Newbie

Newbie

68 years old
Female
Location
Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshir
United Kingdom
Current Status
Welcome to the cloud, newcomers.
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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 Seagreen's wall:
    Thanks, Sea ;-)
    20 hours ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Newbie's wall:
    Cue the spine-chilling music, Newbie, for that comp entry of yours, and a close-up of that knife... Ooh, I can't watch!
    1 day ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Daedalus's picture.
    I've been looking at it getting increasingly red from my garden. A strange sky most of the day...
    1 day ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)
    1 day ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you.
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on J.net's wall:
    Thank you.
    2 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Newbie's wall:
    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.
    2 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie. The implied horror in yours sent shivers through my timbers! Well done.
    2 days ago
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    healeymonster1
    healeymonster1 commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks Newbie, I also enjoyed Mrs Stuart getting her just desserts. It was a shame poor old Hamish the builder had to get it too, but Mrs Stuart is not the crowbar wielding type. I can't say that your super visual ghosts didn't inspire me slightly ...
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on jkdavies's wall:
    Thank you. :-)
    2 days ago
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    jkdavies
    jkdavies commented on Newbie's wall:
    *hinted, not ninted!
    2 days ago
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    jkdavies
    jkdavies commented on Newbie's wall:
    I liked the way your October story took us from cosiness to ambiguity, hoping love will be enough to avoid the ninted menace of the future. Nicely atmospheric.
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on J.net's wall:
    This is one story that will take a while to get out of my mind, J.net. Strong emotion all the way through and what a tale. Very good.
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Heartbreaking comp entry, Sea. It left me with chills.
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on John Alty's wall:
    A clever, chilling comp entry, John.
    2 days ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 day 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 1 day ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 2 days 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.
  • J.net
    by J.net 2 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie. The implied horror in yours sent shivers through my timbers! Well done.
  • healeymonster1
    by healeymonster1 2 days ago
    Thanks Newbie, I also enjoyed Mrs Stuart getting her just desserts. It was a shame poor old Hamish the builder had to get it too, but Mrs Stuart is not the crowbar wielding type. I can't say that your super visual ghosts didn't inspire me slightly with my descriptiveness. Your's was a great ghost story, there is much more to be afraid of in the living world than the dead. I don't share some of the other's optimism for Jack and his family. I suspect that Jack will inevitably succumb to his inner darkness. ;)
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 2 days ago
    *hinted, not ninted!
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 2 days ago
    I liked the way your October story took us from cosiness to ambiguity, hoping love will be enough to avoid the ninted menace of the future. Nicely atmospheric.
  • new-bee-author
    by new-bee-author 5 days ago
    I love your creepy October competition entry, Newbie! Shiver-worthy!
  • Pinkbelt75
    by Pinkbelt75 9 days ago
    It was a good shiver
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 9 days ago
    Your comp entry, Newbie, intriguing, chilling but leaves me with a smidgeon of optimism.