Heather

Heather

62 years old
Female
Location
London
United Kingdom
Current Status
Are there any Flash groups here? As well as short stories I write quite a lot of pieces under 1,000 words.
Information
  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Comedy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Other
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Elly Griffiths, Matt Haig, Mark Haddon, too many!
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    No overall favourite. They change all the time.
    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?
    To have a book published
    Your worst habit?
    Self doubt
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    At the dining room table
    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?
    Avid reader and addicted to music. Listen to trance mixes when writing. I live in London.

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    Heather
    Heather commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thank you for commenting on my competition entry. Nice to know I've set the scene!
    5 months ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Heather's wall:
    So strong, the emotion evoked by th room in your comp entry, Heather.
    5 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Thank you for your comments about my competition entry. I know this place and I still wonder!
    6 months ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Heather's wall:
    Intriguing competition entry. I can feel the weight of the atmosphere in that room, and wonder what secrets it must hold
    6 months ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Heather's wall:
    Matt Haig and Mark Haddon - me too!
    6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather has accepted Hil's friend request.
    6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather Are there any Flash groups here? As well as short stories I write quite a lot of pieces under 1,000 words.
    6 months ago
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    • Heather
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      Heather Thank you all! I feel better already. I've just heard that Visual Verse are putting my 500 word piece on their website! I will check out all the places mentioned here. They sound ideal.
      6 months ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Hi, Heather. I see you've joined the flash group. I don't think it's all that active these days. As a general rule, you'll probably get more people looking at your work if you put it on the main critique page. I'll pop over and have a look now, though.
      6 months ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Gordon's Alive is a flash fiction group - not very active either! Perhaps you will inspire us to liven it up a bit!
      6 months ago
    • Heather
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      Heather I've not actually joined the flash group. I looked that's all. Still feeling my way around the site and working up to submitting a piece. Had some knock backs recently and it blew my confidence a bit but I'm getting there. I know one should have a thick skin but, well, you know!
      6 months ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Yes, I meant 'Short and Sweet'! Sorry to hear about the knock backs. I hope you'll find us a positive and helpful crowd on here.
      6 months ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Heather - sorry to hear your confidence has been knocked - it happens to all of us, but as Hil says, you're in the right place for plenty of support. Welcome!
      6 months ago
    • Pinkbelt75
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      Pinkbelt75 Come and have a look at the monthly comp. It's just for fun and we're a friendly bunch. This month I'm looking for a piece with good description. 500 words is all you need. You'll do great.
      6 months ago
    • Pinkbelt75
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      Pinkbelt75 Also, speak to Sandra. She runs a weekly flash fiction thing on a different site. She gives out props and you try to match it up with a bit of flash fic.
      6 months ago
    • Heather
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      Heather Thank you all! I feel better already. I've just heard that Visual Verse are putting my 500 word piece on their website! I will check out all the places mentioned here. They sound ideal.
      6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather has accepted Altus's friend request.
    6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather has accepted Lady Lorraine's friend request.
    6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather has accepted JB's friend request.
    6 months ago
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    Heather
    Heather joined The Word Cloud
    6 months ago

About

I write flash, short stories and poetry. I've been published in small press magazines and online and been shortlisted twice (short stories). I have a number of unpublished novels stuck on my computer right now!

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    So strong, the emotion evoked by th room in your comp entry, Heather.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 6 months ago
    Intriguing competition entry. I can feel the weight of the atmosphere in that room, and wonder what secrets it must hold
  • Hil
    by Hil 6 months ago
    Matt Haig and Mark Haddon - me too!