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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.

Modelling for Art

Blog Posted:8/16/2011 4:45:00 PM
I have recently been rejected a place on an Art course at Dundee university, however, I can apply for next year in mid-September to ensure I get a place on the course.  Due to having a year out full of complete leisure time and no work (sadly failed on that front also - 30 applications, no replies!) I am deciding to do something radical and slightly funny - I am going to be a Still Life model for an Art class!  It pays a fair rate per hour and it is something I can include in my CV if I apply for an artistic career.  I am just hoping that the room is warm and a chair is some time supplied because holding a pose in the nude is strenuous.  My family, if they knew, would laugh their heads off but I am doing it regardless.

Has anyone else done something radical in their life?
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  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:54:00 PM
    I find that in my older age I like getting radical. Never really did anything when I was young so now I feel like I've been missing out. I don't get too radical, just enough to make a laugh.

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  1. Date: 8/17/2011 12:00:00 PM
    Here's what I did: I stopped listeing to what everyone told me that I should do, and I did what I wanted to do, and I did it myself. And I got the man I wanted. By myself. That continues to be radical in this day and age: being independent even within a long relationship, and taking responsibility for yourself, and your life. My second radical act is to teach these skills to my children.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 11:19:00 PM
    Do they have an opening for Rubenesque models?? heehee. Something radical, huh? I will try to think on that one. If I think of something radical I ever did,I'll come back here and tell you!!

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:34:00 PM
    if it resonates with you, DO IT. If it makes you hate yourself, DON'T. Solidity doesn't come from others' opinions,,, it comes from within. Welcome to this planet.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 7:21:00 PM
    Leighann, everyone is having a hard time finding work. The modeling gig will be fun for you. We had a model in our college art class and he was treated with the greatest respect. When he needed breaks from holding a pose, he got them. A friend of mine did something VERY radical for an art class. She spray-painted her entire body silver and sat (gently) on a silver chair with nails pointing up. Attached to her butt were some packets of stage blood. The blood poured out as she sat. This was some type of art-in-motion project. The art teacher loved it, but the campus police wanted to arrest her. I don't recall if she ever told her husband. LOL Have a great time modeling! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 6:59:00 PM
    great Leighann and good luck with this new adventure luv.. my only radical ..I think my whole life is..haha.. was doing so many speaking engagements which turned into talent shows for Seniors and children in hospitals.. my hubby and I still visit them weekly... they are the best audiences and they luv to listen to the poetry .. started out as a fun thing but now a true enjoyment luv..

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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
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Modelling for Art
Date Posted: 8/16/2011 4:45:00 PM
New Contest!!!
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Contest Winners!!!
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Reveal Stories of Your University Years!!!
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Poetry Mysteries
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New Contes Open!!!
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Contest Winners!!!
Date Posted: 6/24/2011 1:11:00 PM
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Contest Update!!!
Date Posted: 6/5/2011 4:18:00 PM
Contest Update!
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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?
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 6:15:00 PM
New Contest
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Racing Mind
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Age limits to novels
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Help me, need your opinions
Date Posted: 5/13/2011 7:14:00 PM
Bad Teaching
Date Posted: 5/13/2011 1:50:00 PM
Precious Sight
Date Posted: 5/12/2011 12:46:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
5/6/2014UnspokenFree verseimagination,inspirational
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,

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