Newbie

Newbie

68 years old
Female
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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 Hilly's wall:
    Yes, it's really sad when they have to keep on keeping on. Fingers crossed he manages to stop.
    8 hours ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Newbie's wall:
    Scary and sad comp entry, Newbie. We all know of someone gone over the edge because of these drugs. My very gay, muscle bound ceramics teacher has just had a heart attack. He's 34. Not aggressive but destroying his body. The docs said you need to ...
    14 hours ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Newbie's wall:
    Not from firsthand experience, Sandra.
    16 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks - I'd no idea. Frighteningly vivid descriptions ...
    16 hours ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Sandra's wall:
    Can't be sure it would go that far, Sandra, but I do remember the change coming over a family member when he'd taken something similar to bolster his muscle mass. There were often arguments and fists going through doors or walls. If he'd turned ...
    16 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Your comp entry - is that true, or am I naive?!!
    16 hours ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Berks's Blog "Good Grief".
    Choked up, Berks. Thank you for sharing. A special lady deserves to be remembered and your lovely Dylan did her and you, proud.
    17 hours ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on AlanP's Blog "How can I get your data - let me count the ways".
    Gulp! Good job I'm boring....
    19 hours ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Fingers crossed the young readers will pull those books of the shelves. Interesting blog, Squidge. Well done for getting so far.
    2 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Enjoyed reading your blog, Whisks. I hope many foxes visit that WOMAN and dig up her plants for the rest of her life!!!! Gorgeous video of your babies, they're a credit to you and those who look out for them.
    3 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    If the television commercial fails we can always try this I suppose.
    9 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on OFP's Blog "re boot".
    If you've lost interest wait until it comes around again but meanwhile start something else. I love the way you write, it's free-flowing and funny. Not too many people have that kind of talent, Prop. You have it in spades. Good luck with whatever ...
    15 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    By now you've probably finished off the wine and chicken and I'm hoping you're feeling more positive about your writing. As most people have said, competition judges can vary in their likes and dislikes. It isn't personal. Hope you had an enjoyable ...
    15 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on curlykats's Blog "Independent publishers and Kindle Scout".
    Fingers crossed for you, Curlykats. I've read the excerpt and now I want to read the whole book. :-) Have nominated you by the way. I've looked at Scout but haven't the nerve to enter as yet. Let us know how you get on.
    15 days ago
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  • Hilly
    by Hilly 14 hours ago
    Scary and sad comp entry, Newbie. We all know of someone gone over the edge because of these drugs. My very gay, muscle bound ceramics teacher has just had a heart attack. He's 34. Not aggressive but destroying his body. The docs said you need to stop now but can he? I don't know. I hope so.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 16 hours ago
    Not from firsthand experience, Sandra.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 16 hours ago
    Thanks - I'd no idea. Frighteningly vivid descriptions ...
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 16 hours ago
    Your comp entry - is that true, or am I naive?!!
  • sooty
    by sooty 26 days ago
    more now
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 28 days ago
    I really enjoyed your comp entry, Newbie, and the ending was just lovely.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 28 days ago
    I shall look up your work. I'm still stumbling along, ever hopeful of a traditional route but some part of me thinks 'why not do it myself?'. I have books to spare, to say the least.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 28 days ago
    Thanks for the advice, Newbie.
    I'm seriously going to look into self-publishing. I have nine to roll, all different genres and target markets, so maybe I need a nom de plume for some of them. I'm working on the tenth as we speak. Maybe one day, eh?
  • Hel
    by Hel 28 days ago
    Beautiful comp entry, Newbie. I loved the reversal at the end, very satisfying.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 29 days ago
    Thanks, Newbie. The dystopian is YA but now we're told that dystopian and psychological thrillers are out now and that's mostly what I write. Ho-hum.