Hello, everyone! I’m Rachel, one half of Ambidexteri. I’m excited to start a blog dedicated to writing and to collaborate with Stuart on yet another project!
One of my favorite things to do in the world is write. I’ve been doing it almost as long as I can remember, and it’s a form of communication and expression that I can’t live without. I love creating stories and the characters that live in them. Despite writing for a long time, I’m still very protective of my writing; I’ve only showed it to a few people, ever. Stuart is one of these people. Besides being good friends, he and I are critique partners and it’s lovely, even if he is brutally honest with me all the time (or perhaps because he is brutally honest.)
Some things to help you get to know me:
-Part of the reason this blog is called Ambidexteri is because I am left-handed and Stuart is right-handed.
-I’m a senior in college, majoring in Acting and minoring in Creative Writing.
-As a writer, I dabble in fiction (mainly young adult), playwriting, screenwriting, and magazine writing.
-As a writer, I’m terrified of poetry.
-I aim to be a novelist and playwright as well as a working actor.
-I love movies, plays, and of course, reading.
-Currently, I’m reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and as I type this, I’m watching Cinema Verite.
-From January to June of this year, I lived in London, England, and it was one of the best times of my life.
-Favorite authors of mine include Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, John Green, Bill Bryson, and Ian McEwan.
-Favorite playwrights/screenwriters include Emma Thompson, Amy Sherman-Palladino, David Auburn, Sarah Treem, Donald Margulies, and Neil Simon.
In this blog, Stuart and I hope to cover a lot of bases: books we’ve read, writing exercises we’ve done, woes and triumphs in our work, and why we do what we do. What you won’t see are snippets of our work. As budding writers, we’re still honing our skills and as we have been advised, the internet is forever.
I’m really excited to start this blog and I hope you, reader, come back and visit us often. After Stuart writes his introductory post, I’ve got a review of a fantastic play, In the Next Room, coming your way!