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.
CJ Rose: My Story
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.
The Only Thing I Have Ever Stuck At!
I 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).
I Believe That Every Job Is A Link In A Chain Of Our development
I 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.
|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. .