Barny

Barny

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The 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition, in association with Henley Literary Festival. https://dragonflytea.com/blogs/our-blog/dragonfly-tea-short-story-competition-2017?mc_cid=9c2878d656&mc_eid=ca5173e60b
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Barny's wall:
    Sent you a PM x
    11 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Barny's wall:
    Responded.
    11 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny commented on Seagreen's wall:
    PM for you
    11 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny The 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition, in association with Henley Literary Festival. https://dragonflytea.com/blogs/our-blog/dragonfly-tea-short-story-competition-2017?mc_cid=9c2878d656&mc_eid=ca5173e60b
    11 days ago
    • Seagreen
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      Seagreen Thanks, Barny. Just had a look - theme is 'journeys' and closing date is 31.07.17. Up to 3,000 words.
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Fantastic, sending them one of my Rucksack Chronicles... orf to spend the winnings...
      11 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny Short story/poetry/essay comp ending 30th April http://hourglassonline.org/contest/
    11 days ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake Thanks for sharing this link.
      11 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny Monthly 100-word (exactly!) free comp http://www.oncewritten.co.uk/p/competitions.html
    11 days ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Bric's Blog "The 5 Year Writing Journey – Part 1".
    GfS kept you sane? Ha ha ha ha ha aargh. Well done to you, Bric. Brilliant news and only the first recognition of your writing abilities and all the hard work you have put in.
    12 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny Flash fic comp ends 31st May - 300 words - http://www.thecasket.co.uk/flashfictioncompetition/
    19 days ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra Ooh, thanks Barny
      19 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny commented on AlanP's picture.
    I prefer the GWAPE. Just saying.
    25 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny Pining for the young lady with the pearl earring
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Athelstone's Blog "An annual Word Cloud competition.".
    Congratulations, Ath! And well done for picking up the baton of these comps. And thanks to Alan for doing such a good job.
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Jerry was in big trouble now, or he would be once Tom recovered from the 'running into a glass door' trick.
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Was "Doorstop" in 101 uses for a dead cat?
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Dead ants!
    1 month ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Colonel Sanders's testing of his new humane chicken killer was nearing its conclusion.
    1 month ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 11 days ago
    Sent you a PM x
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 11 days ago
    Responded.
  • Barb
    by Barb 3 months ago
    It's well over the yard arm here.
  • Barb
    by Barb 3 months ago
    It's all right, you crazy loon. Come and have a large gin and a nice sit down.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 7 months ago
    Que?
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 7 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 8 months ago
    Thanks, Barny. Glad you like it x
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 11 months 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 11 months ago
    Hi Barny,
    I've left you a PM, in case The Cloud isn't notifying you.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 year ago
    it is inland from Valencia/Alicante. It is 90% solid limestone, bolted.