CJ Rose: My Story

by CJRose

A Wizzography of who I am, my career and other facts about me. I believe life is about learning life lessons and following your dreams.

I have been writing since I was six, when I sent a story about a witch to a children's publisher. It didn't get published, but I received some fairy alphabet letters and a nice letter saying I should keep on writing. I went to do more "sensible" things career-wise, but always come back to writing. I think this is a very exciting time to be a writer. Technology has opened so many more avenues to us than were available just a few years ago.

My Writing

The Only Thing I Have Ever Stuck At!

stageI started writing at a very early age.  I wrote short stories and pantomimes.  For readers outside the UK, a pantomime is a type of theatrical performance based on fairy tales like Cinderella.  They are for children and the young at heart.  It has songs and jokes (mostly bad).  Oh yes, and a pantomime dame (a man dressed as a woman).  I used to get my family to perform them.  In order to protect the innocent, I won't tell you who played the dame, but there are photos.

I wrote short stories in school as part of English class.  But then I did a business degree and didn't write much until after an illness.  I went to lots of creative writing classes and groups.  I wrote stories and poetry, however I prefer writing articles and creative non-fiction.  

I've had several letters published in magazines.  At the moment I write on two blog sites and I am also writing an e-book (slowly).  




My Career

I Believe That Every Job Is A Link In A Chain Of Our development

BanffI did a BA in Tourism Management, mainly because I wanted to travel.  I worked in a hotel in France and an office in Canada.  Both were highlights of my life.  I worked in a small village in France.  Banff which is in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was very beautiful.  I went on day trips to Lake Louise and Vancouver.  I absolutely loved it.

I did office work for about a year after I graduated.  But it really wasn't for me.  After that I got into volunteer tutoring in computing and English as a second language.  I eventually got a job in a college helping disabled students by note-taking, scribing for exams and with reading tasks.  In the summer I did the CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).  In 2009 I started private tutoring online and face-to-face.  

Last year I got a new website for my business.  I started blogging and really enjoyed it.  I also have another website which I am developing about internet business.  My e-book is about ESL and hope to finish very soon,

In the future I would like to make an income from my writing and maybe also become a career coach. 

Other Facts About Me

Things I Love And My Dreams For The Future

I had a hand-reared lovebird, Regi.  Unfortunately he passed away a few weeks ago.  But he was a wonderful pet and we had 15 happy years together.

I really love to travel and would like to go back to mainland Europe again (France, Spain and Italy).

I enjoy line dancing and walking.  I live near some lovely parks.

I also really enjoy reading.  I like women's fiction and especially Irish authors like Maeve Binchy and Cathy Kelly.  I also enjoy reading autobiographies especially about travel.

CJ Rose is a pen name made from my initials and my paternal Granny's name. 

My Favourite Books

Evening Class

After years living in Italy, Nora returns to her native Dublin to teach Italian . She inspires a motley crew of adults students. You'll fall in love with the characters. Irish storytelling at it's best.

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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

Alice Steinbach begins a journey to find herself by traveling to some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world. This book will inspire anyone who comes alive when traveling but is frightened to take that leap. .

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Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

This funny and tender book combines three of Alice Steinbach’s greatest passions: learning, traveling, and writing. Alice travels the world to take courses and learn about herself. A must for any woman who loves learning and traveling.

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Updated: 01/15/2014, CJRose
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CJRose on 12/29/2013

Thanks for reading and your comments. I enjoyed writing it.

Guest on 12/29/2013

Your Wizzography struck many chords with me. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more from you.

CJRose on 12/02/2013

Thanks Abby yes it is nice to work from home. Though not always good for productivity. But I am working on it. Nice to hear from you.


AbbyFitz on 11/30/2013

You sound very interesting! I think it would be great to have a job that had me travel all bore the world. I envy you though, I'd love to work at home.

CJRose on 11/30/2013

Thanks for this is my favourite writing site. I think the support really makes a difference.

ologsinquito on 11/30/2013

Welcome to Wizzley. I hope you enjoy it here.

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