Yo

Yo

51 years old
Male
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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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    L.
    L. commented on Yo's wall:
    No, not the hedgehogs!!
    9 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Ariejester's Blog "Who are we really?".
    I'm not sure if it even matters who we are. If we found out tomorrow - for certain - that there is no God/Creator/Superbeingthing, then I've still got to go out next day, put one foot in front of the other, pay my taxes, do stuff, go home, watch tv, ...
    9 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Ariejester's Blog "Death".
    Perhaps you don't know how you feel and that's why you have writer's block?
    9 days ago
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    healeymonster1
    healeymonster1 commented on Yo's wall:
    Good entry. Poor little Hedgehogs. :'(
    10 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Talks".
    David Brent (Ricky Gervais) in The Office on calling a team meeting to discuss potential redundancies "There is good news and bad news regarding the redundancy situation. The bad news is that unfortunately there are going to be redundancies.... but ...
    13 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Yo's wall:
    An intriguing if scary comp entry, Yo. Stunning description of the cheating wife and her howls...chilling.
    27 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    Nobody said you said 'give up' Richard. It's a generic statement to say 'keep going' even if you think all the time and effort is going to waste. Your blog is very useful for any aspiring writer to get a sense of reality because having that will ...
    1 month ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    "You'll never be a Prem footballer, son." But some do become Prem footballers. "You'll never win the lottery." But people do win the lottery. "You'll never invent anything that makes money." But people do invent things that make money. Anyway, ...
    1 month ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Squidge's Blog "No motivation! ".
    Hint at it? 'Judy, could feel her embarrassment turning to anger. Just like that day as a 12-year-old when her mother flashed her tits to the milkman.'
    1 month ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Squidge's Blog "No motivation! ".
    What does she get motivated by? What does she get de-motivated by? Do more of the one and less of the other and hey presto you have a motivated MC.
    1 month ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    I think you have to be careful with things like esp as you will be in danger of making them 'godlike' and therefore dominant, perhaps even invincible. It's a tricky concept because the human race hasn't had to battle another species for dominance ...
    1 month ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    The lions would have no defence. They would be picked off easily by the archers and only have a chance if they get in close enough with sufficient numbers. But that's the biggest test for them. The biggest advantage the Romans have is they have ...
    1 month ago
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    Neil Evans
    "Neil Evans" commented on Yo's Blog "Have any Wordies written a 300k+ word novel?".
    I also owned LOTR in one volume, though now I have it in 3. It was very flimsy as I recall
    1 month ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Yo's Blog "Have any Wordies written a 300k+ word novel?".
    Not quite, Emma. The original paperback edition of LOTR (which I used to own until it fell apart) was in one volume. Though it didn't include the appendices, and was printed on thinner paper than is usual in paperbacks, to keep the bulk ...
    1 month ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Yo's Blog "Have any Wordies written a 300k+ word novel?".
    LOTR is, I believe, sometimes sold as seven books - although this may only be in a boxed collection sold together. Given that each of the books are split into two fairly discrete sections plus the appendices at the end, it's a fairly logical split ...
    1 month ago

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  • L.
    by L. 9 days ago
    No, not the hedgehogs!!
  • healeymonster1
    by healeymonster1 10 days ago
    Good entry.
    Poor little Hedgehogs. :'(
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 27 days ago
    An intriguing if scary comp entry, Yo. Stunning description of the cheating wife and her howls...chilling.
  • Yo
    by Yo 1 month ago
    Mine did, and it was nothing like that pleasant wooded place in the story. Scared me to death if truth be known. I wet the bed until I was 26.
  • Sparepen
    by Sparepen 1 month ago
    I really like your entry in the 'September Conpetition'. Wish my grandma had shown me something like that as a child!
  • JD
    by JD 2 months ago
    Loved Nana in your comp story, Yo.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 months ago
    Nice comp entry, Yo. Now I've got that tune in my head....
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Amusing competition entry, Yo. Nice range of voices. Lucky your PC didn't autocorrect 'tentacle' ;-)
  • Raine
    by Raine 3 months 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 3 months 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??