Natalie Crown

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I grew up in a village called Swilland, in the countryside of Suffolk, England. There wasn't much around, other than farms and fields, but for the most part I loved it, and I still do. I’m a passionate person by nature. I don’t just LIKE things, I LOVE things. Whether it’s a book, a film, or a sports team. Once I decide to enjoy something, I enjoy it to the MAX.

I’m a terrible cook. I prioritise essential social media work over keeping my flat tidy, because I know best. I am desperate to get a dog. My mum suspects I miss my cats at home more than I miss her. I am a devout Arsenal/Ferrari/Rafael Nadal fan. I get all mad when confronted with a case of social injustice and then I get all mad when people take the fight for social justice too far
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Natalie Crown I very rarely get bored!

If it's raining and I'm stuck indoors, it's okay because I can write. If I'm stuck on an eight hour flight, it's okay because…more
I very rarely get bored!

If it's raining and I'm stuck indoors, it's okay because I can write. If I'm stuck on an eight hour flight, it's okay because I can write.

I really love that as long as I have a pen and paper, I always have some way to entertain myself. And it's only if I'm really exhausted, or if I have a severe case of writer's block, that I can't do this.

Is that a lame thing to call the BEST thing about being a writer? Probably.(less)
Natalie Crown It depends on where I'm at in the process...

If it's at a fairly early stage and there is less time pressure on me then I'll stop. Sometimes I'll start…more
It depends on where I'm at in the process...

If it's at a fairly early stage and there is less time pressure on me then I'll stop. Sometimes I'll start writing something else, or I'll just stop entirely and focus more on reading.

But if I feel like I don't have the time to stop, then I push through. This might mean a week will pass where I force out a paragraph per day, but I find that this is the quickest way for me to get over it. Eventually, I'll hit a new scene that gets my creativity flowing again!(less)
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My Writing Process

So, I run a Creative Writing club at work and one of my students asked me to put down my writing process in words. It ended up being a lot longer than I expected so I figure I might as well put it out into the world - rather than just have it sit on my laptop!

So, here it is. Hopefully somebody out there will find it helpful?


My entire process goes a bit like this…


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“We fight the same and we love the same. Just because we are different does not mean that we aren’t equal.”
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“The mouse began to shift and Kammy marvelled at the sight. Soon a second boy stood before her. She hardly noticed Eric appear beside him.
He was dressed much like Eric, though his shirt hung looser on his slimmer frame. His hair was a fluffy, chocolate mess. He was taller than Eric and he glared between them both before his eyes came to rest fully on Kammy. The first thing she noticed was the purple bruise on his cheek. The second was how bright his blue eyes were.”
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“Kammy jerked upright. It was as though the trees had parted beneath the pressure of the storm and a bolt of lightning had struck her. She had never entered the mouth for it had always been much too small. Yet, she had never seen anything else enter it either. The thought alone made her feel sick with excitement and fear. A small voice told Kammy that such a reaction was ridiculous, it was just a squirrel. But warmth spread to the tips of Kammy’s fingers as they stretched forward. She could see now that it was not a burrow at all, but a tunnel large enough for her to fit through. She was quite sure that she would not even have to bend her head. The same small voice tried to speak again but Kammy could not hear it through the rush of blood in her ears.
Kammy stepped inside the mouth of the forest and felt herself flipped upside down.”
Natalie Crown, The Wolf's Cry

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David Estes Fans ...: R&R # 79. - THE WOLF'S CRY (The Semei Trilogy, #1) by Natalie Crown 40 83 Aug 22, 2014 12:54AM  
“We fight the same and we love the same. Just because we are different does not mean that we aren’t equal.”
Natalie Crown, The Wolf's Cry

“No.’ Dorren shifted onto his knees, leaning towards her. ‘This is just the beginning, you’ll see. You are his weakness and you will ruin everything.”
Natalie Crown, The Wolf's Cry

“The mouse began to shift and Kammy marvelled at the sight. Soon a second boy stood before her. She hardly noticed Eric appear beside him.
He was dressed much like Eric, though his shirt hung looser on his slimmer frame. His hair was a fluffy, chocolate mess. He was taller than Eric and he glared between them both before his eyes came to rest fully on Kammy. The first thing she noticed was the purple bruise on his cheek. The second was how bright his blue eyes were.”
Natalie Crown, The Wolf's Cry

“Kammy could see the palace built into the cliff face. It was a majestic construction. Its white walls stretched up into a cluster of turrets and towers. Its façade was broken by gigantic windows that reflected a rainbow of colours. The palace was flanked by two waterfalls that filled the chasm running far below them; a chasm that was bridged by a staircase of monstrous size. But Kammy hardly noticed how far she would fall should her grip fail. The giant structure that speared out of the palace and up into the sky commanded all of her attention. It burned her eyes so she could hardly look at it, but at the same time she could not look away. It looked like a white diamond. Each of its countless edges sent off shards of brilliant light. It dwarfed anything that Kammy had ever known and she had never felt as alive as she did in that moment.”
Natalie Crown, The Wolf's Cry

“Kammy jerked upright. It was as though the trees had parted beneath the pressure of the storm and a bolt of lightning had struck her. She had never entered the mouth for it had always been much too small. Yet, she had never seen anything else enter it either. The thought alone made her feel sick with excitement and fear. A small voice told Kammy that such a reaction was ridiculous, it was just a squirrel. But warmth spread to the tips of Kammy’s fingers as they stretched forward. She could see now that it was not a burrow at all, but a tunnel large enough for her to fit through. She was quite sure that she would not even have to bend her head. The same small voice tried to speak again but Kammy could not hear it through the rush of blood in her ears.
Kammy stepped inside the mouth of the forest and felt herself flipped upside down.”
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Mary Weber *waves hi* Thanks for the friend add! :)


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Thanks for accepting! I always feel like a dork adding people but you look like you have great taste in books :P


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