Giselle

Giselle

49 years old
Female
Location
Paris
France
Current Status
It's 18h00 and still light out. Miss France was elected Miss Univers. The French handball team just won the world series. After a week on insane Trumpness, I'm happy to celebrate. What else can we pop some champagne about?
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 commented on OFP's picture.
    Actually, it was a Bring Your Own Rat. But doesn't sound as if you need it, with a barman like that.
    2 days ago
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    Giselle commented on OFP's picture.
    I can see why... Though you may have to BYOR.
    2 days ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle commented on OFP's picture.
    Bahamas? Senegal?
    2 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on OFP's Blog "re boot".
    The existential dilemnas following a nudge. I hear you Prop. I've been out of my WIP for 6 months, and forced myself back into it yesterday. It was as difficult mentally as forcing myself to go back to the gym at the edn of summer vacation. But, ...
    8 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on curlykats's Blog "Independent publishers and Kindle Scout".
    Thank you for sharing this Curlykats. I enjoyed reading the exerpt, and happily nominated you. Would love to hear how it works out for you!
    10 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on John Alty's Blog "The Khyber Pass".
    A wonderfully evocative blog John. I join others in loving the vicarious living of an adventure I'll never undertake. I'd love to be a fly on the wall if you and OFP get together to swap tales...
    11 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    Happy (belated) birthday Catherine! I say look at the bright side - you were long-listed, after all, which is something you can put on your writing résumé. That alone, IM(humble)O, is well worth the time and effort spent on the competition. And ...
    11 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing".
    You had me cringing in empathy Richard, and I'm happy that you've pulled through. A few years ago my stepfather had a heinous vacation as we had to make pee stops every half an hour or so; I now understand why! Thanks for sharing this, I'll keep an ...
    17 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Get rid of those fisherman or you'll never see your bone again.
    1 month ago
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    Giselle commented on Mick McMikal's picture.
    So utterly over-the-top that you can only love it. In the picture it seems to be a huge facade with a few tiny rooms behind, but I'm assuming that there's more to see. Is it a pilgramage spot?
    1 month ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle commented on OFP's wall:
    I'll work on it. :-)
    1 month ago
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    Skylark
    Skylark commented on Giselle's wall:
    Thanks for sharing. Interesting read!
    1 month ago
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    OFP
    OFP commented on Giselle's wall:
    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.
    1 month ago
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    Giselle commented on Skylark's wall:
    Other cases of patients being told their troubles are merely psychological...: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/28/uti-test-used-by-gps-gives-wrong-results-in-at-least-a-fifth-of-cases-study-claims
    1 month ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on John Alty's Blog "Low cost housing".
    Lovely blog John, the scene perfectly set. I'm happy the crates found a higher calling.
    1 month ago

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  • Skylark
    by Skylark 1 month ago
    Thanks for sharing. Interesting read!
  • OFP
    by OFP 1 month 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 1 month ago
    Link to your SFH story. Thanks/please...
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 1 month ago
    Many congrats on you SFH story! Really looking forward to reading this when the anthology is out x
  • OFP
    by OFP 2 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 2 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 5 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 5 months ago
    (pm'd you)
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 5 months ago
    Mmmm! Pistachio. Thanks Giselle :)
  • Jill
    by Jill 6 months ago
    That's good to hear. Sending hugs to you in return. :)x