L.

L.

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Can't believe it but one of my flash is on the TSS Flash Fiction 400 Competition long list!
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  • 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?
    Short fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    John Fowles, Eimear McBride, Albert Camus, Boris Vian, Charles Baudelaire, Edward St Aubyn, Ian McEwan
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Collector / His Dark Materials / The Lesser Bohemians / Lolita / Les Fleurs Du Mal / The Magus / Alice in Wonderland / The Patrick Melrose series
    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?
    People enjoying what I write
    Your worst habit?
    The Internet
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Home / Cafés
    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?
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    L.
    L. Can't believe it but one of my flash is on the TSS Flash Fiction 400 Competition long list!
    25 days ago
    • TheWeyMan
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      TheWeyMan Congrats!! :-)
      25 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Thank you!
      25 days ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Oh, you're on fi-yah! Go, you!
      25 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks! I've never been a long list before!
      25 days ago
    • Debi
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      Debi You're obviously doing something right. Keep doing it. :-)
      25 days ago
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    L.
    L. Thank you to everybody who gave me feedback on this flash and in the process helped me get it published! http://www.ellipsiszine.com/the-curtain-falls-by-laure-van-rensburg/
    29 days ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Fab L. Congratulations.
      29 days ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Congrats! Ellipsis is a wonderful showcase for good writing.
      29 days ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie Well done, L. It's a powerful piece of writing.
      29 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Thank you guys! x
      29 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Well done
      29 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks Squidge
      28 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Well done, L.
      27 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks John
      27 days ago
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    L. That moment when you think you're all out of short stories and you come up with an idea for a novella.
    1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Wish you every success with the novella!
      1 month ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks Jill!
      1 month ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Ooh - exciting! Good luck. Enjoy writing it.
      1 month ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks Hil!
      1 month ago
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    L.
    L. .
    1 month ago
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    L.
    L. has accepted Leon's friend request.
    3 months ago
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    L.
    L. Taking part in The Cloud monthly competition is usefully. My entry for February about 'Promise' has been published online — http://acrossthemargin.com/two-possibilities-reduced-to-one-reality/
    3 months ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Well done L that's great news. There's so much good writing in the monthly comp it's great to see it going on to good things
      3 months ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks Daeds. I agree there is a lot of good writing every month.
      3 months ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie Well done, L. I've just read it and the end took me by surprise. Very clever.
      3 months ago
    • L.
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      L. Thanks Newbie :)
      3 months ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Congrats, L!
      3 months ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Brillian L. :)
      3 months ago
    • L.
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      L. Thank you both x
      3 months ago
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    L.
    L. So the Festival of Writing will be taking place from 7 - 9 September this year.
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on mike's Blog "a few seconds of fame".
    Nice, my friend attended that play as well and she got questioned too. My only theatre fame was when I went to see Network at the National Theatre with Bryan Cranston. Part of the stage was set up as a restaurant and I was part of the people eating ...
    3 months ago
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    "L." commented on Squidge's Blog "Going deep...".
    In those books, I believe the characters are the story, and it makes sense that they are completely character-driven rather than plot-driven as they exist in the world of the main character's head. I agree it isn't the key to writing brilliantly, it ...
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on Squidge's Blog "Going deep...".
    Writing a whole novel as stream of consciousness/deep POV has been done twice by Eimear McBride with A Girl is A Half Formed thing and The Lesser Bohemians. It’s a challenging reading structure but personally as soon as I got use to the style I ...
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on Squidge's Blog "On writing the opposite sex...".
    Thanks Mat and Richard.
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on Squidge's Blog "On writing the opposite sex...".
    @Mat - who's DH? I agree with you about Anais Nin, I love her writing and stories. @Deads - I agree, I don't think those male authors had to get those poor ideas about women from any other genre that I might risen in popularity recently, other ...
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    Depending on the amount of free classes and training available, I would image the average length people would join to be 12 to 18 months, so I imagine that they will be relying on heavy marketing to attract enough new members every month after the ...
    3 months ago
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    L.
    "L." commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    Thanks Debi for popping in and the info you have as far as you are aware. I guess it is just a case now of "sit back and see what happens."
    3 months ago
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    "L." commented on John Alty's Blog "Is the story everything?".
    It is true that no matter how engaging a story might be, if it's badly written it will hard to get into. The way I see it, based on SK is that you can have the most beautiful prose, and perfect grammar in the world but if you don't have a good story ...
    4 months ago

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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 4 months ago
    Unexpected ending, L. I like that :-)
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 4 months ago
    Thanks, L.
  • Little Wol
    by Little Wol 4 months ago
    Thanks L. My first go at the monthly comp.
    Not quite sure how it all works but willing to learn :-) Interesting how everyone has a different take on the theme. Loved yours, great ending!
  • J.net
    by J.net 5 months ago
    Thanks, L. Look forward to reading yours.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 6 months ago
    Glorious comp entry, L. I see trouble ahead...
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 6 months ago
    Thanks, L. :-)
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 months ago
    Thanks for your comment re; my horrible little story.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 months ago
    Great comp entry, L.
  • J.net
    by J.net 6 months ago
    Thank you, L.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 6 months ago
    Thaks L - it was one I did years ago, but was perfect for this comp, I was glad to find it again.