Natasha McNeely's Author Blog

Never stop dreaming, 'cause the day you stop dreaming, is the day you stop living.

About

photo(12)Born in America and raised in Europe from my seventh year, I left Europe on an adventure to create a life for myself using my skills in foreign languages and my passion for writing when I turned twenty.

I spend too much time playing video games and I don’t regret it! If I’m not doing that, I’m reading, writing, studying languages, or researching mythology.

I’m fluent in English, Dutch, and German, could survive in French, and am learning Japanese at this very moment. I plan to study interpreting and translating in the near future.

Living abroad for most of my life inspired my passion for languages and different sections of history and mythology. You’ll often find me reading, and writing, paranormal or urban fantasy – preferably ones with a darker edge and a complex plot.

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34 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Natasha! Thanks for visiting my newly pressed, three-day old blog. Good luck on your 4-week stay in France. Sounds like the experience of a lifetime 🙂

  2. hey thanks for the comment on my blog. It’s always nice to contact other teen writers.

    I’ve subscribed! Good luck writing!

  3. Well Natasha, please ignore my last comment on my blog – this tells me more about where you are in the world 😀

  4. Thanks for the sweet comment! You seem like a very interesting person. I’ll subscribe to your blog if you don’t mind. ;D

  5. Hey Natasha, thanks for giving me some words of encouragement on my new blogging experience! I am finding my way around this place, sort of! lol. But please believe that when I have a question, I will be turning to you! =) Enjoy your time in France, my younger brother is in Spain, perfecting his Spanish. As a matter of fact, sometimes I think he speaks better Spanish then he does English! This is an experience of a lifetime and I hope you have nothing but good times!

    • No problem! Everyone needs encouragement, especially at the beginning, and I’m always glad to help. 🙂
      Thank you! Thank sounds amazing; I could have gone to Spain instead, but I chose French rather than Spanish as a course, so Spain is obviously out of the question.
      Thanks again!

  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Looks like finding new blogs and wishing the writers luck is your forte. Hopefully this experience will be a great one.

  7. Hi natasha!!!! Your trip sounds fantastic… I am bilingual…actually trilangual
    (if thats the word) for it.. so if you are interested you can try your french on me… if you are asking how… google Mauritius :):)

  8. Thanks for your little good luck message 🙂

  9. Hello Natasha. I must thank you for your visit to my blog. I hope you found it interesting. I am returning the compliment. So, you are fluent in a few languages. Well done, I am struggling with English….LOL! I have attempted writing stories but found I have limited talents in that area. I am far better at writing poetry and songs, not that I am that good but I suppose it is a matter for the reader to decide. I hope you do well in your studies and land that job as a linguist, wherever that may be. No doubt you have plans in that respect. I wish you well. Love

    Shirley Anne xxx

    • You’re very welcome; thank you for returning the favor. 🙂
      I guess some learn languages easier than others! I’m sure it will work out for you. I think every writer has a phase in which they think what they write isn’t good. Like you said, it’s up for the readers to decide.
      Thank you!

  10. Not sure which way I was supposed to take what you have written there Natasha! About the languages, I am not interested in learning another language but I have a limited knowledge of German. I was joking about the English! About the writing, well I am not seriously writing prose but my poetry and songs I am more serious about but there again I am not seeking recognition in that department, I write to please myself and anyone else who might like reading/singing them. Hey, I am approaching 66 years of age and I have no axes to grind but bless you for your kind words. Love

    Shirley Anne xxx

  11. So I’ve read a few of your posts and I really like what I see. I’m impressed that you’re doing all this at 18, good work!

    Because that’s just so cool, I nominate you for Versatile Blogger Award!
    Click here to see where I mention you: http://aupairreport.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/its-not-hubris-if-its-true/

    Keep writing!

  12. Oh wow! I would love to be a linguist myself! But the problem is…I have a poor memory. 😦
    And oh, I share your flair for the French culture and language. I used to study French before but because of my heavy school schedule, I had to drop it. But I plan to continue it once I can.
    Good luck to you & your future endeavors! 🙂

  13. Hey 🙂
    thank you for the good wishes and a good luck for your own blog.
    We just joined today so we need some time to find everything here.

  14. Hey seems like you have been visiting loads of blogs!!Wow, M inspired!! Good luck with the novel you are completing and thanx for visiting my blog!!
    You are awesome so just keep writing.Goodluck with everything.
    God Bless.LOVE:D

  15. Hi Natasha,
    I really liked your blog. It has an amazing amount of content. I have just received ‘the Versatile Blogger’ award and I have to pass it on to 5 more bloggers. And I want one of them to be you. Would you be willing to accept the award?

    Conditions you have to meet to receive the award:
    1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
    2. Tell everyone 7 things about yourself
    3. Pass the award to 5 bloggers.

    Let me know if you agree to the rules!

  16. Hi Natasha,
    Here is the post: http://riteshkala.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/i-won-the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Please follow the specified rules, and congratulations!

  17. A very nice introduction my friend,
    I hope that you are having a nice
    Christmas time and that your New
    Year will be everything that you are
    hoping it to be 🙂

    Androgoth

  18. You seem absolutely fascinating, Natasha. My name is Grace and it is my pleasure to meet you in virtual space! It’s terrific that you’re doing so much at the age of 18. I’ve been writing recreationally since I was about 14 or so, so I probably am not as experienced as you are, but nonetheless love writing little rhymes here and there. Hopefully one day when you’re not too busy you can check some of my stuff out! I’m also a student, although I’m in my last few years of university. I hope you take care of yourself 🙂

  19. By the way, I just thought I’d add I also have quite a keen interest in linguistics – although I haven’t been actively pursuing it due to the constraints of my degree. I did one linguistics unit and particularly found protolanguages to be riveting. I also speak (conversational) German, Chinese (Mandarin) and English (obviously) so it’s really quite refreshing to meet a kindred spirit! 🙂

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  21. I’d never have guessed from your writing style that you are so young! Kudos to you for being so well-worded.