Hilly

Hilly

57 years old
Female
Location
Granada
Spain
Current Status
Hands have gone limp, since raking the land after strimming. Might have to type with my nose.
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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?
    Thriller
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    John Irving/Jane Austen/George R. R. Martin/Julian May/Thomas Hardy
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Far from the Madding Crowd. The Count of Monte Cristo. Pride and Prejudice. Cold Comfort farm. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. All the 'A song of Ice and Fire' books. The Help. Life of Pi. Book of Human Skin. Gone Girl. The Green Mile. Holes.
    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?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be the best that I can be. To be either traditionally published or go down the self publishing route. I want to have my work out there for people to read. Why write, otherwise?
    Your worst habit?
    Feeling like the work is never finished.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    I have a writing workshop just for me in the garden.
    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 live in an old farmhouse on a mountainside in southern Spain. I paint and do crafts. I have two rescue dogs and a cat we found on the land when we moved here. I have written nine novels for all target markets in a variety of genres. I live to write.

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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "February's top writing comps and opportunities".
    Thanks, Loretta.
    3 months ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Brilliant news, Philippa. You give us all hope. Congratulations.
    4 months ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    That's what I meant. That you should write it in their voice, not your own.
    4 months ago
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    "Hilly" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    Interesting, Squidge. The one thing that I was told was 'it doesn't matter if your characters say what they need to say in their own voice, if when you describe what's around them in someone else's voice i.e your own or an authorial voice'. That was ...
    4 months ago
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    "Hilly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Baldness and Idle Thoughts".
    Apart from the fact that I also think Joanna Lumley is incredible and I am not bald, I do agree about the stigma that has stuck to bald men. My partner had long hair when I met him but the thinning on top started to make him look like he was part of ...
    4 months ago
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    "Hilly" commented on Dragon Lady's Blog "Writers are Dandelions".
    Oh and very good luck with the book and the sequel. I really hope it all goes to plan!
    5 months ago
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    "Hilly" commented on Dragon Lady's Blog "Writers are Dandelions".
    Thank you for this, Dragon Lady. It helps to hear another writer's journey and that we're not all mad to carry on. I was told not to write in different genres (but that was after I'd written in different genres) and I thought, I'm not published in ...
    5 months ago
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    "Hilly" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Interview with our very own Skylark".
    Looking forward to reading the book. Well done to Skylark and to you Daeds for writing this blog about Skylark's writing process. Can you please remind us closer to the date, as I have no memory, as far as I can tell.
    5 months ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Thanks for your comment on my comp entry Sea. Appreciated.
    5 months ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Hilly's wall:
    Your comp entry made me squirm, Hilly. Started with the deep tongue exploration and the lack of dental hygiene. Yuck! Good work :-)
    5 months ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Hilly's wall:
    Thanks, Hilly. It's one for filing away for an increased word count, I think.
    5 months ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Sea, what a beautiful yet sad comp entry.
    5 months ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Aiyla's Blog "Morningtide".
    Beautiful, Aiyla.
    5 months ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thanks for your comment re: my 'love' story.
    5 months ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on J.net's wall:
    Thanks for your comment re: comp entry. I hope it came across that she's young...
    5 months ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 5 months ago
    Your comp entry made me squirm, Hilly. Started with the deep tongue exploration and the lack of dental hygiene. Yuck! Good work :-)
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 5 months ago
    Thanks, Hilly. It's one for filing away for an increased word count, I think.
  • L.
    by L. 5 months ago
    Thanks Hilly! Really love the stark reality of yours. Reminds me in some ways of the short story Cat Person from The New Yorker.
  • J.net
    by J.net 5 months ago
    Thanks, Hilly - yours was a good take on the theme - octopus man.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Thanks Hilly - yours was a not-so-poignant, partial reminder!
  • Kate
    by Kate 10 months ago
    Thanks Hilly - glad you enjoyed.
  • S J Hughes
    by S J Hughes 10 months ago
    Hi thanks very much, haven't had a chance to read all the other's yet but look forward to reading yours.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 10 months ago
    Ooh! Don't know how I missed commenting on your comp entry, but that was a close call. Kitten claw rain - loved it!
  • Hel
    by Hel 10 months ago
    What a horrendous experience, Hilly. Incredible to think it really happened. You write it in a way that makes it totally believable. I’m glad you’re still with us!
  • Hil
    by Hil 10 months ago
    Oh, it brings it all back (so to speak!) - the only time I've ever been seasick was on a ferry back from France... Great writing!