Daedalus

Daedalus

Male
Current Status
If anyone liked the look of the William the Conqueror novel written by Jillybean and me but were put off by the price of the paperback - it’s now on sale for £2.58 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Argument-Blood-Oath-Crown/dp/1946409146/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_enc
Information
  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    William Golding, Joseph Conrad
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Grass (RIP Sherri S Tepper)
    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?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Major publishing deal
    Your worst habit?
    Over-ambition
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    No longer contributing on main wall, to blogs or public forums
    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?
    None of the above

Location

Groups

Events

0 Events...

Tags

Music

Videos

No videos yet...

Latest Activity

  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Yes, they strike me as very much a short hop from tree to tree kind of flyer. Great if a reintroduction is working out. I've seen a green woodpecker in my parents' garden in Essex, and lesser spotteds in other places - not sure I've ever seen a ...
    3 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Fantastic! Green or spotted woodpeckers? Great either way. Makes total sense that buzzards would cross the Irish Sea, I hope that recovery is sustained. You can have a few Red Kites, too, if you put in a good word for us with the rest of the 27 ;-)
    3 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Indeed. I gather the White Tailed Eagle is still in trouble as a result of these criminals. Perhaps if game shooting for sport is still causing such problems, we should ban it along with hunting. Kites are amazing. I first saw one about ten years ...
    3 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Bless you Pw. Great to hear a story that ends so well. Buzzards do a lot better than in my childhood, I believe due to various harmful farming practices and the activities of gamekeepers being restricted over the years. I was 15 before I saw my ...
    3 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    It’s a bit of a moving target, unfortunately. I suspect it’s possible to narrow the focus down a bit, but impossible to guarantee a marketable novel. I’ve more or less decided to put my current W-not-very-IP on ice for a bit and work on ...
    7 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Interesting you say that about reading habit, Philippa. I heard from another agented Cloudie recently that one of the things their agent had done during the rewrites phase was recommend lots of books to read, including those from different genres, ...
    7 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    This is brilliant news. So delighted to hear it. Your talent is obvious but the journey you’ve been on makes it even more deserved. Best of luck with the rewrites and the representation. Looking forward to seeing the book!
    8 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    I hadn’t heard that story about Grenville. Remarkable! I gather during the earlier phases of the engagement, several captains broke off from the fleet harrying the Armada to take prizes of individual ships. Many of the English captains had ...
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Wow. That’s less than Rorke’s Drift odds. And probably with a lot more parity in weaponry too. Speaking of Rorke’s Drift, I wonder if that would have been quite so celebrated if it weren’t for the horrific destruction of the entire No.3 ...
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Correct regarding the gunnery Alan, although Captain Philip Broke of the Shannon was one of the first to make something of a science of it. The typical attention was on rate of fire. Broke also focussed on accuracy, having calibration marks painted ...
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Absorbing stuff J.Net - I had not heard of that other queen. I wonder how much of it was down to the way things were spun by the Roman propagandists? But then when you look at the way the Norman conquest has tended to be portrayed until relatively ...
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    Daedalus has accepted Gemmy's friend request.
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Fascinating stuff. Lots of substantial food for thought. A few unstructured ones follow... First of all, it's not just us. The American naval tradition is built on what should have been seen as humiliating failures. The unofficial battlecry of the ...
    9 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    You’ve clearly never seen me marching :-)
    11 days ago
  • ×
    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    I’m definitely taking a photograph and not swigging surreptitiously from a concealed flask btw
    12 days ago

About

No description yet...

Latest Blog Posts

18 Blogs...

View All Feed

Friends

41 Friends

  • Debi
  • SecretSpi
  • John Taylor
  • AlanP
  • Caducean Whisks
  • David
  • CJ
  • Athelstone
  • Jill
  • Rachael Dunlop
  • RichardB
  • Noodledoodle

The Wall

141 Wall Posts

Please login or sign up to post on this network.
Click here to sign up now.
  • Thea
    by Thea 22 days ago
    Wow, thanks for that, Daedalus. It's good to know that there really is a white hart out there in the Highlands. And how apt that he was sighted by a stag party :)
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 23 days ago
    Just so - and it's usually a rootin' tootin' ruff ol' neck-o-the-woods!
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 3 months ago
    PM'd you, Daeds.
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 5 months ago
    Looks like there will be a whole lot of judging going on, Daeds. Good comp.
  • FergC
    by FergC 5 months ago
    Hi Daeds, I'm so busy right now with so many things but your comp theme hit something that I'd been wanting to write about for a long time. Thanks for supplying the catalyst for me to get just the basic skeleton on paper Cheers F.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 5 months ago
    Very well done on your excellent August competition win, and thanks for a thought-provoking September challenge. Now obsessing over doorways.
  • Kate
    by Kate 6 months ago
    Or 'slot' even!
  • Kate
    by Kate 6 months ago
    Thanks Daedalus. I love Norse mythology and the Viking period. One day maybe I'll come up with a storyline and will be able to slit this piece in.
  • Hil
    by Hil 6 months ago
    Great comp entry, Daedalus. I love the way that line repeats - so powerful.
  • Hel
    by Hel 6 months ago
    Thanks for your kind comments, Daedalus. I’ve been slow this month in reading and commenting on other people’s work because of the festival deadline, but I’ve had time now and was intrigued, saddened by yours. I love the way you tell us so much about this man – the problems that brought him to the beach at this point in time, the way you blend his jealousy and cynicism and self-pity, and then uplift it all when he steps into the wonderful, healing sea.