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About Leighann Anderson
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Bloggers PhotoWell, my name is Leighann (pronounced: Lay-ann) and I was born in a town named Paisley in Scotland.  As a child I was always writing stories, most of which were dominated by grammar mistakes - I was never good at it until I taught myself; my English teacher wasn't very encouraging.  I mostly wrote poetry but I do also write novels; fantasy mostly but I have written one drama, not my forte, actually.  During my high school career I was well known for my writing of poetry and I was published twice during; first at age 15 and then at age 17 (my mother was very proud, actually the talent comes from her, she, too, is a published poet).  However, I have been published in a range of anthologies since then.  Some of the poetry I have posted on here is from my teenage years but most are new.  I am hoping to self publish my first anthology titled:  Eternal Light, very soon regardless of how short I hope everyone who buys it will find at least one poem that they find captivating.

I am a person with a strange combination of hobbies; I love sports such as rugby, swimming, and another two which I actually do: Archery and Taekwondo, I have done those sports since I was 19.  I adore reading but I do tend to stick with what I like:  mythology, geological textbooks, Biology, Ecology, art, particularly Chinese and Japanese, fantasy stories, anthologies that I am also published in, and books on what I believe in - Paganism, which is firmly based on nature, which I believe should be more cherished than it is at present.  I also seem to collect cookery books almost subconsciously because I have quite a few, most are vegetarian and baking, but due to having "dedicated carnivores" in my family I have a few that have recipes on everything; I've been a vegetarian for 9 years (2002).  I am also in to Art which I managed to get an Advanced Higher in before I left school so I still draw whenever I have time.  People ask me why I never went to Art school but my answer always was is that geology was my future career; I didn't want to turn a hobbie into work.

I am working on a novel titled (at the moment):  Lazuel:  Dark Beginnings, based on a non-stereotypical vampire named Lazuel - it does not follow the traditional vampire supersitions.  It is a fantasy/horror and I hope during the summer to be able to advance on 4 chapters; I have only written a prologue and 3 chapters.  It will not be suitable for young readers due to the gore and descriptive images.  Hopefully, it will be successful.

I have a poetry group on facebook: Poetry Corner, the image is a scroll.  Everyone is more than welcome to join if they wish.

 

Most Recent Blog Post


Graduation
Blog Posted:6/10/2011 7:35:00 PM

 

Hi everyone, this blog isn't going to be about poetry but about I am feeling at the moment.  To sum it up in a few words, I am terrified.  I have now finished my undergraduate course at university; I studied Environmental Science (I know, great difference from writing!); 4 years gone almost instantly.  Now, in 2 weeks I'll be wearing a graduation gown and the traditional under-clothes - white shirt and black trousers for me; women tend to wear black skirts, as for the men they will be wearing the full celtic uniform - a waist coat, a kilt, celtic socks and ghille brogues (shoes) along with a sporran (feathery pouch); I have always liked seeing men wearing it, in my opinion it's rather sexy but I would say that because I'm Scottish. 
 
On the 23rd of June I will be wearing my graduation gown in Caird Hall (in Dundee) full of parents, students and university officals.  I am absolutely terrified, I'm scared I might make a fool of myself because there is no rehersals!  My mum and partner will be there, sitting in the fancy red leather seats amongst a sea of black, yellow, red, green and blue graduation gowns.  I never thought I would feel this scared of walking onto a stage just to get handed a scroll!    I have no doubt whatsoever that my face will light up the entire hall; no need for lighting!  I can see it now, this will be my face -->

After I graduate (and make a total fool of myself) I am hoping to either do a MA (Master degree) in Earthquake and Offshore Geotechnical Engineering (it's not as fancy as it sounds) or another undergraduate course in a entirely different direction - Art; I do miss all the fiascos with the glues and oil paints and the nightmares with pastels, but most of all I miss being able to draw things people gasp at due to the sheer expression in colour and pencil. 
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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:11:00 AM
    Walk proudly and take that scroll you have earned. There is nothing to fear and your mom and partner will be so proud. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:50:00 AM
    Congratulations Leighann, what a wonderful accomplishment, and don't worry, you'll do fine! Just the fact that others are up there on that stage going through the ceremony with you, will be enough to give you confidence. Each step you take, is one more step into a wonderful future! Just take it one step at a time! Congratulations!!!

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:45:00 AM
    Leighann, I believe that worrying is wasted energy. Please don't let your fears ruin your big day. You should be happily anticipating every second until your big moment. You will shine...you are a remarkable woman. Congratulations and love to you!

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  1. Date: 6/10/2011 10:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your studies and graduation. Don't worry too much about being embarrassed....seriously, it isn't worth the stress. Why be embarrassed? You worked for it. Hmmmm, maybe it is easy for me to say, because I enjoy making a fool of myself. Life is too short.

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  1. Date: 6/10/2011 10:03:00 PM
    A big congratulations to you on your upcoming graduation. You have much to be proud of, Leighann. Go where your heart takes you. That is something I never did. I just kind of fell into anything I ever did in the past. I admire those who take the bull by the horns and go for what they truly dream of!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Scientific Poetry
Date Posted: 1/10/2012 2:26:00 AM
New Contest
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 12:15:00 PM
Contest: Afflictions
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 5:51:00 PM
Modelling for Art
Date Posted: 8/16/2011 4:45:00 PM
New Contest!!!
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 11:17:00 AM
Contest Winners!!!
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 9:14:00 AM
Reveal Stories of Your University Years!!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2011 1:53:00 PM
Poetry Mysteries
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 5:42:00 PM
New Contes Open!!!
Date Posted: 6/25/2011 6:23:00 PM
Contest Winners!!!
Date Posted: 6/24/2011 1:11:00 PM
Graduation
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 7:35:00 PM
Contest Update!!!
Date Posted: 6/5/2011 4:18:00 PM
Contest Update!
Date Posted: 5/30/2011 4:01:00 AM
Memories
Date Posted: 5/29/2011 7:30:00 PM
Writer's Block
Date Posted: 5/28/2011 5:01:00 PM
Magic Words Contest
Date Posted: 5/27/2011 12:57:00 PM
Winners of Free for All
Date Posted: 5/27/2011 8:00:00 AM
Is Poetry an Art?
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New Contest
Date Posted: 5/21/2011 5:27:00 PM
Racing Mind
Date Posted: 5/20/2011 6:42:00 PM
Pining
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Age limits to novels
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Help me, need your opinions
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Bad Teaching
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Precious Sight
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5/5/2013Tales of a FairyFree versefairy,fantasy,
5/5/2013AlcoholismFree verseaddiction,anger,grief,pai
5/3/2013WorldsFree verselife,social,society,visio
10/7/2012A Fear Caressed SoulFree versefear,imagination,heart,ni
4/17/2012The Black RoseFree verseimagination,nature,rose,r
4/16/2012A Season UnwelcomeFree versenature,seasons,summer,aut
4/9/2012Stolen LifeFree verselife,loss,life,life,
2/23/2012Blood ShadowFree versefantasy,fear,life,life,
2/21/2012Night DemonsFree versefantasy,life,nature,life,
2/21/2012My AngelFree verselove,heart,heart,lonely,m
2/2/2012Broken SmileFree verselost love,smile,
1/9/2012Broken HeartFree verselife,lost love,sad,heart,
1/9/2012Donum Terrae - Earth's Precious GiftFree versehistory,life,nature,life,
12/10/2011The UndeadFree versefantasy,fear,
12/9/2011ReflectionsFree verseimagination,life,mystery,
12/6/2011Seriem - SuccessionFree versenature,science,earth,time
12/3/2011Tales of a MirrorFree verseimagination,life,time,
12/2/2011Nemora Sacra - Sacred ForestsFree versenature,science,life,beaut
12/2/2011Igneus Orbem - World of FireFree versenature,science,world,fire
12/1/2011Vis Gelu - The Power of IceFree versenature,science,snow,power
11/26/2011Burnt Beyond RecognitionFree verselife,people,sympathy,life
11/26/2011The Magic of ChristmasFree versechildhood,family,life,
11/25/2011Midnight WandersFree versefantasy,imagination,life,
11/20/2011Internal FireDodoitsulife,mirror,
10/30/2011Magic and DragonsFree versefantasy,imagination,heart
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