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Stella Coulson - Author of Whitby After Dark Volume 1. I am a green eyed brunette (sometimes red) who loves writing both stories and poetry. Currently working on a fantasy/paranormal novel. I've been told on more than one occasion that I am weird (thank you very much) which I don't mind being, now that I'm grown up. I've given up long ago what people think of me. I am a big reader - I adore books, painting, writing, poetry and meditation. I am a contradiction when it comes to science vrs spirituality. I have in the past been spiritual which in principle doesn't adhere to Science, but at the same time I'm a keen Darwinist and a believer in Evolution. I adore Steampunk and I prefer Tesla to Edison. If eternal life ever was possible and came into fruition, I'd spend it learning all I could and watching the world evolve, technology expand and possibly seeing mankind colonize on other worlds. I would see as much of the world as I could and learn new languages, skills and abilities. Would only accept such a gift though if I could share it with someone - For I'd rather live a short life having loved than a eternity without it. My Philosophy... I believe happiness depend on those we help and who we bring into our lives, than material superficial gain (for that is fleeting). I adore animals, particularly cats and dogs. To learn from others to move forward and (try lol) not wallow in self indulgent pity. I aspire to be a better person and the friends I have help me be who I am each and every day. I adore many types of music from industrial, metal, rock, blues, orchestral to musicals. Some of my favorite musicals being Phantom of the Opera and Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Writing by Moonlight

I only seem to be able to write when the sun has gone down. I wonder if other writers have this quirk or if it's my own unique malfunction. I was thinking about this today when attempting to write a chapter today. Something about sunlight saps the eerie out of writing a macabre tale. Perhaps it's just the setting of a mood, because it does inspire that facet of our primal nature when the stars are out and moonlight plays upon a velvet sky. Examining this closer, maybe it is the quiet and how it soothes the subconscious, allowing my mind to breathe, without the hustle and bustle of daylight. It's not impossible to write during such bright hours, but writers block does tend to hit me before sunset hours. As such 90% of my Novella Whitby After Dark - Volume 1 was written by moonlight.