Writing: A Universal Language Of Passion


  1. As I’ve said before, I have the greatest respect for anyone who can speak, read or write a second language. I spent many years in Germany in my military service, but I found out early on that although I was able to build a great vocabulary of German words, I did not have the ‘ear’ for either understanding, or assembling the correct sentences for conversation.
    I could shop, manage a journey on any transport, deal with a car accident, find my way with questions and understand the directions, but I couldn’t hold a simple conversation beyond my needs. Sad, but true.
    Our son lives and works in Amsterdam. He made it a primary goal to learn the language. He’s not only fluent in Dutch, but speaks it with a Dutch accent. When we go across to visit, it fills me with pride to go out for a meal with him, or to a museum and hear him in conversation.
    I may not be able to achieve what BL Pride have achieved as a team, but having read the work produced by you, I am filled with admiration for what you’ve done. If there is one thing I am eminently qualified to do, it is recognise a good story, or for that matter a competent writer. Congratulations to the brand that is BL Pride. x

    1. I agree with you, Tom. Learning a language is one thing, but real fluency is elusive. I spent years yearning for that natural, comfortable conversation in French. Even after an immersion program in which no English was allowed, I still never got the hang of it. That’s exactly why I thought B.L. Pride’s translation journey so fascinating, and B’s decision to write a novel in English so bold.

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