BellaM

BellaM

49 years old
Female
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What happened to Anarchy Corner? Did Stevie run off with the meter money?
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Fantastic. I'm thrilled for you and wish you well with the re-write. Strangely enough I was just looking at Emma's blog, saw the post about multiple POV that you made her write, and then came back here to see what's happening, only to find your news.
    3 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    L - yes! Thank you. :-)
    4 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    I watched a very good film the other week (forget the name - sorry) where one character asks the other "What's your favourite colour?" He says a colour and she just gives him a look. He thinks about it and then says "OK, that was a lie, I guess. I'm ...
    4 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Dragon Lady's Blog "Writers are Dandelions".
    No, talent is not enough. In fact I would venture to suggest that talent (as I understand it) is not necessarily a requirement at all, given some of the guff that is published.
    20 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Seagreen's Blog "When the vet nurse asks if you’d like a moment to say goodbye and you know that no moment will ever be long enough.".
    Oh Sea, I am so very sorry. I used to keep guinea pigs and I know how much any loved creature steals your heart. Please, please try not to beat yourself up over the "if only"s. You did your best, that much is very clear, and that is all any of us ...
    1 month ago
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    BellaM has accepted poggle's friend request.
    1 month ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog ""It's only a sin if you feel remorse"".
    I'm sorry, Daedalus, but I completely disagree that dogs will feel remorse. Dogs will appease humans but that is not the same as making amends. They are also positively oriented, so will do much better knowing what they ought to do rather than ...
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog ""It's only a sin if you feel remorse"".
    Perhaps it is the word "you" that is pivotal to the quote. Psychopaths apparently do not feel remorse for acts that most of us would absolutely consider a sin. Presumably a psychopath would not consider his/her act to be a sin. Guilt is a concept ...
    2 months ago
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    new-bee-author commented on BellaM's wall:
    Hello Bella, missed your reply on the tablet size a while ago. Thanks a lot, it is useful to me for the CVHS! xx
    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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    BellaM wrote a new blog: "Global Literature".
    A friend of mine has been involved in launching the Asymptote Book Club.   I'm just doing my bit to help spread the word.   Anyone who subscribes gets a new piece of global literature every month, plus access to online discussion ...
    2 months ago
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    BellaM
    BellaM wrote a new blog: "Global Literature".
    A friend of mine has been involved in launching the Asymptote Book Club.   I'm just doing my bit to help spread the word.   Anyone who subscribes gets a new piece of global literature every month, plus access to online discussion ...
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Mat's Blog "The Lag".
    'I have asked,' he replies... - masterful. Love it.
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Mat's Blog "Wagon Trail 1".
    You can add me to the four. Unless I am already included. I like your stuff, Mat, and always read it, even if I am woefully useless about commenting.
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Squidge's Blog "Pandering to male readers?".
    That's interesting, Squidge. My nastiest characters are all female. And most of the authors I take to are male, though by no means all.
    3 months ago

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  • nba
    by nba 2 months ago
    Hello Bella, missed your reply on the tablet size a while ago. Thanks a lot, it is useful to me for the CVHS! xx
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 7 months 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 7 months ago
    Fantastic pacing in your comp entry, Bella. A really invigorating read!
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 7 months ago
    I note Sucatraps is an infrequent visitor, so may need a poke.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 8 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 8 months ago
    Bella - congrats on winning the May comp - an excellent choice. Looking forward to June!
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 8 months ago
    Thank you Bella, nice of you to say so.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 8 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 8 months ago
    Thanks Bella - yours is both beautiful and sad.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 8 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.