BellaM

BellaM

49 years old
Female
Current Status
At last. Lost my mojo back in April but finally a character is nagging at me to write him. An unexpected one, too. Usually a good sign.
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    This is such a wonderful culmination to a mind-boggling amount of hard work and dedication. You deserve it. Hope it becomes a best-seller.
    17 hours ago
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    "BellaM" commented on stephenterry's Blog "A blast from the past - and it's still happening today.".
    Poor ducks...
    1 day ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Heated discussions are always going to draw attention while they are happening. Many people love a good old internet fight (to watch if not to participate) though not so many confess to this. I am active on various forums and this one is a haven of ...
    1 day ago
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    "BellaM" commented on AlanP's Blog "August 16th 1977".
    I liked Elvis but the news wasn't particularly shattering. Then again, I was only 8. My sad day wasn't for music; it was when Ayrton Senna died. The death that sticks in my mind most music-wise is Amy Winehouse - and that is because she was given ...
    7 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Gerry's Blog "An Aversion to Certainty".
    "So I will be very, very surprised if after dying I would wake up and find I don’t know what, big old man saying Hey you been good, go that way; you been bad go that way. No, I don’t believe that. " To be fair, Gerry, there probably wasn't time ...
    9 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    "Gnawing on the corner of the carpet" would be a great book title (though not for this particular book!). I love the blurb - really makes me want to read it. Title suggestions: The Mind of the Infidel Thought Crime Marriage of Convenience Jihadi ...
    9 days ago
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    BellaM
    BellaM At last. Lost my mojo back in April but finally a character is nagging at me to write him. An unexpected one, too. Usually a good sign.
    11 days ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra :-)
      11 days ago
    • Julie C
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      Julie C Good to hear that, Bella. I have the mojo but am torn between fiction and non fiction!
      11 days ago
    • Jenni Belsay
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      Jenni Belsay Bella, that's great! :-)
      11 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks I hope Jo has continued to mo all day :-D
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Can't wait! Loved Walter's journey.
      11 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "An Aversion to Italy".
    Monica - I think the Finno-Ugric languages are related by structure rather than by vocabulary, which is why your Finns and Magyars couldn't converse.
    12 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    I do somewhat struggle with the concept of self-censorship for fear of causing harm to some unknown reader. I can see where Daeds is coming from in the example he gave of the journalist wanting to report on the case of post-partum psychosis. And ...
    18 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    Wait, what - brainstorm? Yo - what is wrong with brainstorm? I am now so lost in this discussion that I probably qualify for special help.
    22 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on AlanP's Blog "A bump in the road (or a cautionary tale)".
    Crikey. Well done to you and your teenage team.
    26 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "A Question of Time".
    I'm fine with either - I was taught using analogue but digital watches were pretty new and all the rage when I was a child. My first watch was an analogue (Snoopy, with his arms telling the time and Woodstock going round as the second hand) but I ...
    27 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing Update".
    Poor you. It all sounds pretty ghastly, but you sound in good spirits, which I am happy about. And the new catheter does sound to be a vast improvement, so that's good too. Thank you for the update and I hope you get a date for your op soon.
    29 days ago
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    AlanP
    AlanP commented on BellaM's wall:
    I think I might like to read your comp entry in context of the WIP it's taken from. Sounds like a rollicking ride :)
    29 days ago
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    BellaM
    "BellaM" commented on katie 's Blog "Today...".
    You go girl! Well done. :-)
    1 month ago

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  • AlanP
    by AlanP 29 days ago
    I think I might like to read your comp entry in context of the WIP it's taken from. Sounds like a rollicking ride :)
  • Hel
    by Hel 1 month ago
    Fantastic pacing in your comp entry, Bella. A really invigorating read!
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
    I note Sucatraps is an infrequent visitor, so may need a poke.
  • OFP
    by OFP 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    Bella - congrats on winning the May comp - an excellent choice. Looking forward to June!
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 2 months ago
    Thank you Bella, nice of you to say so.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 2 months 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 2 months ago
    Thanks Bella - yours is both beautiful and sad.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 2 months 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.