A couple years ago I went Venice to attend the carnival! It was magical- walking through the narrow streets of Venice, surrendered by masks and the instant feeling of liberty took me over.
Being a writer means wearing lots of mask; I am the girl who is blind with love, the villain who wants revenge, the mother who lost her child even the angel of death, I wait for the darkest hour and collecting souls one by one…
I live in a city with many masks, Istanbul is my muse… I love its mosaic structure, how it’s the true bridge between Europe and Asia, bearing the traces of both cultures. It’s good to be me, I’m a writer with many masks and living in a city with many stories to tell…
“Lua Fowles is an aspiring writer from Istanbul Turkey, currently working on her first novel, ‘Closed Eyes, Change of Heart’… On her blog, Bowl of Oranges, she’s talking about the difficult but joyous journey of becoming a writer. She’ll be on her way to the University of Kent to get an MA degree on Creative Writing this September.
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Love this Lua. I love how you speak of Istanbul. Lovely piece…
Thank you Agatha, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 And thank you Mercedes for this feature- it was so much fun!
What a beautiful mask! And thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. Two places I desperately want to go: Venice and Istanbul. *sigh*
Wow, beautiful mask! And your take on how writers all wore many asks is absolutely lovely…
Beautiful, Lua, the mask and your words about it. I love your story here, and how in touch with your muse you are.
Thanks for stopping by and supporting Lua, everybody! And Lua, thanks for participating. 🙂
Awesome picture Lua!
Ooh, love the mask. The way you wove masks into who you are is very fetching, too!
Wonderful writing Lua. And historically a huge connection between Istanbul and Venice. Lovely piece: congrats to you and to Mercedes for coming up with the idea.
That is an absolutely beautiful mask. Your post defintely got me thinking about all the different hats I wear as a writer. Thanks for sharing.
So beautiful,Lua! 🙂 I love the story.
Thank you for all the comments & support- you guys are amazing! 🙂
Aww.. What a short paragraph! Wish it had been longer 😛
Really beautiful words you have there! …And I think, the mysteriousness of it all makes readers very curious.
A delight to read, Lua. I adore Venetian masks, too. Going to such a carnival sounds amazing!
Woow! Great idea and an amazing lady with a wonderful mask! 🙂
Lovely piece of writing and of course I love the mask. Venetian Masks, ahh. Lua knows I love them too. Enough to make my own.
I should take time to write something beautiful about them too, but gee I’ve just started a new novel and you know how it is. The characters sort of drag you in and insist you write it down.