Hilly

Hilly

56 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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    Hi Jaxx. Maybe you could have the stronger race a lot stronger i.e. can rip out arrows and still continue to fight? Heal faster, move quicker, jump etc so they're harder to hit than the weaker, more tech savvy race. Maybe they're strong enough to ...
    13 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    None of this stops us, does it Richard. Onward and upward.
    13 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Amazing news. Well done and like the others, so green right now.
    26 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly has accepted newbie author's friend request.
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    In my mind, you've just got to live each day to the best that you can and ensure, that when 'that day' finally comes, be it sooner or later, you can say, 'I regret nothing and I lived my life (however long that has been) to the full.' That's what ...
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Dolly, 76 is still so young. My dad was 94 when he died. Also a WW2 veteran. Lived life to the full but as Daeds says, he lived life in the past as well. He told us for years and years, 'I am old, you know', until one day, he actually was. Never met ...
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Also, Mike, re: your book on mass tourism. Can't you tweak it so it isn't dated? Sounds a great idea to me.
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Thanks for your comment, Mike. I'm not of that particular class but I'm not going to lie about it. What they see is what they get. In fact, that's basically the name of my new novel.
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Thanks Philippa. Yes, you're right.
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Dear Hilly, I was a bit low last week, but only for a bit I have written more than one novel but my major interest had been family research which I would like to have continued at university level, But the on bevel I spent some time on had a ...
    1 month ago
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    Philippa
    "Philippa" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Ps I think domestic noir is considered a sub-species of the crime / thriller genre, so it would be weird to say 'domestic noir ...
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Thanks for this, Philippa. Now to think up that pithy description. Hmmm...
    1 month ago
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    Philippa
    "Philippa" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    The dreaded genre... Harry Bingham pointed out in one of his podcasts that most books just fall under the category of 'contemporary fiction'. Therefore if there's no specific genre your book fits into, just give it a pithy description - for example ...
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Thanks, Richard. I'll go with that. Just now hope the writing is up to par.
    1 month ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Ooh, sorry, Hilly. It's just that yours is a fairly wide-ranging adventure, and so (from what I've seen) doesn't have that claustrophobic, ominous atmosphere I associate (rightly or wrongly) with domestic noir. Don't take my word alone for it, ...
    1 month ago

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  • Kate
    by Kate 1 month ago
    Thanks Hilly - glad you enjoyed.
  • S J Hughes
    by S J Hughes 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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!
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    No idea, I haven't read it yet!
  • Hil
    by Hil 2 months ago
    Thanks. Something like that. make of it what you will...
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Aaargh, spoilers!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 months ago
    :-)
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 months ago
    Sorry to hear that. My dad was my rock through a lot of things.