Catasshe

Catasshe

35 years old
Female
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Current Status
Anyone else suffering from a serious case of Sunday night feeling?
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    LM Montgomery, Thackery, Austen, JK Rowling
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Emily of New Moon trilogy Harry Potter - entire series
    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?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To get several cracking novels published! (So far I've only had one short story published, in The Lady magazine.)
    Your worst habit?
    Letting fear get in the way of writing
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In my room
    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 received a very useful and perceptive critique last year from the Writer's workshop, which has inspired me to take writing more seriously and try to write what I actually care about, rather than trying to dumb down through lack of confidence.

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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on mike's Blog "It would not be Christmas without Scrooge.".
    Happy Christmas, Mike! And New-bee-author! A twosie here too, with my mother. Twosie's are good! No hordes or relations either. Phew. Hope that thriller is proving good stuff, Mike! And goes well with the wine. St Martin's in the Field are such a ...
    1 month ago
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    Catasshe
    Catasshe Anyone else suffering from a serious case of Sunday night feeling?
    2 months ago
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    Catasshe
    Catasshe Hey guys, so sad to miss the Stories for Homes bash last night. All for a job interview that I do not think went well after all. But, to comfort myself, at least I have a review published in STORGY magazine - of Brazilian hit film, 'Bingo: the King of the Mornings'. V proud. :-) https://storgy.com/
    2 months ago
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    • new-bee-author
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      new-bee-author LOL! No, clowns scare me. I think they're horrible. But I still want to find out about female clowns, which I am going to do, now.
      2 months ago
    • L.
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      L. Congrats on the review! Will give it a read later.
      2 months ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Thanks, L :-)
      2 months ago
    • new-bee-author
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      new-bee-author **When he wins the part of Bingo, by essentially taking the piss – cleverly and wittily – in the audition, we’re hooked.** Hope you didn't use this technique in your own interview, Catherine! Well done for the review, anyway ;-)
      2 months ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Haha, Newbee author - I probably should have in hindsight! ;-) Didn't get the job. Ah well. Stupid job anyway!
      2 months ago
    • new-bee-author
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      new-bee-author Yeah! But ... how about becoming a female clown? Do they have them? What a subject for a book! (Or a short story) Woman clown ... huh, I'll have to look it up on Google. Forgot to say, your review was very pro and I think you did a good job.
      2 months ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Thank you, that's very kind New-bee! My mum just told me it was too long. Thanks Mum! But that's the length they asked for... it's on the short side in their word range actually... Next step, try to get paid for reviews! Must be some way... Btw, sounds like YOU want to write a book about a female clown ;-)
      2 months ago
    • new-bee-author
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      new-bee-author LOL! No, clowns scare me. I think they're horrible. But I still want to find out about female clowns, which I am going to do, now.
      2 months ago
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    Catasshe
    Catasshe Hey chaps, can I recommend a new book to you? It's 'Turtles all the way Down' by American author, John Green who wrote the fantastic 'The Fault in our Stars'. If you thought OCD wouldn't be a good read, you may have to think again... Check out my review of it here if you like! https://www.catherineasshetonstones.com/single-post/2017/12/03/Turtles-All-the-Way-Down---should-you-read-it
    2 months ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade Great review, thanks Catasshe,might get it for my son
      2 months ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Oh, so glad you liked the review, Scheherazade! John Green's well worth a read. :-)
      2 months ago
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    Debi
    "Debi" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    Aw, thanks, Martini. We had our first launch event on Saturday, as part of Folkestone Book Festival. We made almost £300 on the night, which I will be transferring straight to Shelter. Hope you enjoy the anthology.
    2 months ago
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    Martini Rosso
    "Martini Rosso" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    My shiny, new copy of Stories for Homes 2 just popped through the letterbox - can't wait to wrap my sweaty paw around it and get reading. If you haven't bought it yet, why not? Great stories for a good cause - it's the definitive no-brainer. It's ...
    2 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on mike's Blog "review,".
    Oh, dear, that's sad, Mike. Were you traditionally published then? I didn't think individuals could enter...
    2 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on mike's Blog "review,".
    Ha, in my review I joked that I'd had to go and read Checkov as some light relief from the first Howard's End production! I must have subconsciously remembered that. Ah, it's tricky re reviews.... I felt bad as a friend who read my Orient Express ...
    2 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on mike's Blog "review,".
    Thanks for this comment, Mike :-). That's interesting about the 65mm film! Does that make it look very different?
    3 months ago
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    Catasshe
    Catasshe SfH2 is at THIRTY FOUR in the amazon Kindle store rankings now!!
    3 months ago
    • Debi
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      Debi What a team. What an achievement. So proud of our SfH community.
      3 months ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge That's brilliant...
      3 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    It's at 48 in the Kindle charts now :-)
    3 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    Has anyone not bought Stories for Homes 2 yet? If not... do it!!! :-) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stories-Homes-Two-Jacqueline-Ward-ebook/dp/B075W8H8QT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511299223&sr=8-1&keywords=stories+for+homes
    3 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    Oh my gosh... that is fantastic! :-)
    3 months ago
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    Debi
    "Debi" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    Number 55 in the short story charts! Yes, you heard that right!
    3 months ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - paperback version coming soon".
    Oh my god!!! Incredible!!
    3 months ago

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I have previously attempted historical fantasy and 'trashy' romance. As well as numerous short stories. I am now about to launch into some more mainstream women's fiction. (Inspired by the professional critique I got last year from WW!!)

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  • Benjamin86
    by Benjamin86 5 months ago
    Hi, just read your competition entry. Really liked it; totally unexpected ending! He has a heart after all!
  • L.
    by L. 5 months ago
    Loved your comp entry - very dark and gritty.
  • FergC
    by FergC 5 months ago
    Nice, nice, nice, comp entry! Loved the conflict in the man as he watched. Of course they deserve better! Yeah! Well done.
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 5 months ago
    Holy sh*t! Your comp piece is chilling for reasons I don't even nearly want to think about and so well done. Great entry ^.^ *lights some mental incense to ward off the heeebie geebies it have me* lols
  • Kate
    by Kate 9 months ago
    Late night club- yawn
  • BP
    by BP 1 year ago
    Cheers, mate :-)
  • JD
    by JD 1 year ago
    The Cloud says it's your birthday today, so it must be true; therefore, happy birthday!

    /cake emoji

    :)
  • BP
    by BP 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction :-) re mental health.
  • Noodledoodle
    by Noodledoodle 3 years ago
    Hi there, may I direct you to this? http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/events/profile/266