Hi everyone! I'm Eline, I hope you like my introduction and to talk to you soon maybe. For help you can ask me and the other ambassadors!
Picture of me(taken August 23 year 2014 so more recently than the one I have now as profile picture) :
Age: 17, almost 18 this year in November(yes an adult then ;p )
Country: The little small country in Europe called Belgium, next to France, The Netherlands and Germany
At what age did you start writing?
Actually I don't know,when I think it started when I went to high school, these periods. I started to write about themes I had in my life , like being bullied and then because I want to put advice & fun in the writings, I started writing. I could lay my frustrations and feelings with it, instead of crying and letting everyone show what I felt.
What inspires you to start writing?
Let's say that it inspires me to write to make others happy and to 'talk' about things which can be funny, which can be real to think about. A dutch writer from the Netherlands inspired me the most to started writing, her name Is Carry Slee. In my youth I've read a lot of her books, like about bullying and the consequences of it.
How do you beat writer’s block?
I don't there isn't an advice for it, for everyone is it different. But when I have it I have different techniques. It depends on what story and which mood.
1. Lay my story next to me and let my life or dreams inspire me again like they do
2. Listening music with a special message in it or just music which makes me happy
3. Just open the chapter and think about words who can reflect the story and then hoping it will come back.
Do you consider writing to be a serious career choice?
Yes and no. Yes as a second choice because since my high school I'm pretty busy with writing stories and once I did a role play with some friends on a site and it was a sort of story ;p No if I can't combine as a second 'job' or 'choice'.
What advice would you give to a first-time writer?
I have maybe some advice for them:
1. Go for it, you're maybe a beginner but that doesn't mean you can't climb up to be a talent one.
2. Everyone is talented, everyone can write. You just need to practice and everything will be alright.
3. If you're not sure about that it will be a good one, just ask someone for advice. Advice doesn't cost nothing.
4. First time you will be disappointed and thinking .. likes for a new chapter but don't do that. There are maybe ghost readers but they sure your story and first stories are hard to be known. Write just because you like it, not for gaining readers, okay that's good gaining readers but it isn't the goal why you made it. You made it because you wanted.
What’s your advice for the next ambassadors after you?
If you want to do it, go for it. I was doubting and asked my friends if I should do it. My three friends answered 'yes' and one of them is just like me an ambassador and I'm happy. If you're not sure about your application, ask for some advice or ask someone to correct it. I thought I won't be selected because my English isn't perfect and I'm from Belgium but see, just follow your dreams.
What’s your motivation to be ambassador?
I always want to help people, make a difference, as movellian you do too but you don't realize I see now. And then I saw the ambassador competition and when I read commenting on new stories, greeting new people, choosing cover of the day, I was convinced but only doubting because I thought I wouldn't be a good ambassador. Choosing cover of the day is the most difficult task for me because I like a lot of covers.
What's the most embarrassing moment of your life so far?
That's a difficult one. I think I've had a lot of embarrassing moments in my life.
What's gotten you into writing?
Being bullied, frustrating emotions, like I said before and I found my 'anti-frustation' in writing beside dancing, it calms me down and I really enjoy writing.
What's your favorite genre of books and films?
Books: Fanfiction and fiction(especially romance, comedy stories and happy stories)
Films : romantic, comedy, girlmovies, kids(yes, sometimes I look garfield or children films when I'm bored), Horror(maybe if there is a boy who would snuggle with me)
What's your favorite film?
Mmm.... Difficult. I like 'Hairspray', 'pitch perfect', 'the twilight films(especially the last one)' , a lot of films ;p
What got you into reading?
I think it's weird to say but it's in my blood. My mom reads detective books and my aunt reads books. My dad reads journals.
What age did you start reading?
I think when I started reading as 5 - 6 year old. I was interested in books and I think my mom read some stories for me in my youth and then I started reading them. I never had a problem with reading. Only last year when we can't choose a book which we want to read. It was obligatory to read one book the teacher choose.
Favourite Band, singer?
Bands: One Direction, 5SOS, Maroon 5, the script, simple plan, Little mix, Clouseau(a Belgian duo, sings especially dutch songs) and a lot more.
Singer/DJ's(male): Bruno Mars, James Blunt, Jason Mraz, Drew Seeley, Sterling Knight, Mika, Mark with a K, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias and a lot more
Singer(female): Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Rihanna, Natalia(it's a Belgian singer who sings English), Lauren Anny J(Belgian singer but sings English),
I have a lot favourite songs :
One Direction - She's not afraid(reflects a little bit what I am)
Lauren Anny J - Girl like you
Demi Lovato - Warrior
Shakira - Je l'aime à mourir
5SOS - She looks so perfect
What music inspires you?
Most of the times songs with a message or just from a favourite band or singer.
Can you give the new movellians or old movellians some advice?
New Movellians : Just enjoy it here, hope you have a lot of fans here and that they will be your friends, don't give up writing :)
Old Movellians : Don't give up writing and do what you're doing if it's good :)
Do you have some advice for people who want to apply as ambassador?
If you really want it, go for it. You can try. You can get a no but you can have a yes. Who doesn't try gets nothing.
What's your favourite quote?
" You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi also came in the movie 'Monte Carlo'
Advice for bullied, who gives up fighting to be happy?
Don't give up. Ignore bullies, they want to be reacted.
Best childhood memory?
Going to Disneyland Paris with my brother, aunt and my aunt's best friend. I was almost lost one time but it was fantastic.