Daedalus

Daedalus

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My forthcoming biography of test pilot Duncan Menzies is now on Amazon with the cover design. I rather like it https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Edge-Groundbreaking-Career-Menzies/dp/1445664410/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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  • 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

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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Wonderful blog btw. I can never find much to say as my heart is generally in my mouth. I just want the foxes to be OK.
    18 mins ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Any news on that Whisks? It sounds as though you are in the dreaded 'hurry up and wait' phase.
    26 mins ago
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    Daedalus My forthcoming biography of test pilot Duncan Menzies is now on Amazon with the cover design. I rather like it https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Edge-Groundbreaking-Career-Menzies/dp/1445664410/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
    1 day ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Ooh, that looks good Daeds!
      1 day ago
    • newbie author
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      newbie author I love the cover, it's perfect. Good luck with the book!
      1 day ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Thankyou :-)
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Wow, you're prolific. Congratulations! Hope it flies. :-D
      1 day ago
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      Daedalus Thanks Whisks! This is only my second book of the year though, and the first solely under my name. I hope it gets a good response not so much for me but for the subject, who deserves to be much better known than he is
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks *Only my second book of the year.* Also, it's only September. Off to howl.
      1 day ago
    • tarquilla
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      tarquilla congratulations
      1 day ago
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    Daedalus commented on newbie author's wall:
    Jill's right - clicking on Notifications will take you initially to 'new notifications' but if you accidentally click twice or the page refreshes, it thinks you've already read them.
    2 days ago
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    Daedalus commented on sirtanicmills's wall:
    Thanks Millsy. It'll be tough all right, but that's what I signed up for
    3 days ago
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    sirtanicmills
    sirtanicmills commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Looks like there will be a whole lot of judging going on, Daeds. Good comp.
    3 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Snowflake's wall:
    Not closed until the end of the month Snowflake, you have plenty of time
    3 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus There are men in masks outside with chainsaws
    4 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks I can see and hear them too. Either we live in the same street or they're breeding.
      4 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty I hope you aren't in Texas.
      4 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Someone in Portugal just said the same thing, so maybe it's some sort of horror film scenario in real life
      4 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus No John, fortunately. It would be annoying enough to be set upon with chainsaws, but to be in Texas as well would make it a really bad day
      4 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Texas_Chain_Saw_Massacre
      3 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Another spammer, lovely. Reported. Anyway, interesting blog Dolly. In the course of my nonfic writing, I've interviewed many WW2 veterans who, naturally, are getting to the kind of age when they might not have too much more life. I tended to find I ...
    6 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes".
    There's a 'report content' link at the bottom of every page btw. I've just pinged a report in
    7 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes".
    Get lost, spammer
    7 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Debi's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - update".
    Done for FB
    8 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Adverbs (and adjectives)".
    I'm not sure if it's fashion to dispense with adverbs so much as a long term development in writing. If it is fashion, it's fashion for good reason and I don't see it being one that's likely to change any time soon. As with all these things - ...
    9 days ago
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    Daedalus Now the Festival of Writing is over for another year, why not flex those newly toned writerly muscles with a go at the September competition? All welcome
    10 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on healeymonster1's wall:
    Thanks for entering the competition this month, honoured it's your first work shown to others. Welcome to the Cloud :-)
    10 days ago

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  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 3 days ago
    Looks like there will be a whole lot of judging going on, Daeds. Good comp.
  • FergC
    by FergC 12 days 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 18 days 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 27 days ago
    Or 'slot' even!
  • Kate
    by Kate 27 days 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 1 month ago
    Great comp entry, Daedalus. I love the way that line repeats - so powerful.
  • Hel
    by Hel 1 month 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.
  • S J Hughes
    by S J Hughes 1 month ago
    Thanks very much for the kind comments, and encouragement.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 month ago
    Thank you, Daeds. Almost didn't enter but saw this snippet in a book I was glossing through.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 month ago
    Thank you so much. I have not read them all yet.