JuniperJen

JuniperJen

75 years old
Female
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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Hello Word Cloud people. I've just joined prior to working through the 6 week self-editing course n January. My cloud name is JuniperJen. Although I've been writing for years with modest sales, rejections are now the order of my day. Got one two days ago
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Other non-fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Shakespeare, George Eliot, Dostoyevsky, Eva Ibbotson, Katherine Rundell
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Hamlet, Middlemarch, Crime and Punishment, the Star of Kazan, Explorer, Calendar of Love, Eagle of the Ninth, The Secret Garden
    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?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    to publish my current children's novel and add a couple more, I'd like them to stand out, last and sell well
    Your worst habit?
    I read too much too carelessly
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    at home on dining table, hopeto renovate shed
    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 have a lifetime of writing behind me, most books out of print, interested in Poland, have travelled in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, write about the Holocaust, schizophrenia of adult daughter has blighted my life

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    JuniperJen
    JuniperJen Hello Word Cloud people. I've just joined prior to working through the 6 week self-editing course n January. My cloud name is JuniperJen. Although I've been writing for years with modest sales, rejections are now the order of my day. Got one two days ago and am also deeply involved in taking part a much worked over children's historical novel. I see all the faults and hope the self-editing course will help me put them right.
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      Scheherazade Welcome JJ
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      Debi Hi JJ. Welcome to the Cloud. Looking forward to seeing you on the course in Jan.
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      sirtanicmills Hope you enjoy it, JJ. Lots have.
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"words are all I have to take your heart away," sand a pop group and I worked with words, making them smile and sing, as the poet Rilke says, but now I realise words are not enough, there is structure, characterisation, POV, showing not telling... Help!

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