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It's All About Me: The Real Renee Shearer

Updated on October 24, 2013

How The Obsession Started

Turning twenty-five has proved to be interesting. I've made more changes to my life in 2012 than I have before. The biggest one was the change in my career. In early 2012, I was a few semesters away from graduating with a degree majoring in Chemistry. By May, I had decided that Science wasn't what I really wanted to do. I was no-longer in love with it the way I had been. Then, I discovered my true passion - writing. I knew I could help people just as much through my writing than discovering a cure for something. A few months after, I quit uni and moved back home (temporary until I save more!). Now, all I can think about is writing, writing, writing. It consumes my every thought - or at least 90% of them.

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The Faces Of Me (My Other Personalities)

But there are a variety of things I am also passionate about. My best friends would say that my priorities are #1 Coffee, #2 Animals and #3 People. I suppose that's true. Running out of coffee is an end-of-the-world situation with me. And seeing/knowing animals are mistreated breaks my heart. I want them to have the freedom that humans do.

My friends would also say that I'm passionate about cupcakes, rain, Twilight, music and movies. Who doesn't love a good cupcake?

Image courtesy of nikkicookiebaker on flickr

The Godmother

There's a 1 ½ year old that steals my heart every time I see her: my God-daughter, Cleo Jean. Her big beautiful blue eyes draw you in. I think she's the most gorgeous little girl - but I suppose I'm a tad biased! I love that almost everything I say to her, she thinks is hilarious.

Image courtesy of Kiera Langley.

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars

The Writer

Writing is like freedom - of the mind and soul - and torture all rolled into one neat little package. I try not to go a day without writing something - an article, a scene for a new book - for fear that I might implode (okay, not really. It's more like I can't stop writing).

Ever since I was a kid, I've written poems and short stories. I've always had a wild imagination and a passion for the written word. My mother likes to joke that I was born with a book. I love reading books and writing them so much that she's probably right.

Great writers like Kerouac and John Green inspire my writing. I turn to them whenever I'm stuck for words or ideas. I fell in love with On the Road when I read it last year. It changed my life, for the better. And I recently got on to The Fault in Our Stars, which I loved, also.

For the past year and a half, I have been working on different projects and working towards getting published - which I succeeded in doing on August 18 this year. My first published book is a novella, called My Never, and is a story of hope and true love surviving.

Image courtesy of Renee Shearer


The Vegan/Animal Lover

I've always loved animals, from ants to zebras, and I always hated seeing them hurt. I became a vegan two years ago, after doing research for an assignment on the ethics of experimenting on animals. Needless to say, that assignment changed my life, too. It taught me that we need to stand up for them, to fight for them, because they can't.

The best part of my day is seeing my dog's eyes light up when I feed her carrots. Abbey's a Silky Terrier Jack Russel cross and loves to play hide-and-seek and let's-chew-on-Renée's-converse-sneakers. She is very cheeky, determined and loving. Plus she's super cute, don't you think?

We recently rescued a budgie from our daisy bush. He was being attacked by Indian Minor birds, but is now safe and has and abundance of toys and food (treat sticks and spinach leaves being his favourite!)

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My Animals..

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The Movie Fanatic

As much as I love writing, I love movies. I can't get enough of them! I can usually be found at the cinemas in my spare time. I have many favourites, new and old, but I'm beginning to appreciate them a little more now. They keep me entertained when I'm writing.

Image courtesy of Sheryl's Boys' on flickr

A Little Bit More About Me

Status: Currently between boyfriends.

Occupation: Freelance Writer, Author, Artist.

Favourite Beverages: Coffee, Cola, Corona (and loads more coffee!!)

Favourite Food: Vegan Pad Thai & Cupcakes (though not together ;-) )

Favourite Movies: Water for Elephants, The Yellow Handkerchief, City of Bones and many more

Favourite Bands: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Evanescence, P!nk, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Florence + the Machine (and many more).

Favourite Books: On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Freedom from Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi

Favourite TV Shows: Supernatural, Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Mythbusters, Bones, NCIS

Greatest Influences: Aung San Suu Kyi

Worst Habit: Eating too many cupcakes/Drinking too much coffee

A Few of My Favourite Things..

On the Road
On the Road

Loved this book! Changed my life.

Freedom from Fear
Freedom from Fear

An inspiring biography (one of many on Aung San Suu Kyi).

One for the Money (Movie Tie-in) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
One for the Money (Movie Tie-in) (Stephanie Plum Novels)

This series is hilarious! And choc-full of action and doughnuts.

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: The Complete Series
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: The Complete Series

Ah, yes. I spent many afternoons watching Sabrina as a kid! Love this show to bits.


I fell in love with this book, I hope you do, too!


Have Your Say - What Are You Passionate About?

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    • ReneeShearer profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @StrongMay: Yes, i'm prepping for NaNoWriMo right now!! And thanks :-)

      And, as have I - my first book came out two months ago

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      5 years ago

      I can relate to your writing. I, too, have been writing short stories since as long as I can remember, except these past few years I've moved on to novels and novellas. Have you heard of Nanowrimo? You are sure to be a winner!

      Cleo Jean and Abbey are so cute!

    • ReneeShearer profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Dusty2 LM: Thanks very much!

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      Dusty2 LM 

      5 years ago

      What a cute little God-daughter, Cleo Jean. You are very blessed! After reading this lens I feel I know you better now and look forward to more writings. Thank You for stopping by my Simple Valentines Day Gifts for Her lens and giving it a "thumbs up". I really appreciate it. Keep up the good work ReneeShearer. (^_^)

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      6 years ago

      Very nicely done. Keep up the good work.. Choosing is very hard to do. Writing is my passion also. Photography and painting they are all intertwined.

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      6 years ago

      Good to meet another keen writer, Renee Shearer, and I'll look forward to seeing more of your work through the RocketSquids program - and beyond! :)

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens, I can see you will be a very passionate writer, by this lens, all about Renee Shearer.

      Looking forward to your future lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      I can tell you are very committed to beliefs which is great and rare these days. Thanks for stopping by and liking my lens...Remona aka Odd Objective.

    • ReneeShearer profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @artbyrodriguez: Thanks! :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      I feel like I know you from this lens...very nicely done. RocketSquid tip....give attribution to all your photos, even if they are your own. This is important on Squidoo. Looking forwar to more writings by you.


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