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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 has accepted Leon's friend request.
    6 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Hi Squidge, I've written four books that have the same main characters in. Each book tells its own story but I bring in other characters throughout and they usually end up in the next book. I didn't start out writing it as a series, it was supposed ...
    9 days ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    I sent a query before reading this thread. It's good to know that Squidge has had a reply and it does sound positive. However, if push to comes to shove and it's either pay up or move on, eventually, then I shall have to pick up sticks and walk off ...
    27 days ago
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    Newbie commented on poggle's picture.
    Such a sad but beautiful painting.
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Nibs's Blog "writing themes ".
    Or animate your miniatures and narrate the stories...just sayin ;-)
    1 month ago
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    "Newbie" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "March 2018’s best writing opportunities".
    Yes, thank you, Loretta.
    1 month ago
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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 ...
    2 months 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. :-)
    2 months ago
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    Newbie commented on MotherSlacker's picture.
    Love the cover, MS. Good luck with your book. Will take a look.
    2 months ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks :-)
    3 months ago
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    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.
    3 months ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
    3 months 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.
    3 months 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
      3 months 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
      3 months ago
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      Jill Same here with the weather. Glad you have connection again. Jx
      3 months ago
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      Newbie Me too. x
      3 months ago
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    3 months ago
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    Newbie commented on bazbaron's wall:
    Gruesome and intriguing, Baz. Sets the bar high for the rest of us. :-)
    3 months ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 3 months ago
    Thanks :-)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 3 months ago
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
  • nba
    by nba 4 months ago
    Hello - is anyone still there?
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    You're in for a treat, Noob :)
  • nba
    by nba 5 months ago
    Hello Newbie, it is back again now corrected (I hope!)
  • Hil
    by Hil 6 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie.
  • L.
    by L. 6 months ago
    Thanks Newbie! I loved the misdirection in yours as who is to be feared.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 6 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 6 months ago
    Thanks, Newbie. Haven't read the rest yet, but I will! :-)
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 6 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.