BellaM

BellaM

49 years old
Female
Current Status
Cheesed off
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Sebastian Faulks
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Engleby
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To get published
    Your worst habit?
    Starting but not finishing
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    I deeply respect the good folk of publishing
    Where do you write?
    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 love pugs

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    "BellaM" commented on Berks's Blog "Good Grief".
    How lovely. Well done, Dylan. So sorry for your loss, Berks.
    12 hours ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Hil's Blog "Cringe-worthy literary devices".
    Poor use or over-use of similes. I am probably guilty of it myself, mind.
    4 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Heartwarming. Though I wish eternal diarrhoea on the woman who intentionally orphaned your first lot. That poor mummy fox.
    4 days ago
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    BellaM has accepted J.net's friend request.
    7 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on OFP's Blog "re boot".
    I've come back to both my WIPs months/over a year later and found the enthusiasm to edit or rewrite. In both cases they were finished. I have one which has stalled right now but I know why and have enough faith in the story to pick it up again at ...
    14 days ago
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    BellaM has accepted RHB's friend request.
    15 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    Aww. Hugs. The simple fact, Catherine, is that you are NOT no good and NOT stupid. You just didn't strike lucky this time. I know it's easy to say and I know how it feels to get knocked back. I also know how it feels to have a glimmer of hope ...
    16 days ago
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    BellaM has accepted Dee999's friend request.
    19 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing".
    I'll have to look it up, Alan. But basically that most prostate cancers are so slow growing that going for invasive procedures is not necessarily helpul in the long run, and monitoring may be the best approach.
    22 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing".
    If anyone takes The Times, check out Times 2 - Dr Mark Porter's column. He is dealing with prostate issues today, as it happens.
    22 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing".
    What a story, Richard. So glad you got to the hospital and I hope that the GP can now sort you out sharp-ish.
    23 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on OFP's Blog "Pig Racing...".
    Yep. Agree. Started off the day by punching seven bells out of the heavy bag. Very therapeutic, that. Never seen pig racing. Would like to.
    24 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on AlanP's Blog "Follow Me, Jack".
    Great blog, Alan. I enjoyed it. Thanks.
    25 days ago
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    BellaM commented on OFP's wall:
    Thanks, Prop. :-)
    26 days ago
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    OFP
    OFP commented on BellaM's wall:
    Catharsis . Relief derived from expression of emotions. Not something I'm particularly good at. He was worth it. Stunning comp entry.
    26 days ago

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  • OFP
    by OFP 26 days ago
    Catharsis . Relief derived from expression of emotions. Not something I'm particularly good at. He was worth it. Stunning comp entry.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 27 days ago
    Thank you, Bella. I was blown away by the depth of yours. A wonderful tribute to your darling pug.

    Congratulations on winning the comp - well deserved. :-)
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 27 days ago
    Bella - congrats on winning the May comp - an excellent choice. Looking forward to June!
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 28 days ago
    Thank you Bella, nice of you to say so.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 28 days ago
    Thanks, Bella. This one wasn't an extract, it was written for the comp and yes, it was sad beyond belief. Cathartic.
  • Kate
    by Kate 1 month ago
    Thanks Bella - yours is both beautiful and sad.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Thanks, Bella for the mention about my comp entry. I think I got it wrong but never mind. I read yours and it's still so sad. Feel for you.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 1 month ago
    BellaM, I read your comp entry a couple of times over. Amazing how so much emotion can be tied up in these relationships - it was lump in throat time for me.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 month ago
    Thanks. Just read yours - heartrending at the close, and so much more so because of the sheer vitality of what goes before. Beautiful writing
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 month ago
    Your comp entry. Still missing him? It takes a while but you'll get there.