Barny

Barny

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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    None
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    A S Byatt
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Possession
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    err, writing.
    Your worst habit?
    not writing
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    academic question, see above.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Happily, I am married to writersworkshop member called Clebs

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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Since docking was made illegal, the curved-tail (ex-Manx) cats had really difficulty browsing the poster-stalls of Montmartre side-by-side.
    4 days ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Just hangin’ With my Tom and his blue leash Just dawdlin’ Ain't no flap to get back home Just chillin’ Can paws a while and rest Just browsin' Got no money in my purrs Just friends
    5 days ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    See what I mean - pussy galore!
    5 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny commented on Barb's picture.
    ...or all three... Maybe she ate Tom?
    18 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny commented on Barb's picture.
    Replete after their meal of sea otters and dogs, the Crocodilians relaxed in the sunset.
    18 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny If you want to read about more creative writing comps than you can shake a stick at, see here https://www.dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/
    20 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly Thanks, Barny.
      20 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Barny's wall:
    Sent you a PM.
    23 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny The Galley Beggar Press short story competition is now open for submissions up to 6000 words. For more details see https://galleybeggar.co.uk/2015-short-story-prize
    24 days ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Gerry's Blog "Round Two".
    Err, I prefer the original version, but as per my suggestion of barely a minute or two ago, start at "Head.". Just saying. Yes once he's dead there's time for him to crack a joke or two, to contemplate, compare, cackle. But not before. Good work. ...
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Gerry's Blog "On Titles, Tone and Tomfoolery".
    Speaking only as a reader, the minor problem I find with what you shared is that while it's great to imagine a character having the sang-froid to cool-ly crack jokes and reflect on why his wife married him when she is pointing a gun is pointing at ...
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Where did the otters go?
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    When invited to a fancy dress party, ninety-nine out a hundred border collies choose an otter outfit. The other one doesn't realise it is a fancy dress party.
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    Barny The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2017 will be open to entries up to 5000 real words until 30th June. Read more details at http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/the-bfs-short-story-competition-2017/
    1 month ago
    • Barb
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      Barb Are there unreal words?
      1 month ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Hey, look at that dog standing among some otters!
      1 month ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie :-D
      1 month ago
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    Barny
    Barny Writers' Award 2018 - An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates outstanding literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work: Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract. Read more at http://www.deborahrogersfoundation.org/writers-award
    1 month ago
    • Seagreen
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      Seagreen Interesting. Thanks, Barny :-)
      1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    King Canute's last command to his faithful dog: sit!
    1 month ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 23 days ago
    Sent you a PM.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 2 months ago
    Sent you a PM x
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 2 months ago
    Responded.
  • Barb
    by Barb 5 months ago
    It's well over the yard arm here.
  • Barb
    by Barb 5 months ago
    It's all right, you crazy loon. Come and have a large gin and a nice sit down.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 9 months ago
    Que?
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 9 months ago
    Hi, Barny! Your caption on Barb's latest offering is just about the best I've seen in years. It deserves its own cartoon. Stupendously terrific! :-)
    (Reposted due to alien interference in the matter of errant apostrophe placement)
    (Reposted again due to alien interference in the matter of keyboard letter miceplacement)
    (Reposted third time due to weird reappearance of errant apostrophe)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 10 months ago
    Thanks, Barny. Glad you like it x
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 1 year ago
    In rural Normandy we don't really see much in the way of militant activity, Barn, except when the farmers dump poo and stuff in the supermarket car parks... However, the fuel situation is a bit awkward - long queues and a 20 litre limit. Ho-hum.
  • Tony
    by Tony 1 year ago
    Hi Barny,
    I've left you a PM, in case The Cloud isn't notifying you.