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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 ...?
    Omnivorous
    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 Barny's Blog "Caption Comp".
    'Yes there, look. The blighter's sailing off with the ladder...'
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    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "but what harm can it possibly do?".
    It's lovely to read writers who write humour into their stories, Mike. I like Tom Sharpe's book for that reason. I haven't read the books you mention but have watched the serials on television in my younger days and thoroughly enjoyed them. I shed a ...
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thank you!
    12 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Hil's wall:
    Congratulations, Hil. Well deserved.
    12 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Barny's Blog "Caption Comp".
    One of us is fake news.
    16 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Stoked's Blog "The Power of Iron".
    Hi, Stoked, sorry to hear you're still suffering with Anaemia but pleased you're feeling well enough to pop in and that you're writing/publishing. Keep on keeping on. :-) xx
    21 days ago
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    Newbie commented on poggle's picture.
    Ah - thanks Poggle. xx
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    Newbie Giselle's profile has been deleted :( Hopefully she'll get back on and reinstate everything.
    1 month ago
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      JD I found the problem was my network which I suspect sent lots of pings to the cloud which then got linked to my username.
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      Newbie I'll pass it on, JD, thanks.
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      Debi It's happened to two people recently when they tried to upload photos. They were auto-reinstated after a few days.
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      Newbie Fingers crossed.
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    Newbie commented on Daedalus's picture.
    Brilliant - have pre-ordered. Great cover, too.
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Thanks for that, Mike, I'm not surprised to hear who wielded the power. I found I didn't like Thomas Cromwell in the tv adaptation but am enjoying the dry humour of his personality in the book.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie Giselle sends a message to let you all know she has been locked out. The dreaded 403 FORBIDDEN error has shown its hand. She hopes to be back very soon.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Are we what we read? I've no idea, but some of it must rub off I suppose, if only for a the time it takes to pick up another book and get lost in it. I loved Enid Blyton stories when I was a child, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was a constant re-read ...
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Ah, sorry, should have re-read the blog.
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Yes, I understand the book hasn't been banned, just the writer's name withdrawn from childrens reading lists. Appreciate your explanation, Barny :-).
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Raine, Wide Sargasso Sea is a great read. I had to do a contrast and compare on it and Jane Eyre, many years ago in English Lit, so pleased I did. It changed my perspective on a lot of things. I'm not sure how I feel about the subject of this blog. ...
    1 month ago

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  • Hil
    by Hil 12 days ago
    Thank you!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 7 months ago
    Thanks :-)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 7 months ago
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
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    by nba 8 months ago
    Hello - is anyone still there?
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    by Caducean Whisks 9 months ago
    You're in for a treat, Noob :)
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    by nba 9 months ago
    Hello Newbie, it is back again now corrected (I hope!)
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    by Hil 10 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie.
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    by L. 10 months ago
    Thanks Newbie! I loved the misdirection in yours as who is to be feared.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 10 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 10 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)