Newbie

Newbie

68 years old
Female
Location
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
    "Newbie" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Hi, Cissie. I joined 3 years ago and have loved being part of this community. Because of the wonderful support I've received from so many lovely people here, I plucked up enough courage to self-publish. That's one item crossed off my bucket list. I ...
    1 day ago
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    "Newbie" commented on katie 's Blog "Hurt".
    What Prop said, Katie. xx
    2 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks for the competition comment!
    5 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Hilly's wall:
    :-)
    6 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Newbie's wall:
    Dad's 'rock' altogether! My dad spent 5 years in the war and lived it every day of his life from that point but was still a fantastic father.
    6 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Hilly's wall:
    Sorry to hear that. My dad was my rock through a lot of things.
    6 days ago
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    Newbie commented on OFP's wall:
    Enjoyed your comp entry, but didn't expect that ending, Prop. I don't think dq'd means anything where you're concerned. ;-)
    6 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Your comp entry made me smile, Ath, once I'd read further on. I love the no nonsense realisation of the m/c as he listens to the creatures. The final line was perfect.
    6 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie. Yes, I think I was more terrified a lot later on. I thanked my dad for saving my life, just before he died but he couldn't remember any of it. (He was 94 though. Bless him.)
    6 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Hilly's wall:
    Whoa that's some comp entry Hilly. You must have been terrified. I've only ever been on one rough crossing and that was from Ze Brugge to Felixstowe and relived the turbulence when reading your story.
    6 days ago
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    sooty
    sooty commented on Newbie's wall:
    pmd you, Newbie
    9 days ago
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    Berks
    Berks commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks newbie, really appreciate it!
    9 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    Private Eyes
    9 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie. It was the only story that popped into my head.
    10 days ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    Mashie Niblick commented on Newbie's wall:
    thanks Newbie, fun to try a bit of biblical
    10 days ago

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  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 5 days ago
    Thanks for the competition comment!
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 days ago
    Dad's 'rock' altogether! My dad spent 5 years in the war and lived it every day of his life from that point but was still a fantastic father.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Yes, I think I was more terrified a lot later on. I thanked my dad for saving my life, just before he died but he couldn't remember any of it. (He was 94 though. Bless him.)
  • sooty
    by sooty 9 days ago
    pmd you, Newbie
  • Berks
    by Berks 9 days ago
    Thanks newbie, really appreciate it!
  • J.net
    by J.net 10 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie. It was the only story that popped into my head.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 10 days ago
    thanks Newbie, fun to try a bit of biblical
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 10 days ago
    Thanks Newbie - the concern and the mess lasted a long, long time.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 10 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie :-)
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 10 days ago
    Thankyou Newbie, very much obliged to you