BellaM

BellaM

50 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    Unpublished writer (so far)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
    "BellaM" commented on Mat's Blog "Beach Crap".
    A cracking tale. "like adolescence, like my 1983 revisited" - a great line. So much said in so few words.
    12 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    @Daedalus - where is she complaining about awful books by minorities? Have I missed something?
    25 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    I am uncomfortable with this but it is, after all, simply removing a name from an award. However, I keep coming across very worrying (to me) developments in the rush to sign up to the "right" views. ...
    25 days ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Mat's Blog "Market High".
    I always look forward to your surreal tales and this one does not disappoint. Vibrating white ankle. You couldn’t make it up...
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    It was lovely to see. :-)
    2 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    I see exactly what you mean and I share your concerns. If this place goes down the Swanee then we all lose our SE stuff, regardless of membership elsewhere, unless Harry has a contingency plan.
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    On the subject of the SE course, to be fair Harry has said that the Cloud will continue indefinitely and that reduced usage may extend its life so far as any Social Go glitches are concerned. So we do still have access to all our material and to all ...
    3 months ago
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    BellaM commented on Seagreen's wall:
    I can’t see any way to set up groups. But I have not really explored yet. It’s not obvious but might be there.
    3 months ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on BellaM's wall:
    What's the set-up like in the new place, Bella? Can we do groups and things?
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    The Word Cloud now looks absolutely unspeakable and I'm not sure how long I can cope with it. You will be pleased to hear, Harry, that your introductory founder member offer at £150 per year, fixed forever, was good enough to make me get out the ...
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Searching the Cloud - and other places".
    Ooh. Thanks for this. Good to know.
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Harry's Blog "Of Jericho, clouds, and community".
    @ Gus - as I understand it, the name Jericho comes from the district in Oxford where the WW (as was) office resides. There used to be a wonderfully louche cocktail bar there called Raoul's. I wonder if it still exists. But I have to say that I have ...
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Harry's Blog "Of Jericho, clouds, and community".
    Thank you for coming here to give some more explanation. For myself, as an established Cloudie, I can say that I probably will join and gorge. I am in the fortunate position of having a bit of money to fling at my writing - but even though I can ...
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    I think we all love the Cloud. Well, we must do or we wouldn't be here. And I would pay some money were the Cloud to continue as is (in an ideal world on a more stable platform, but without courses loading the system maybe it doesn't need changed). ...
    3 months ago
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    "BellaM" commented on John Alty's Blog "Is the story everything?".
    I enjoy Dan Brown, and John Grisham. I even ploughed through the whole Fifty Shades trilogy because actually there was just enough story to make me wonder how it all worked out in the end. The writing is indeed risible and the sex scenes so ...
    4 months ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 3 months ago
    What's the set-up like in the new place, Bella? Can we do groups and things?
  • nba
    by nba 7 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 1 year 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 year ago
    Fantastic pacing in your comp entry, Bella. A really invigorating read!
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 year ago
    I note Sucatraps is an infrequent visitor, so may need a poke.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year 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 1 year ago
    Bella - congrats on winning the May comp - an excellent choice. Looking forward to June!
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 1 year ago
    Thank you Bella, nice of you to say so.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 year 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 year ago
    Thanks Bella - yours is both beautiful and sad.