Yo

Yo

50 years old
Male
Location
Telford
United Kingdom
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Other
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Tolkien takes you to another world, Asimov to the distant future, Dickens to the lives of you ancestors.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    I've never read a book more than once. But the ones I enjoyed the most were: Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner - Alan Sillitoe The Lord Of The Rings - Tolkien Prelude to Foundation - Asimov A Christmas Carol - Dickens War of the Worlds - HG Wel
    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?
    To write a book that stands the test of time, still enjoyed by the masses a thousand years from now.
    Your worst habit?
    Tapping the 'Caps Lock' button to type 'I'..... AND THEN REALISING THAT I HADN'T TAPPED IT AGAIN TO CHANGE IT BACK Argh.....see what I JUST DID !!!!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    I deeply respect the good folk of publishing
    Where do you write?
    On the sofa just watching telly
    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?
    One day I am going to die. Yes, really, I am going to die at some point! And so are you! A reminder of your own mortality is the foundation for planning your future.

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    Yo In the right hand column of the Home page, half way down. Social Go: You have invited 1 one contact to join. None have registered as yet. I haven't invited anybody. Is anybody else getting this message?
    5 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus No, just 'invite your contacts to join'
      5 days ago
    • Yo
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      Yo It's now changed to 'invite your contacts to join'. Bit weird that. Going to change my password in case I've been hacked!
      5 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    One day, the human race will die, unless it learns to colonise other worlds. Even if does manage to do that it is likely 'in time' that all the great humans that've ever lived will be forgotten. When we become half-robot, the human race will move ...
    6 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    @Dolly Yes, 'ence indeed! When I get uber-stressed at work (often), one of the first signs that all is not well is I start to forget things. I swear (honest, no really HONEST) I have forgotten the following: 1. How to breathe - one day I woke up ...
    6 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    I especially like the line "And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." Which, to me, basically reads as: 'Why bother worrying about stuff?'
    6 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Time to dig out The Desiderata again. Never fails to put a smile on face. Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak ...
    6 days ago
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    JD
    JD commented on Yo's wall:
    Loved Nana in your comp story, Yo.
    6 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    You've got about ten years left, twenty if you're lucky. Trouble is I could be sat here at the age of 50, thinking I've got another 40 years or so, and be dead before I finish the end of the sent
    7 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Oblivion".
    Yep, but none of us know what comes next. Could be nothing, could be something. It's nicer to think there's something, paradise, until we're ready to give the short rollercoaster of life another go, just for the fun of it.
    24 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Raine's Blog "Pre-York Confession".
    I think that as you've got it through once, means you'll have no problems getting it through again. It's just a matter of time. Good luck with it!
    24 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on mike's Blog "Certainly no carry on".
    "Might" cause offence. I think we need to start getting away from this as a forum. The piece you're keeping from us could be the greatest work ever, something that influences all our lives for the good, perhaps even changing our lives to be ...
    24 days ago
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    Newbie commented on Yo's wall:
    Nice comp entry, Yo. Now I've got that tune in my head....
    25 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Yo's wall:
    Amusing competition entry, Yo. Nice range of voices. Lucky your PC didn't autocorrect 'tentacle' ;-)
    26 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    All of them. They must stick to their own rooms from 11.59pm and never, I mean NEVER, venture into the corridors in bewitching hour. Opening windows after dark is not advised. In the event of breaking these rules the house cannot be held ...
    26 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    This is my home, I've lived here for 20 years, I know every nook and cranny. I know where all the weapons are, you don't. I know where all the traps are, you don't. I know all the secret places where things can be hidden or buried, you don't. I ...
    26 days ago

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  • JD
    by JD 6 days ago
    Loved Nana in your comp story, Yo.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 25 days ago
    Nice comp entry, Yo. Now I've got that tune in my head....
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 26 days ago
    Amusing competition entry, Yo. Nice range of voices. Lucky your PC didn't autocorrect 'tentacle' ;-)
  • Raine
    by Raine 1 month ago
    I looked! There was dust, and a cat. The cat plots my death regularly, but the dust is probably developing greater cognitive powers. So jury's out on which one will kill me...
  • Raine
    by Raine 1 month ago
    (Sorry!) It's like those babysitter urban tales isn't? The cut phone line. Or the one about the dog and the man under the bed... *quickly checks under bed* Do we have a fundamental mistrust of our surroundings??
  • Raine
    by Raine 1 month ago
    A knock on the door? Pal, have you checked your wardrobe recently? You're doomed, I tell you. Doomed.
  • Raine
    by Raine 1 month ago
    Hi Yo. I'm one of the Randoms. We're just one of many critique groups on here. We're all members of other groups to, of course. Some of us are on here a lot, some of us rarely, but we help each other with bits of writing and love short stories so much we even self published 3 anthologies. That's really all there is to it.
  • Barny
    by Barny 1 month ago
    Yo, we're writers, not colluders/cheats/<OFP would insert a defamatory term of his choice, "in jest" of course>.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 month ago
    Yo - the Randoms are the members of the Random and Speculative Short Story Appreciation group. Nothing mysterious or world-dominatey about it I'm happy to confirm.
  • Yo
    by Yo 2 months ago
    @Alan - pm sent!