About The Writer

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Miss Carol J Forrester

Carol Forrester is a twenty-two year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same.

She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net.

Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years.

She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn as is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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Contained within this site is a collection of her shorter stories, poetry, attempts at monthly challenges, sporadic journal updates and the online collection of Flash Fiction ‘Headquarters’ alongside fantastic artwork by friends and fellow bloggers. There’s even some samples of her own attempts at art to go alongside her writing.

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35 Comments

  1. Your work is so amazing, I have loved exploring your blog and look forward to coming back again soon. The Dancer grabbed me with an instant connection!

  2. Thanks for dropping by my site and leaving a comment. I’m not really as conceited as my one-word response might suggest, but for some reason, your one word comment seemed to demand a one-word response. Considering my mood and the tenor of the post, it just seemed to fit.

    Now on to more important things: Your site is visually intoxicating, and I love the pieces I’ve read so far. Despite running across the top, the site navigation was not apparent at first, so I was a little lost when I first arrived, but once I figured out how to get around, I was hooked. I look forward to making my way through the rest of what is already here, and what you come up with in the future.

    I understand from what I have read in some of the comments that the artwork is not necessarily of your own creation, but it is beautiful, and is part of what I love about your site.

    • Thank you for such a detailed comment and I know what you mean about the site navigation.
      I hope you enjoy the rest of the site and perhaps I’ll hear from you again.

  3. I’ve given you a shout out in a quick video post to say thanks to all my followers 🙂 cheers!

  4. Hi Carol – thank you for following and for your comments. I’ve enjoyed exploring your creations – and am thrilled to collect a few high quality multi-generational bloggers I can visit regularly to expand my horizons. The illustrations are lovely and clever … world peace and family conflicts …love it!

    • Thank you very much for the nomination, but I’m afraid that I don’t participate in the blogging awards. I really appreciate the thought though and thoroughly enjoy your writing.

  5. I like your blog! As for user friendliness, there are a couple of things that come to mind. Generally it’s really good – I like the theme, and the way all the texts are presented. What I miss, though, is a sidebar on the home page. I think it would be a good place for you to link to older pieces of work, so that people find them more easily. I know you have “old favourites” in the top bar, but to actually have direct links to some of the titles, so that one can find them in just one click, would be more user friendly.
    Another thing is the font colour. Maybe it is my eyes or screen settings that mess it up, but the text is just a wee bit too bright. Not enough to make anything unreadable, clearly, but enough for me to react on it and need to squint. So.. my personal recommendation would be to darken it down a couple of notches.

    In other news, I really like your writing. Your language is amazing,

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  7. Scott says

    Hey, great site! The black and white graphic on the front is well chosen. I am still absorbing your writing, so I am sure you’ll be seeing me around in the next few days. You have a dud link at the top. When you clock on “The Writer” (and not on the two submenu items below) it takes you to a dud page. Thought you might wanna check it out.

  8. I love the book shelf picture. It’s so neat and tidy, which in my opinion is just how a bookshelf should look. I actually love organizing bookshelves, and have completed a number of them for people as gifts.

    I hope you are proud of yourself. You chose a path, and it appears to be the highest and best for you. I especially love short stories, so laud anyone who is creatively cleaver enough to wow a reading audience with them. Bravo!!!

    • Thank you. I’ve got to admit that I tidied by bookshelf a little before taking the photo. I keep gathering books but don’t have the space for more shelves at the moment so things are getting a little cluttered.

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  10. Hi Carol, I too have a degree in history and am an aspiring writer! Good luck with the publication of your first novel. I, too, hope to publish a book one day–but that is a little ways down the road for me, as I don’t quite feel I am ready to take that task on yet. I also happen to know someone who graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in history in 2015…small world!

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