Giselle

Giselle

50 years old
Female
Location
Paris
France
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Dear Cloud, in my professional life, I help magazine editors with their online and paper subscriptions. 100% of the editors I know (both clients and non-clients) who went from a free web site to a paywall lost money. Almost all switched back to free web
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    Hello Harry. Lots of whiteness on the new Cloud. The disappearance of the right-hand navigation bar renders navigation less fluid. That's not unsurmountable, but you asked for a first impression... As for Jericho, to give feedback I'd have to whip ...
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Harry's Blog "Of Jericho, clouds, and community".
    Thank you for this post and your follow-up messages Harry, as WW's silence has been a tad deafening. To begin with: what Sandra just said. I started pitching in 2012. I’m closer to getting somewhere than I was before, thanks to the Cloud and WW ...
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    Well... This morning's email from JW stipulates - again - "more for less" with promises of good deals for Cloudies. Unless a subscription includes a place at York, this new formula remains "less for more" and they are rolling this out wether we like ...
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    @Skylark how very wonderful that you'll be the keynote speaker! I've been reading this thread and not posting, the time I get my mind sorted out, because I love the Cloud but I'm quite angry at the new developments. Like Richard, I did quick math, ...
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    The message does say there are more announcements to come. Being the eternal optimist, I'll hope for good news for existing Cloudies. To be seen.... I just hope they don't wait too long before delivering said news.
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    @Sea, http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/intro-to-jericho-writers.html
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on babblefish2's Blog "Beta Testing, Sci Fi RPG".
    My son is a serious gamer; if you send anything my way I'll hapilly show him.
    2 months ago
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    Giselle Dear Cloud, in my professional life, I help magazine editors with their online and paper subscriptions. 100% of the editors I know (both clients and non-clients) who went from a free web site to a paywall lost money. Almost all switched back to free web service, but only after having lost readers who had been faithful for years. And once they're gone.... Just saying.
    2 months ago
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    Giselle commented on Daedalus's picture.
    Oh stop it, all of you. You're a handsome lot and that's that. :-)
    3 months ago
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    Giselle commented on Daedalus's picture.
    Bravo Daeds! Glad the launch went well. ;-)
    3 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psychology "Trust" Survey (a favour)".
    Done! Thought provoking at the same time. I trust easily, too much so sometimes, but I'm a happier person when I assume people around me are good. I honestly believe most of them are, in their own way, though what I consider "trustworthy" may not ...
    3 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Scarlett's Blog "Does your character have a lie?".
    Hello Scarlett! This was both interesting and useful, thank you. It's so easy to get waylaid by the lesser aspects - ie physical traits and some emotional traits - but those aren't enough for well-defined characters, are they? The difficulty is ...
    3 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Congratulations Philippa!!! And you know what? You. Can. Do. It. Yes, you can, and you will. And I don't think anyone will correct me if I say we all have your back. ;-)
    4 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    Skylark this is just simply amazing, and thank you for allowing us to follow your - and Jesika's - journey from idea to short story to publication. It couldn't happen to a nicer, more decent person which, during these times, is very heart-warming. ...
    5 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Seagreen's Blog "When the vet nurse asks if you’d like a moment to say goodbye and you know that no moment will ever be long enough.".
    So sorry for you Sea, those small, cuddly creatures do wiggle into our hearts, don't they? Big hugs. @Whisks, so sorry to hear about Nutmeg. Poor spice girl.
    5 months ago

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  • sooty
    by sooty 10 months ago
    Having a go a de-confusing it and will let you know as and when.
  • Barny
    by Barny 11 months ago
    Ditto. Perhaps cloud is forgetful, it's certainly appalling at remembering birthdays).
  • Skylark
    by Skylark 1 year ago
    Thanks for sharing. Interesting read!
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 1 year ago
    Many congrats on you SFH story! Really looking forward to reading this when the anthology is out x
  • sooty
    by sooty 1 year 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
  • sooty
    by sooty 1 year ago
    (pm'd you)
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 1 year ago
    Mmmm! Pistachio. Thanks Giselle :)
  • Jill
    by Jill 1 year ago
    That's good to hear. Sending hugs to you in return. :)x
  • Jill
    by Jill 1 year ago
    Thank you for your kind message, Giselle. Hope you will have a lovely Christmas and a well deserved spot of relaxation in your busy life. Jx
  • Lizzielion
    by Lizzielion 1 year ago
    What a touching story. Beautifully put together.