Newbie

Newbie

68 years old
Female
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Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshir
United Kingdom
Current Status
Had a bit of a shock when I tried to log in. Apparently Firefox is ending its time with me and my computer come September 2017. Will have to leave Vista/XP and download Windows 7 (10 seems to be a real no no). Didn't someone else have a similar problem e
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Romantic fiction, chicklit, etc
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Fantasy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Other
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Laini Taylor, Cassandra Clare, Kate Mosse, Elizabeth Knox, Ken Follett, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Joanne Harris, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Tolkein, Stephen Donaldson, Hilary Mantel, Deborah Harkness
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Infernal Devices, Mortal Instruments, Chocolate, Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure et al, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Having the stories I write, published... I love writing and would be happy if someone out there enjoys reading what I write.
    Your worst habit?
    Over editing and then having to put some of it back and then re-editing... getting my family to read it and hope they're kind to me...
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    I deeply respect the good folk of publishing
    Where do you write?
    In a corner of the hall at home
    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?
    I have one cat called Pixie, who was discovered to be a Dixie when having the 'chop'. Have finally retired from work but not from life or writing.

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    "Newbie" commented on Stoked's Blog "The Power of Iron".
    Sorry you've had such a horrible time, Stokes but relieved it was easily remedied. Hopefully you never experience it again.
    14 hours ago
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    "Newbie" commented on RichardB's Blog "On Tenterhooks...".
    It sounds positive to me, Richard. Good luck with it.
    6 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Monica Handle's Blog "Something missing?".
    Very interesting. If you hadn't mentioned there was no 'A' I woudn't have noticed. A good exercise to stretch the mind. Will try this myself at some stage.
    6 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Barb's Blog "The Soft-focus Medusa Meets the Chicken Thief".
    Hi, Barb, 58% ... wow, thats definitely something to celebrate. So, so pleased things are on the up for you. Trying to imagine Medusa using stay-in conditioner - all I can see is shiny, limp snakes...he he. Loved the picture and story of the ...
    6 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on OFP's Blog "A better place in Hell....".
    Thought provoking.
    7 days ago
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    sooty
    sooty commented on Newbie's wall:
    Your competition entry was altogether enchanting, Newbie. I enjoyed reading it very much. I would like to read more, if you decide to post any.
    8 days ago
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    sooty commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thank you, Newbie.
    8 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Thank you.
    8 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thankyou. I am still working through this month's crop, a very good haul. Yours is wonderfully evocative. I love how you use all the senses
    8 days ago
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    Kate
    Kate commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks Newbie - not a WIP, purely made up for the comp, but who knows where it might lead in the future.
    8 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Beautiful comp entry, Daedalus, the vistas were amazing but the final lines said it all.
    8 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Kate's wall:
    Loved your comp entry, Kate. Is this part of a WIP?
    8 days ago
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    Newbie commented on MosquitoFB6's wall:
    Your comp gave me shivers but it was also fascinating to look at the gallows through the eyes of an executioner. Good one.
    8 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on JB's Blog "Writers Community Support ".
    Joining this community was the best thing I've ever done, JB. Everyone is supportive and on hand if things get sticky - their good advice usually gets me unstuck. Give and take as in most successful relationships.
    9 days ago
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    OFP
    OFP commented on Newbie's wall:
    ... Bacon...
    10 days ago

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  • sooty
    by sooty 8 days ago
    Your competition entry was altogether enchanting, Newbie. I enjoyed reading it very much. I would like to read more, if you decide to post any.
  • sooty
    by sooty 8 days ago
    Thank you, Newbie.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 8 days ago
    Thankyou. I am still working through this month's crop, a very good haul. Yours is wonderfully evocative. I love how you use all the senses
  • Kate
    by Kate 8 days ago
    Thanks Newbie - not a WIP, purely made up for the comp, but who knows where it might lead in the future.
  • OFP
    by OFP 10 days ago
    ... Bacon...
  • MattG
    by MattG 11 days ago
    Thanks Newbie! I really enjoyed yours, very atmospheric and vivid - the smell of bacon does that to me, too!
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 13 days ago
    Thanks, Newbs, and yes she does eventually after a couple of years of torment. I like the imagery and intrigue in yours. Is it something new?
  • Jill
    by Jill 13 days ago
    Silly old Cloud! Have a good one in May anyway. :)
  • Barb
    by Barb 13 days ago
    There in amongst the willow trees on the houseboat - lovely!
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 14 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie. In yours, I especially loved the description of the willow trees. Thought you captured the magic in them. And Happy Birthday (if it really is)! :-0