Cissy

Cissy

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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Travel
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Iris Murdoch, Douglas Adams, Ben Okri
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Book and the Brotherhood (Murdoch) Message to the Planet (Murdoch) The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (Adams) Decline and Fall (Waugh) The Water Theatre (Clarke) In Arcadia (Okri) The Age of Magic (Okri)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    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?
    Finish that novel, publish those short stories but just be happy writing
    Your worst habit?
    Walking circles on my roofterrace while thinking, gnawing at my pen or trying to count the stars when stuck, talking to myself along the way.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Kitchen table, roof terrace, beside the river, at airports and on the road
    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 love this quote: “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats

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    Cissy
    Cissy commented on Bric's wall:
    Back at you, hang in there Cx
    2 months ago
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    Bric
    Bric commented on Cissy's wall:
    Big hug
    2 months ago
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    Cissy
    "Cissy" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    This was such a treat to read:D I just decided I'll never ever put my house on Airbnb or the likes of it, but I had more than a giggle reading this. Thanks Gi, and the additions of CW and SQ.
    3 months ago
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    Cissy
    "Cissy" commented on Athelstone's Blog "An Early Autumn".
    How wonderful that you're taking over, thank you. I've taken part in Alan's Winter Tale but had to let it pass last year. Looking forward to Whispers and Glances!
    3 months ago
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    Cissy
    "Cissy" commented on Jenni Belsay's Blog "It's a Spider's Life".
    Hi J! Writing on my second worst nightmare subject :)) It made me shudder too but at least its not on snakes! I've visited your site a few times which is fascinating; it opens up a beautiful, new world hidden right in front of our eyes. Surprises ...
    3 months ago
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    Cissy
    "Cissy" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Thanks you all! Fascinating to read all those different journeys. @Kate, I started reading your comment, thinking your journey could be a bit similar to mine....again no:) August was my month too, SE course too - and with a great group - but I ...
    3 months ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Hi Cissy – what an interesting discussion – which I'm late to, as usual. Like Jill and Spi, I was there in February 09: I went to a workshop in Oxford given by Harry B and Emma D, Harry mentioned the Cloud, and I joined the same evening. ...
    3 months ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Hello Cissy - late to this but great to 'see' you! I joined the Cloud after getting an editorial review on a complete ms from the Writer's Workshop. Met some funny and interesting people as a result, and most of all enjoyed dipping into the ...
    3 months ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    It's difficult to critique a person's work. And fair play to anyone who does. It means they have taken the time to read what we've written when they could be devoting that time to their own work Good, bad or ugly, how we respond to the critique ...
    3 months ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    I sometimes wish I had a group of writing friends to give mutual support and feedback. My S-E course very quickly reduced down to just three of us once the course was over, and died completely about two years ago when the other two faded away. I ...
    3 months ago
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    Woolleybeans
    "Woolleybeans" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    I didn't realise that, either, RichardB. I was speaking to a solicitor on Thursday, a woman who has her own business and very good knowledge of the local area etc and who seems extremely confident in that setting, and she said she took an evening ...
    3 months ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    I know of at least one writing forum (of which I am not a member) that codifies it as a written-in-stone rule: you are not allowed to post anything for critique until you have critiqued at least three (I think it is) posts by others. At least we ...
    3 months ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Good points KR, it can be a bit of a minefield. It was nice when things were a bit more active in groups and you had communities within the community that tended to make things a bit more unthreatening than just throwing your work to the whole ...
    3 months ago
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    KallieRosa
    "KallieRosa" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Half of the time I don't comment (and over the years on my previous profiles) because either I have no idea what everyone is talking about (there are some discussions I've seen on the wall that are really alien to me!!) or whatever I comment won't ...
    3 months ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Still waiting for the next chapter of Goldfish, Athelstone. You're not allowed to do anything else until it's written
    3 months ago

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  • Bric
    by Bric 2 months ago
    Big hug
  • Kate
    by Kate 10 months ago
    :-)
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 11 months ago
    She's a lovely, sculpture, Cissy, and there's a great deal of truth in your comp entry. Nicely done.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 11 months ago
    Thanks, Cissy :-)
  • John Alty
    by John Alty 11 months ago
    Thanks, Cissy. Yes, stuck in a park in Houston for years and years, he deserves some sympathy.
    I liked your entry, too. Good luck!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 11 months ago
    REALLY lovely, your comp story, tender and true. And lovely sculpture too.
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 11 months ago
    Hey, C it's good to hear from you and how are you diddling? Happy New Writing to you too. Getting my Now and Then story down would be a good start in my case. Keep getting distracted...
  • Kate
    by Kate 11 months ago
    Loved your competition entry. The ending was so true.
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 11 months ago
    Thank you, Cissy. Glad to hear you're getting on with the writing and I hope to read more some time. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2017.
    xxx
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Thank you, Cissy. x