A.J. Black

A.J. Black

50 years old
Female
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Duror
PA38 4BS
Argyll
United Kingdom
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Horror
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Literary fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    E.F Benson, M.R. James, Jerome K. Jerome, Algernon Blackwood, Edith Wharton, Walter de la Mare, Susan Hill
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Series of books: "The Fontana Books of Great Ghost Stories"
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To earn a modest income writing what I want to write
    Your worst habit?
    Over-thinking, over-sensitivity and a little dash of paranoia
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At my desk
    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?
    A little out of step with the modern world, I am hoping for a renaissance of traditional prose where adjective are not naughty words! And in my strange head, ghost stories are more tangible than real life. Pitiful!

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    A.J. Black
    "GhostWriter" commented on RichardB's Blog "My Favourite Ghost Stories".
    Daedalus, you ask 'I wonder what it is about ghost stories?' As you say, no doubt they are as old as man, and so many great names in English Literature have had a go at them at some point, it's astounding. I know it sounds trite and simplistic, but ...
    2 years ago
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    A.J. Black
    "GhostWriter" commented on RichardB's Blog "My Favourite Ghost Stories".
    Thank you for this list, Richard. I'm a ghost story obsessive - hence the cleverly cryptic username :/ - but there are some on your list I've not encountered. I'm always on the look-out for new titles so thanks. I'd love to see the genre achieve ...
    2 years ago
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    Tony
    Tony commented on GhostWriter's picture.
    Sounds wonderful. It must go on my To Do list.
    2 years ago
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    A.J. Black
    GhostWriter commented on GhostWriter's picture.
    Thanks for the kind words, guys. I lived on Skye for 10 years. Stunning place. I'll post some more photos I took while there soon. Tony, the UNnatural structure is a wee road/track that leads you right down the cliff to the lighthouse. Highly ...
    2 years ago
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    Tony
    Tony commented on GhostWriter's picture.
    Lovely pic. What is he one UNnatural structure? It looks like a pipeline, but maybe it's a road - except it appears to go over a cliff.
    2 years ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on GhostWriter's picture.
    So beautiful ~ the forms Nature has made; the textures, colours ~ everything about this photo is natural, perfect composition. :) Thanks for posting.
    2 years ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on GhostWriter's picture.
    Gorgeous photo, GW. :-)
    2 years ago
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    A.J. Black
    GhostWriter has uploaded 1 New Profile Photos.
    2 years ago
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    A.J. Black
    GhostWriter joined The Word Cloud
    2 years ago

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