I’ve been going through a rollercoster over the past two or three years, but I’m finally at a place where I feel I’m getting to grips with life in general. So I thought, why not finish what I started two years ago when setting up this blog? I say I’m a writer, so maintaining this outlet and hopefully gaining a readership should give me the kick in the backside needed to publish my own work.
So, welcome back. I’m Deborah, but you can call me Deb or Dido. I’m not going to wax lyrical about every interest of mine, but many of my posts will revolve around writing and languages. On the writing front, I’ve always longed to write my very own detective fiction novel, ever since reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries ten years ago in middle-school. However, I wanted certain parameters: a black woman detective, an unconventional style and a howdunnit, rather than whodunnit. I hope to post regular updates on this front. Expect many posts on writing craft– particularly anything to do with line-editing.
(Punctuation is King).
As far as languages are concerned, I am angling towards a career in editing/translation in French at the very least, in addition to learning several others. I strongly believe in the value of learning languages– not just for improving personal competences, brainpower, and job prospects, but also as a tool of greater understanding between cultures, ethnicities and nations. We have too much division and anti-intellectualism in the world at the moment and very few people motivated enough to build bridges. I’m definitely excited to hear from other linguists, whether you speak just one or several languages.
I’ll also be showing my many other interests along the way, because I’m a big believer in open-mindedness and broadening one’s world view.
Hope you enjoy the journey!