Hilly

Hilly

56 years old
Female
Location
Granada
Spain
Current Status
Just to say thanks to everyone who has helped me by posting comments on my work. Really valuable to me, so thanks again.
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Jan's Blog "I'm here!".
    Never mention chin hairs. Ever. My friend calls hers 'The chin hairs of wisdom' and she does actually stroke them but I'm not that strong. I prefer plucking. Getting older is such fun.
    2 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Jan's Blog "I'm here!".
    Hi again. I'm fifty-six and still won't accept that. In my head I'm twenty-six, if a day. Could the cheese be called manchego? That's what we have here. I don't have kids and I take my proverbial hat off to the lot of you. I was a secondary school ...
    2 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Jan's Blog "I'm here!".
    Hi Jan, just want to say good luck with it all. A big, brave move and when it's that big, well, all you can do is go with it. 'El bottle' is certainly the way to go, accompanied by cheese. A lot of cheese. I've only just discovered gin and now I'm ...
    3 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly Just to say thanks to everyone who has helped me by posting comments on my work. Really valuable to me, so thanks again.
    3 days ago
    • Kate
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      Kate I was mulling v2 when you took it down. Definately more intriguing without the back story. :)
      2 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly Oh, sorry Kate. I had another comment from someone which made me think some more. I've changed the start again. I think this one has potential if I can only get the beginning right. Get the 'hook'. When Ele gets away from Ange, she has a flashback of a terrible fire in their old house. People died. The point is, did she have something to do with it? (Of course she did). This is only a few pages in and I hope that's enough to get the 'hook'. Always the hope. If you should like to read any more, please let me know. Thanks again.
      2 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    I have managed to weave a bit of my 'life' experience into my books but I'd like to point out that I haven't murdered anyone and I don't have a history of mental illness. At least, I don't think I have...
    3 days ago
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    Sounds like you have loads of life experience to spring from, Hilly. I am sure you will use that to good effect in your writing! Welcome!
    3 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    Hi everyone. Nice to be here but still getting the hang of where to find stuff etc. My rescue dog is now attempting to climb in through the window, having eaten everything off the washing line, the bench outside, the dustpans and brushes, the ...
    3 days ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    Hilly, it sounds like you're in a great writing mode and you've landed amongst like-minded individuals. Welcome to the cloud!
    4 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly My cat died on Friday. Since then, I've fallen over and hurt my knee and managed to cut four fingers on one hand and the thumb on the other. Need to process.
    4 days ago
    • Barb
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      Barb Just saw this. Sorry to hear you're going through these things.
      2 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly My cat died on Friday. Since then, I've fallen over and hurt my knee and managed to cut four fingers on one hand and the thumb on the other. need to process.
    4 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    Hello, Hilly. Welcome to Cloudland and enjoy. :) You have certainly led an interesting and varied life ~ plenty of grist for the writing mill, so no wonder you are as prolific as you describe.
    4 days ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Hilly's Blog "Just saying 'hello' ".
    Hilly. Welcome. I look forward to seeing you join in with our merry band.
    4 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly wrote a new blog: "Just saying 'hello' ".
    I've been writing for years now. I finish a novel and then I'm on to the next, excited to be on a new adventure. I don't stick to genres or target markets, so I've probably 'shot myself in the foot' as they say. I say 'I don't care', as I just love ...
    4 days ago
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    Mad Cow
    Mad Cow has accepted Hilly's friend request.
    17 days ago
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    Amarantha
    Amarantha has accepted Hilly's friend request.
    20 days ago

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