, and hopefully you will find one you like in your thesaurus. I intended this in the spirit of helpfulness. I hope you will accept it as such.

    Respect and Admiration,

    Ron — HaikuOdyssey

    • Hi Ron, you are very helpful! But yes, it is out of place but I intended it to be so, for a jarring effect, though perhaps it’s time for me to change that? Haha, I have been considering it lately!

  11. *g* I’m glad to see you are considering the deletion of that horrid word!
    As for the “jarring effect,” is that really what you want to do with your new readers? The time for jarring is when you *know* them and have reason to believe they are mired in complacency. Right? *easy smile*
    I’ve been writing for over 50 years, and haven’t yet been inclined to use the word “puke.” And I don’t think I will be any time soon. *g*

    • Haha fair enough~I guess when I first put my blog up I really liked the puke effect! But lately it doesn’t seem to apply much 🙂 . Purge would probably do better, but I shall look around!

      • Glad to be of help…or have I said that before?! I look forward to reading your work in the future…and I’ll be watching your “About” to see what word you chose! *hahaha*



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