Giselle

Giselle

49 years old
Female
Location
Paris
France
Current Status
Wipping away and loving it. So much more fun than editing.
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 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. ...
    6 days 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.
    8 days ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Jill's Blog "Janus".
    Hello Jill! Sorry to hear about those everlasting chest colds. Sometimes they get a bit too comfortable in the lungs, don't they? I think you'll be full of inspiration this year, all you have to do is think of those beloved grandchildren and the ...
    14 days ago
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    Giselle commented on MosquitoFB6's wall:
    Loved your comp entry Moz, darkly mesmerising.
    1 month ago
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    Giselle commented on Caducean Whisks's picture.
    Beautiful apple Whisks! It's always satisfying to grow one's food and get back-to-the-basics, isn't it? We had a glorious peach that gave on and off until its old branches broke off during a bumper crop. It never recovered and its trunk now supports ...
    2 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on RichardB's Blog "Uncle Harold's Last Flight".
    This is a fantastically written, clear account of what used to be a tangled historical mess. There are times when the cosmic stars aligne to answer our questions, and this is a perfect example.From vague internet searches to being present at the ...
    2 months ago
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    Giselle commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Not daft at all! Very handsome to boot.Though you are a bit fuzzy around the edges. Possibly the Merlot...
    3 months ago
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    Giselle commented on Athelstone's picture.
    :-)
    3 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Congratulations Bric! With writing as powerful as your, the world needs to see more of it. Wishing you all the best with your agent!
    3 months ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle Wipping away and loving it. So much more fun than editing.
    4 months ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra Agree, which is probably why I seized on last night's opportunity to compose something new, even if it was for book 5 and I've not finished book 4 nor even got book 1 to a publishable state!
      4 months ago
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      Giselle We're all the same, aren't we? ;-)
      4 months ago
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    Philippa
    Philippa has accepted Giselle's friend request.
    4 months ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    No problems, Giselle! You will love it when you do have them. :) Now looking forward to being guests in their home at Christmas and we will try to behave!!
    4 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    @Jill, sorry, I'd missed your comment! Grandchildren definitely have an unlimited visiting pass (well, they will when I have some...) @Marina, because we do love them, even when they make us want to shoot them. Ah, cartoons in bed. And mounds of ...
    4 months ago
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    "Marina" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    AAARRGGHHH! Why have any guests, ever??? But I agree with Jill about the grandchildren. Everyone in the bed, watching cartoons. What could be cosier?
    4 months ago
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    "Giselle" commented on Kate's Blog "Party time".
    Or ceremonial Native American outfits - they're stunning in patterns and colours. The retake on the ceremonial robe by Roja (should be on the upper-left side if your screen does the same as mine) screams "immortal" to ...
    4 months ago

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  • 23rd August 2017 Published

    A note to our guests

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  • 16th March 2017 Published

    The Crane

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    Silent phones

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  • sooty
    by sooty 5 months ago
    Having a go a de-confusing it and will let you know as and when.
  • Barny
    by Barny 6 months ago
    Ditto. Perhaps cloud is forgetful, it's certainly appalling at remembering birthdays).
  • Skylark
    by Skylark 8 months ago
    Thanks for sharing. Interesting read!
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 8 months ago
    Many congrats on you SFH story! Really looking forward to reading this when the anthology is out x
  • sooty
    by sooty 8 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
  • 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.