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Joined 05-19-12, id: 842157, Profile Updated: 10-07-13
Author has written 5 stories for General, Essay, and Horror.

Hey, my name is Claire Jean and I'm a 22 year old writer/poet/artist from Australia. I am also a content writer for Search Factory

I started writing at an early age by telling my younger sister and cousins stories, and I would often write books and illustrate them, many of which I still have. I am a bibliophile and will read anything and everything (by this I mean fiction, poetry, non fiction, history, philosophy, science journals, anything!) as long as it's tasteful. I enjoy horror the most, with Anne Rice and Clive Barker being my favourite authors. I find I tend to write more poetry then stories or novels, and I am always half - finishing things and going back to them later. At the moment I am working on a novel I began when I was fifteen, and I hope to one day be truly satisfied with it.

I have been told by nearly everyone I meet (including my family) that I have a warped sense of humour and I am terribly sarcastic. I tend to laugh at things that aren't really funny, for example unfortunate occurrences that happen to other people. I consider myself a 'sit down comedian'. I find humour is the spice of life, and when something is bad, why not turn it into something funny? (often people don't see it that way and see my humour as either offensive or outrageously unpredictable, but I tend to make a joke out of bad things to make myself feel better).

I have a beautiful daughter named Isobelle. Nicknamed 'demon baby', she is an absolute delight sent from the depths of hell to reign supreme terror on the world. 22/11/2012

My music interests include Emilie Autumn, Korn, System of a Down, Placebo, Angus and Julia Stone, Evanescence, Theatres des Vampires, Silverchair, We are the Fallen, John Lennon, Radiohead, Rammstein, H.I.M, Jack off Jill, Bjork, Sirenia, The Green Children, Lady Gaga...just to name a few. I also love opera. As you can see I listen to a wide variety of music, which is kind of similar to the different things I read and write.

My favourite movie is Pulp Fiction. Other movies I enjoy include Donnie Darko, Natural Born Killers, Snowtown, Trainspotting, Fight Club, Atonement, Silence of the Lambs, Sweeney Todd, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Titanic, Bettlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Young Frankenstein, Death at a funeral, Friday, The Phantom of the Opera, Spirited Away, The Millennium Trilogy, ... these are just to name a few. I often joke that The Human Centipede is my favourite movie...that turns a few heads.

People who inspire me include Anne Rice, Stan Rice, Emilie Autumn, Andrej Pejic, Keira Knightly, Jonathan Davis, Daniel Johns, Kurt Cobain, and Susanna Kaysen.

I am currently studying a bachelor of business at university. I hope to one day have my own publishing company, or become a literary agent, or establish any kind of business for myself. I have always wanted to run my own business, to be the head knight at the round table, to create a name for myself that is respected and somewhat revered. I have always had a sense of purpose, not that I am conceited, however; I just think everybody can do whatever they want to achieve greatness in life, and everyone deserves it.

I am currently working on a murder mystery :0

Hopefully you enjoy my writing!

- Claire

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Teeth
Entry to the AHWA comp
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,338 - Published: 2/8 - Complete
Razor
A murder myster with a fairy tale twist
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,010 - Published: 5/3/2013
The Ostracism of Ophelia reviews
After her mothers incarceration, Ophelia Jesmin is sent to live with her aunt in the town of Winona Flats, where she meets the philosophic yet eccentric William. It is here that Ophelia becomes dangerously involved in a world of drugs, sexual abuse, and crime, and begins to realise that her sanity, which she clings so tightly, may not be her saviour at all, but her downfall.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 123,576 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2013 - Published: 7/16/2012
Critique
A critique of a short story
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,669 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Complete
Cameron
I submitted this story for the Young Writers Award this year D It is based on actual people and places.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,514 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete