Giselle

Giselle

49 years old
Female
Location
Paris
France
Current Status
42 straight days of house guests. Last ones left today. Only 6 days to prepare York submissions. HELP!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fantasy
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Other non-fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    James Joyce, Robertson Davies, Anne Rice, Anaïs Nin, Saki, Camus & Diderot
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Ulysses for the way he plays with words (hence favorite author...), The Narnia Chronicles & any books where the children have a world of their own. Game of Thrones for the complexity of the plot (how many index cards he uses??) Dr. Suess, for the trees.
    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?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    The right answer: That other people love - or despise - my characters as much as I do. The real answer: I would LOVE to see my books in print in my local bookstore.
    Your worst habit?
    Clicking on the browser icon when I should be writing. I'm working on it.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    With tea, in my office with a view on wysteria (leaves all gone)..
    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 moved to Paris in the 90's convinced that I was going to spend my time writing for the New Yorker, then promptly got sucked into magazine publishing. I finally started writing in 2012 after kid #3, because the words couldn't stay inside anymore.

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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on BellaM's Blog "Anyone got any experience of Virgin Media Wayleave Agreements?".
    How nice of them! Of course they can't possibly dig up your lawn without your consent, so they're obviously trying to do it in a sneaky way, and it you don't fall for it, they try to shame you. Bad neighbor that you are. Of course, it could also be ...
    2 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    Thanks so much for the updAte, Skylark, with all the wonderfully exciting news. I imagine that you're in the tumble-cycle of emotions right now, and hope that you can find the time to enjoy them. Perseverence, determination and talent... you have ...
    3 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Lovely blog, Cissy. My run on the Cloud is much like Philippa's. The first, highly tentative critiques, followed by my own posts in preparation for 2015's Get Published day. During that day I met my first Cloudies, and what a life-changing ...
    4 days ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle 42 straight days of house guests. Last ones left today. Only 6 days to prepare York submissions. HELP!
    5 days ago
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    • Giselle
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      Giselle Prop, definitely. That kept me going (that and I dearly love all the people that were here, but playing hostes morning, noon and night is tiring). @Whisks, I even got some stripping done and they helped move around shutters. One thing having a people-filled summer house has taught me: the art of delagation!
      4 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Got to be a short in that...
      5 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks By your previous comments, they were rather useful house guests - house elves, even. Hope everything gleams now.
      5 days ago
    • Giselle
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      Giselle Prop, definitely. That kept me going (that and I dearly love all the people that were here, but playing hostes morning, noon and night is tiring). @Whisks, I even got some stripping done and they helped move around shutters. One thing having a people-filled summer house has taught me: the art of delagation!
      4 days ago
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    sooty
    sooty commented on Giselle's wall:
    Having a go a de-confusing it and will let you know as and when.
    9 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on AlanP's Blog "August 16th 1977".
    I was visiting family in Paris when Elvis died, and though I didn't know him at the time (I was too young), the news struck me because it was important enough to have been translated into English on French radio. Thanks to that, I have a very clear ...
    10 days ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    It depends on the specific level you are at. Our order book is rammed to 24 months and we are turning work away or subbing it out. The decimated £ brings in investment in infrastructure which affects us positively. The evidence is towering. ...
    23 days ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    Crane count - it's a backward economic measure - decisions to start these buildings projects were made long ago, before Brexshit vote. For a forward looking economic measure - you would need to look at business confidence surveys, purchase managers' ...
    23 days ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    ... it is a measure of the economy, the number of cranes in view from the a high rise. The lowest I have seen is 34. The most I have seen is 127. So, like Warren Buffet counts train movements to judge the economy, I judge the crane count.
    24 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Looking Ahead".
    WB I'm so excited for you! Of course you want to finish out the year - proof of the work ethic that's kept you going this long. Enjoy your (last?) students and courses, help those young minds sparkle, and then take advantage of Mr. WB's opportunity ...
    24 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    @Snowflake, what a fantastic experience! Yes, they were blue, weren't they, with a special smell. I hope you had a chance to go up in one. I really want to now, just to see what it's like.
    24 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    @OFP, thank you, I'm honored. 115! That's alot of ladders to climb and loads to lift. The other day we passed a flatbed truck on the highway and I immediately recognized a crane's cabin. I thought of my craney and smiled.
    24 days ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    This takes me back. My father used to work for a company that built cranes. I spent my childhood visiting the factory and then into my teens there were summer jobs in the office making copies of blueprints (when they actually were blue). A lovely ...
    24 days ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    I am on deck 14 and can count 115 tower cranes cross a 360' panoramic view of London from King's Cross. Always think of you and this story when I see them now....
    24 days ago
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    The Mirror, Reflecting, Never Lies
    Barny commented on Giselle's wall:
    Ditto. Perhaps cloud is forgetful, it's certainly appalling at remembering birthdays).
    1 month ago

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    The Crane

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  • 17th November 2015 Published

    Silent phones

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  • sooty
    by sooty 9 days ago
    Having a go a de-confusing it and will let you know as and when.
  • The Mirror, Reflecting, Never Lies
    Ditto. Perhaps cloud is forgetful, it's certainly appalling at remembering birthdays).
  • Skylark
    by Skylark 3 months ago
    Thanks for sharing. Interesting read!
  • OFP
    by OFP 3 months ago
    Blog me Paris in the morning. Miss that. Did a snowy stagger across pint nuef one midnight to have a coffee and cognac in a wee cafe 30 years ago on leave. One of my best simple memories. Love Paris.
  • OFP
    by OFP 3 months ago
    Link to your SFH story. Thanks/please...
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 3 months ago
    Many congrats on you SFH story! Really looking forward to reading this when the anthology is out x
  • OFP
    by OFP 3 months ago
    ... quite touched by your comment. My highest writing achievement yet. In an odd coincidence, I have been working in London today and keep looking at tower cranes and thinking about your blog. Loved that.
  • sooty
    by sooty 3 months ago
    Hello Giselle, I've pmd you with an urgent question, if you would be so kind as to look into the matter. Thanks, sootx
  • OFP
    by OFP 7 months ago
    Howz my belle paris? Been almost two years since I've been there. Could do with une demi du Kro
  • sooty
    by sooty 7 months ago
    (pm'd you)