Yo

Yo

50 years old
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Telford
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Just how do you get 7 billion people to buy your book?
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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
    "Yo" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Angelo the photographer was disappointed the sisters had misunderstood his offer of taking some private 'bare' shots.
    2 hours ago
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    Yo
    Yo Just how do you get 7 billion people to buy your book?
    1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks You mean the entire population of the planet? Well first, translate your book into all the languages there are. Then teach everyone to read their own language. Some of them won't be old enough to read, others will be blind - so you'll need braille versions of their languages as well. Some of the blind people won't be able to turn pages for one reason or another; perhaps they're restrained in prison or hospital. You'll have to find a way round that. Then, of course, not everyone in the world has access to a digital version or anywhere to plug it in. But I'm sure you'll solve that. Then we come to 'buy'. You'll need to set up some sort of online payment thingy, or else visit each remote tribe with a saddlebag full of books they can't read - but they could use them as fuel, perhaps. You didn't state a desire to be read, only to be bought, so sorry, disregard some of what I've suggested. It does beg the question, 'Why?' though. It'll cost you far more to set up this global enterprise than you'll make. So - why?
      1 day ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "A Question of Time".
    @kallierosa My daughter is 17 now and I don't think she can read a clockface, although she was getting the general idea at 15. Everything is digital nowadays and no real need for youngsters to read a clock. My daughter certainly wasn't taught it in ...
    1 day ago
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    "Yo" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing Update".
    Job title: Willy Watcher! Best wishes for getting this all sorted. When we're fit and healthy we take a helluva lot for granted.
    3 days ago
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    Yo
    Yo commented on Yo's wall:
    @Alan - pm sent!
    3 days ago
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    AlanP
    AlanP commented on Yo's wall:
    Your comp entry this month has a bit of reality about it.
    4 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Jake: We know it's not the most conventional of relationships but it seems to be working. I get home from work, go to the pool and we'll swim around for hours chatting about things. Y'know, how our days went, what we got up to, that kind of thing. ...
    6 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on katie 's Blog "Today...".
    Pah! Nobody can be that nice. He's probably a secret axe murderer with 20 kids buried under his extensive patio. He doesn't fool me.
    6 days ago
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    Hel
    Hel commented on Yo's wall:
    Wow. A really strong comp entry this month. Sad, vivid, strong. Excellent, thought-provoking stuff, particularly the ending.
    7 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT".
    The greatest achievement in the life of any human being is being the only one to penetrate the egg. I remember it well, it was bloody hard work I can tell you.
    20 days ago
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    Yo Question to all Cloudies. Is this a question and what punctuation should follow it? "Please name a small species of fish." As opposed to: "Can you name a small species of fish?" Essentially it's asking for the same thing.
    20 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP ... guppy
      20 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick that's offensive
      20 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick seriouisly, it is not a question but a request
      20 days ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Whitebait. This is not a question - it is a polite command/request - and imo your punctuation is correct. The response to your question version of this from anyone likely to be irritating/pedantic is going to be "Yes (I can)."
      20 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP The interrogative, 'Can' indicates a question and requires the '?' for its punctuation termination. The first part, 'Please name' is requiring a response and is not an interrogative and depending on the inflection could be punctuated with an exclamation mark, '!' or a period or full stop, '.'. Archerfish .... However, inflection can make statements into ,questions... 'This is YOUR house?' and 'THIS is your house' can actually be either a question or a statement depending on how they are spoken or inferred... Darter....
      20 days ago
    • Clytemnestra
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      Clytemnestra 'question', even ;_D
      19 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    I'm much more interesting back in the wild, y'know.
    21 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Gerry's Blog "On Pitches, Festivals and One-to-Ones".
    This book is about me. It's about a psychotic nutter who'd stab that pencil in your eye just for the fun of it. But then again, he might not. I might. We 're both thinking about it. Probably best for all three of us if you just read the book.
    23 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Down The Back Of The Sofa".
    That sofa is just one single item in a whole warehouse of goodies called Corbyn's Trident Scrappage (formerly known as The Money Tree).
    26 days ago
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    "Yo" commented on AlanP's Blog "How can I get your data - let me count the ways".
    "Others don’t. If you browse a porn site, I’ll know. If you connect with an offshore bank, I’ll know. If you’re having an affair, I’ll know." Ah, yes, but you don't know, not 100%, not unless you've got CCTV trained on my position. That ...
    26 days ago

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  • Yo
    by Yo 3 days ago
    @Alan - pm sent!
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 4 days ago
    Your comp entry this month has a bit of reality about it.
  • Hel
    by Hel 7 days ago
    Wow. A really strong comp entry this month. Sad, vivid, strong. Excellent, thought-provoking stuff, particularly the ending.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Excellent comp entry, Yo, as others have said, well-captured childhood confusion.
  • tarquilla
    by tarquilla 1 month ago
    I like the competition entry, really good image of a child's view of life.
  • Berks
    by Berks 1 month ago
    Just read your comp entry Yo! really good stuff. That childish innocence captured perfectly. Really liked it.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
    I really like your comp entry yo.
  • Giselle
    by Giselle 8 months ago
    Your comp entry manages so much in so few words, I thoroughly agree with Sandra, you could easily expand into something much longer. And what fun we'd have reading it!
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 8 months ago
    Enjoyed your comp entry, although I think I must have missed out on something, somewhere, somehow.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 9 months ago
    Your comp entry - could/should be expanded to a whole novel :-)