My name is Andrea Wold Johansen, I’m 22 and I’ve got a BA(Hons) in Creative Writing from the University of Winchester.
I’m currently based in Kristiansand, Norway, where I spend my days trying to teach myself to not have sugar in my coffee and working my way through a BA in Translation and Intercultural Communication at the University of Agder. The degree is going great, the coffee-with-no-sugar not so much. When I’m not at uni, I work in a library and a supermarket; two very different jobs that provide you with a lot of ideas for interesting stuff to write about.
My home is a small town in the Eastern part of Norway, on the edge of a fjord, with blue mountains on the far horizon. As a kid I’d write stories about the mountains, and the lives of people long gone by the fjord. Little did I know that these small stories would one day be part of my degree, but I’m so grateful that they were. Well, not the actual stories, of course, they were all pretty bad come to think of it, but storytelling in general. Writing.
I really do like writing. I know it’s a cliché, but I’m very easily fascinated by people. There is something magical about how we act and interact with each other, all the things we say in between the lines, the subtle hints in our body language. These are the things I enjoy writing about, be it short stories or poetry; the small things that make people people.
Also, speaking of clichés, I really kind of like them, too.
This blog is my attempt at creating a bit of an online presence, a portfolio if you will. It is also a way of keeping me writing now that I’m not writing creatively for my degree anymore. So welcome to my little corner of the internet, this is where I try to reach out to the world. Now that you’re here, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for making that possible.