Mike Taylor http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/c/9/8/member_117735512.jpeg


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Paris, France



Member since:

August 22, 2012


I'm in Paris for 6 months to write a book. "oh that tired old cliche," I hear you say. well, yes but this book is about a bloke who goes to paris to write a book, and you should only write about what you know, so I have to come. secretly delighted.

How long have you been living in Paris?

I arrive in Paris on 1st sept 2012, and I'm staying for 6 months depending both on how well my book is coming along and the buoyancy of my mental health, which is in jeopardy considering I'll be holed up in a Parisan garret writing a tragicomedy about a guy who's steadily alienating himself from society and becoming increasingly mad because he - perhaps justifiably - believes everyone in the world (but himself) is an idiot. It's an autobiography... not really, but I am going to delve into solitary confinement -albeit voluntarily - to see what it does to one's mind. I'm normally a rather gregarious and genial kind of guy so this promises to be quite a gloomy thing to do, especially as I know no one in Paris. So please keep an eye on me and send me home if I start to actually go mad. Please do this for me. You are my only friends. And I haven't even met you yet.

Which country did you come from? Where have you lived?


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  • tara shakti


    "I don't really care to be honest, more interested in just being a part of something interesting. "

    Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM
  • Alicia McLoughlin

    hahaha probably the best "reason" i've read in a while. Love it!

    Feb 11, 2014 8:26 AM
  • Dov Tsal Sela

    Free Drawing in the Capital P

    Hello Mike adn welcome to our free drawing group,
    Well, to distract you from (not) writing your book you actually have to show up, but if you do, may help you with the illustration part (and on the more serious note, may tickle your creative nerve)
    Come join us, who knows, you may actually like it :)
    See you,

    Jun 19, 2013 4:16 PM
  • Whit Sanders

    Hey Mike, I think you *have* begun. The very words you wrote for your intro above is an excellent tragicomic opener for your new book. Congrats on your official beginning.

    May 23, 2013 12:32 PM
  • Laura Rennie

    Hi, hope I am replying in the right place? I didn't even realise I had a profile page on this thing! With a sideways profile picture. Not doing Eurovision as got a load of work to do this weekend but hoping to get it done in time for whatever was on Sunday. Pub crawl I think. You going to that?

    May 17, 2013 2:15 PM
  • grace Teshima

    chez Grace

    Mike! Welcome to Paris and to chez Grace. Thanks for joining. Watch this space....and put me in line for modelling naked!

    Jan 23, 2013 4:46 AM
  • Gabriella

    Hi the book sounds like its gonna be fun!

    Sep 26, 2012 11:43 AM

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