About the Author

Natalie Swift is a writer who prides herself on her ability to blur the lines between poetry and prose, intensity and elegance.

She aims to create beautiful literature with an underlying theme of “never lying, nothing true“: taking inspiration from her own life and morphing it into fiction.

She hopes that in the process, you’ll find something that speaks to you.

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  1. Hello Natalie!

    Thank you so much for chancing upon my little world of writing and following me. I have to say I love your blog name and the cover picture. It speaks volumes. Also, I have been reading your blog and find myself agreeing with a lot that you wrote. Looking forward to read more from you.

    Best,
    Parikhit

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  2. Yes of course we have to challenge the status quo in our writing, in our lives and work for social justice and our planet every day. Let us try to connect through words and deeds. If we have a clear vision and focus then we will create positive possibilities all around us despite the current evil that stalks the land (especially but not just in the USA).

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤
      I feel the same… having such a great community is something I'll always be grateful for.

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  3. Hey, thanks for checking out my blog. I really love how you layout your work! It’s such a good way to emphasis points and getting the reader to focus on the important parts.

    I’ve only really started experimenting with things outside of bold and italics… I know I’m a novice. Anyway thanks again!

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    1. That was such a beautiful piece!
      I simply loved it ❤
      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share this Keith!
      Really means a lot to me.

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  4. Howdy, Natalie! I wanted to take the time to pop in and give a proper thank you. I almost never (ever) stop by anyone’s place and actually “thank them” for following my blog and I’ll tell ya why. Because it just seems so darn pretentious. Like I’m supposed to be holding a bouquet of roses and waving my hand sideways in a slow, silly fashion and saying, “I’d like to thank…” (etc.) Ick. I’d rather notice YOU- because I am, after all, at your place! How self-absorbed must I be to take the time and go to another person’s site and then thank them for “whatever it is that has to do with “my site”. Natalie, these are the things that keep me up at 4:55 a.m., apparently. My guy’s porn addiction also does, and that’s why I can’t sleep. Apparently. You may wonder why I took the time to comment here when I usually don’t if someone follows me, and I’ll tell you plainly: You have a rocking place here! It’s all like- doomy and gloomy and I love that crap! (No really, I do. Haha…In a romantic-like way.) Let’s just say, it speaks to me. Especially right now. I’m betting your featured images are borrowed from other people on the web, and if that’s the case, that’s pretty standard these days. But if there’s even a snowflake’s chance in hell that they’re yours, well then I’m beyond impressed. Anywho- wanted to pop in and say, “Hey!”

    “Hey!” 😉

    -Birgitta <<< ( Feel free to call me by my first name.)

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    1. Haha, I’m completely with you on that…
      people follow your blog because they want to read more from you; not to do you a favour!
      I’m so glad you liked my blog and that you could resonate with it!
      And I wish I could say the pics were mine, but unfortunately, I suck at anything related to the camera. (I tell myself that writing can make up for the pictures, or the lack thereof.)
      I select the images on my site from Unsplash… they have some pretty amazing photos on the site and all of it is open to the world. I wish I could find some way to credit the artists but WordPress only allows that on normal pics apparently; not featured ones.

      Back at you!
      Looking forward to seeing you around, Birgitta! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I truly appreciate the gesture and it really means a lot to me that you thought I was worthy of it ❤
      Unfortunately, I'll have to decline this time, because I really can't put up a post about this at this point…
      Thank you so much though, again, for the gesture! It really means a lot to me.

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    2. Hey. No worries, love. I was surprised to be nominated. I’m thinking it is just a thumbs up kind of thing from the blogging community. Keep doing what you’re doing. We hear you.
      🌹❤😎

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    3. It definitely is… I love the way the ‘awards’ here are so holistic instead of the usual competitive ones online
      It’s so much more encouraging and… personal. I’ve met some of my most closest blogging ‘friends’ through being nominated or nominating someone else and its amazing how you can forge these relationships with people you haven’t even met ❤

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    4. The blogosphere is a different community in comparison to Facebook. There are trolls out there but, for the most part, there is more respect. And…WordPress people will actually “talk” to you & assist. Facebook…good luck getting any help with anything.

      I have discovered some incredibly talented & kind people “out here”…awards or not.

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  5. Hi Natalie, Thank you for visiting my blog and reading through my poems. 🙂 I enjoyed going through your writings as well and am looking forward to reading more in the future! Hoping to stay in touch through our writings. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked them! ❤
      It was my pleasure… looking forward to seeing you around as well!

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    1. Haha, I’ve noticed… honestly, I’ve never really got why, but fake it till you make it, right? 😉

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  6. Hi Natalie. Chaos comes a goes, but the trick is to let it go and concentrate on the light beyond. If in doubt leave it behind in the bowels of the computer and tread your own path regardless. Love, David

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    1. Beautifully said, David! ❤
      If only it was that easy to leave self-doubt behind and keep moving…
      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts! It really means a lot to me ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Ron! ❤
      Haha, the words are all mine but the images, I'll have to credit to Unsplash. They have some great work out there and it's just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading more from you as well, Dave! ❤

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  7. Hi Natalie,
    Your blog has been filled with enigma of emotions and every sentence you have written is cutting deep into the heart. Your Writings resemble my Thoughts.
    You are doing a Marvelous Work!!!
    Looking forward to read more from your blog and waiting for another article that chills down my spine.
    With respect,
    Sasanka Msd
    thoughtsntruths777

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    1. Haha, it was my pleasure.
      Thank you so much, Sanaksa! I’m so glad my words resonate with you.
      It really means a lot to me than you could take the time to visit and share your thoughts so thank you again for that! ❤

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  8. You have a lofty future to create. Thank you for investing yourself. Thanks for taking time to read my poetry.

    status quo

    there are many eyes
    status quo, has many minds
    many inventions

    to change someone’s mind
    open it, before trying to
    add, subtract, divide

    someone must suspect
    you hear and understand them
    before they listen

    changes you suggest
    must exist somewhere, persist
    until they can see

    your candle must be lit
    bright, so they can regard it
    and rely on it

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    1. That was such a beautifully written piece!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts with me… it really means a lot ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that gesture means to me… unfortunately, I’m not in the place right now to put up a post to accept it and I’m so sorry about that.
      Thank you so much again, all the same! ❤
      And congratulations on being nominated yourself! You deserve it ❤

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    2. You’re welcome. Not to worry about not posting. I know what a burden this sort of thing can be, so I don’t care whether anyone plays along or not. I really just wanted to let you (& the others) know that I read & enjoy their blogs!

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  9. I love your blog Natalie! You are extremely talented! I added your blog to my blogroll because it’s just that amazing!

    Hope you have a great day!

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  10. Hey Natalie, I finally made it here. I always try to pop over to everyone who starts following my blog just to say hello, thanks, and have a read. It’s an amazing world and I have found so many amazing bloggers just by doing this one simple little thing. i have so many good friends all over the world now who I will only ever meet through the blogs. But I get to armchair tour and learn so many interesting things. I just wanted to comment too about image credits – I do that by adding a caption under the image with a link to the photographer.

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    1. Haha true, I can definitely agree with that.

      I want to add image credits but WordPress won’t let me for featured images… apparently, captions aren’t allowed if you’re using the picture as your featured one. Any ideas?

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  11. helo there nathalie,
    thank you for give me a feed to my wordpress. and of course here’s my feedback! to be honest your blog is definitely awesome. you did a great job in a way to image your blog to be the mysterious ones! im not reading it yet, but i’ll read it, it make me curious too be honest. keep going.

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  12. Hi Natalie,

    I am in love with your writing style. Your thoughts resonate so well with my own. I really liked your “The truth about Selfishness”. It’s a gem. Though the ones I’ve read till now are all masterpieces.

    I look forward to reading more of your works!

    It amazes me that you found my blog and started following it. I am a newbie at blogging, but I hope you like my work.

    Cheers!
    Roshwin
    http://sarcasticbibliophile.home.blog

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my work! It really means a lot to me ❤
      Haha, it was my pleasure! I absolutely enjoyed your writing as well… your style is just so engaging and I simply loved reading it!

      Lots of love ❤
      Natalie

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  13. Hello, Natalie, lovely to meet you. I think you summed it up perfectly with ‘trying to capture the chaos through prose.’ Looking forward to reading more of your blog, and your writing journey!

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  14. Hi Natalie! Finally had time to check out your writing, and now I’ve spent an hour reading…your words are always so thought-provoking. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’m really looking forward to your next post!

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    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me ❤
      BTW I just wanted to point out that you've given the URL of your site as wordandink.wordpress.com, which apparently no longer exists… do you have to update it?

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  15. I see pride, selfishness and narcissism in the castle. Just another human being. It’s not going to challenge the status quo and inspire social change. None of us is going to find themselves in that shallow surface of our inner self. We’re all in the same boat. Slowly sinking. Bounded by fate and oblivion.

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    1. You make a valid point.
      It appears my objective has greatly shifted from when I’ve started the blog, and this page seems to be stuck in the lofty ideals of the past. I’ll definitely be updating it soon.
      That’s an intruiging perspective, and we’re all equally entitiled to our own…
      At the same time, I cannot presume to know what the rest of the world experiences. I am only chronicling my own. Whether that is of any value to everyone else, is not for me to say…

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  16. What a great old plain Natalie Swift take me or leave me name you have. Plain as mine. My writing ambition, probably like yours, has always been to write beautiful prose, prose such that you and readers say, “My goodness, isn’t that beautiful?”. So beautiful that as you write it and the words appear you cry.

    Thank you for following my blog. I wrote one called “How to Write Mesmerizing Prose” that contains wonderful examples of beautiful, mesmerizing prose. You may want to take a look at it.
    \
    It is very early in the day here in the American mid-west and being an insomniac I got little sleep and so am going back to bed. I swear to you Natalie I that will explore your work when I am more or less fully awake. I’m looking forward to it.

    I hope we become friends because you seem to be the kind of writer who is serious about her craft. These are the kind of writers and artists who tend to follow me, and I enjoy their follow and friendships that have developed.

    Mt best to you, David

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    1. Haha I’ll definitely take a look, David. And I hope you’ll enjoy my work as well.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and comment! That really means a lot to me.
      I feel the same. Looking forward to seeing you around! ❤

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  17. Hi Natalie, please elaborate on the meaning of “never lying, nothing true”, especially the latter.
    I am a bit puzzled, even though I am a Poet myself.
    And when you do get a chance, please comment with your thoughts on the Dr Phil Valentine vs Dr Degrasse matter on my Greenankhworks.wordpress.com

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Well, all creative work is to some extent: fiction, isn’t it? No matter how you label a piece, as a memoir or a blog, when life comes down to paper, there will always be hyperbole, embellishment, a romantasized, exxagerated state of affairs that only reflects off reality. I think one huge misconception about the entire of the writers community, or any creative pusuit for that matter, is that we live only what we write. For me, that couldn’t be farther from the truth, and that was what I was referring to.
      Keeping a blog suggests that you’re putting the entire stretch of your life onto paper for the world to see, but this site is like mismatched bits and pieces of a puzzle that will never make sense without those missing chunks. There are no half-truths, but I can’t say that all of these are downright lies either. People who know me in ‘real life’ will never relate me to this, and neither will the people I’ve met online recognize me.
      Where will it fit in then?

      And I’ll definitely check it out as soon as I can, though it may take a while. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤
      And I just wanted to point out that the link you've given WordPress in your profile as your site address isn't right?
      You've said: belladonnax60.wordpress.com but the actual link, I think, is https://inspiredwriter.blog/
      I'm just unable to access your site from your profile so I just wanted to let you know…

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  18. You have a unique voice and that is very attractive to me. I love people who can express themselves so eloquently. Thank you for visiting my blog site and following me. p.s. would love to put a face to this voice!

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    1. Thank you so much, Annette. That really means a lot to me. ❤
      Haha, well, I think I'm clinging just a tad too much to my anonymity at the moment to step out of the shadows… there is some comfort in knowing that whatever your write isn't going to be directly reflected on you and I honestly don't think I'm personally ready yet.
      And I just wanted to point out: the link you've given WordPress in your profile as your site address doesn't exist anymore? Was that intentional?

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