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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz4tjFG2W98
    6 days ago
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      Newbie If you haven't already seen this it's worth a look for the book lovers on here. the song is 'It's all about the book - no kindle.'
      5 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    Interesting, Squidge. I used to write the first draft in an old office diary, which I've still got somewhere but now I'm retired I bash my stories out on the computer - it's faster for me. I have to admit it's easier to see where you've made changes ...
    20 days ago
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    Newbie My garden is sighing with gratitude for yesterday's rain. I've been working on another book and it's taking forever to edit and re-edit. Every time I think it's there - it isn't. Perhaps standing in the rain might help me to think more clearly, but I'll give it a miss and struggle on.
    29 days ago
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      poggle Good luck with your struggle, Newbie.You need some Vampyre brew to held you along ;-)
      29 days ago
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      Newbie Thank you, Poggle. Some O positive I expect... :-)
      29 days ago
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      poggle lol v clev
      28 days ago
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      Newbie :-D
      28 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on RichardB's Blog "A neglected talent".
    Having read some your blog, Richard (but not all) I've bought a 1970s version of Pavane off Amazon. Peering into the 'Look inside' of it made me want to read more. Hence the reason for not finishing your blog. Thank you for this, I'd not heard of it ...
    1 month ago
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    Newbie commented on GillJones's picture.
    This is lovely. I can hear the gentle swoosh of waves on the rocks.
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Watched the programme, Skylark. Well done. So proud of you.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie has accepted Loretta Milan's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Pressed the reminder button. Looking forward to watching.
    2 months ago
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    Newbie has accepted Leon's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Hi Squidge, I've written four books that have the same main characters in. Each book tells its own story but I bring in other characters throughout and they usually end up in the next book. I didn't start out writing it as a series, it was supposed ...
    2 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    I sent a query before reading this thread. It's good to know that Squidge has had a reply and it does sound positive. However, if push to comes to shove and it's either pay up or move on, eventually, then I shall have to pick up sticks and walk off ...
    2 months ago
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    Newbie commented on poggle's picture.
    Such a sad but beautiful painting.
    3 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Nibs's Blog "writing themes ".
    Or animate your miniatures and narrate the stories...just sayin ;-)
    3 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "March 2018’s best writing opportunities".
    Yes, thank you, Loretta.
    3 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Thank you for this blog, Mike. It's the norm, sadly, to find homeless people huddled on pavements or outside large stores. I never know whether to offer money or food, but generally I do give something. Yes, I agree, Dolly. I've seen on the news ...
    4 months ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Thanks :-)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
  • nba
    by nba 6 months ago
    Hello - is anyone still there?
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 7 months ago
    You're in for a treat, Noob :)
  • nba
    by nba 7 months ago
    Hello Newbie, it is back again now corrected (I hope!)
  • Hil
    by Hil 8 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie.
  • L.
    by L. 8 months ago
    Thanks Newbie! I loved the misdirection in yours as who is to be feared.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 8 months ago
    Cue the spine-chilling music, Newbie, for that comp entry of yours, and a close-up of that knife... Ooh, I can't watch!
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 8 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 8 months ago
    And thanks to you, Newbie. There's a threat to your piece that lingers for a while after reading and a dislocation about what and who to believe. Liked it a great deal.