Newbie

Newbie

68 years old
Female
Location
Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
Current Status
We have snow today but yesterday I saw the first purple crocus in my garden. Spring is on its way.
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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 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 ...
    3 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Well done, Philippa - all that hard work has paid off. Keep positive. Of course you'll get there. :-)
    5 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on MotherSlacker's picture.
    Love the cover, MS. Good luck with your book. Will take a look.
    9 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks :-)
    28 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Sandra's wall:
    I got lost reading yours (in a nice way) I've re-read it several times and can picture you, absorbed as your creation evolves. Beautifully described.
    28 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
    29 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie We have snow today but yesterday I saw the first purple crocus in my garden. Spring is on its way.
    1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Hello, Newbie. Long time no speak! Sleeting here at the moment. Yes, I think Spring is on the way, but I'm not going out in this to seek crocuses. :)xJ
      1 month ago
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      Newbie Hi, Jill, yes it is a long time. Had some server problems on here whereby I was unable to access the site. All sorted now thank goodness. Sadly the snow has given way to rain, but there was enough to coat the garden. :-)xx
      1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Same here with the weather. Glad you have connection again. Jx
      29 days ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie Me too. x
      29 days ago
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    Newbie has accepted poggle's friend request.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on bazbaron's wall:
    Gruesome and intriguing, Baz. Sets the bar high for the rest of us. :-)
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Purple witch's wall:
    Beautifully executed comp, PW. Breathtaking.
    1 month ago
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    nba
    new-bee-author commented on Newbie's wall:
    Hello - is anyone still there?
    2 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on BellaM's Blog "Global Literature".
    Thank you for posting this Bella, it looks interesting.
    2 months ago
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    Newbie has accepted Donna's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Mat's Blog "The Lag".
    ...the hands themselves becoming mittens only, air fills my fingers. Can imagine this, somehow. Hope your skills keep on improving. ;-)
    2 months ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Mat's Blog "Wagon Trail 1".
    I thought this was funny too, Mat. Sorry I didn't comment though :-( Still growing the Arthur Bell...
    2 months ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 28 days ago
    Thanks :-)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 29 days ago
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
  • nba
    by nba 2 months ago
    Hello - is anyone still there?
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 months ago
    You're in for a treat, Noob :)
  • nba
    by nba 3 months ago
    Hello Newbie, it is back again now corrected (I hope!)
  • Hil
    by Hil 4 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie.
  • L.
    by L. 4 months ago
    Thanks Newbie! I loved the misdirection in yours as who is to be feared.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 4 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 4 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 4 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.