JB

JB

54 years old
Male
Location
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Current Status
6 days then Lisbon & David Byrne
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 ...?
    Scary
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Gregory David Roberts, Iain Banks, Ian Rankin, Roddy Doyle, Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Edward Rutherford, Linwood Barclay, Wilbur Smith
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Shantaram & The Mountain Shadow The Boneman of Benares - Terry Tarnoff Chapati and Chips - Nisha Minhas Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    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?
    Actually get something other than articles out there.
    Your worst habit?
    Not taking things seriously
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At my desk, Planes, Trains, Business trips, Sitting by the pool (anywhere really)
    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?
    Married 27 years, 2 sons, designer & have my company in Dubai, play the drums in a band, love to read, paint, any sport with a round ball and cycling.

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    JB 6 days then Lisbon & David Byrne
    19 days ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade Lucky you, enjoy
      19 days ago
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      JB Thanks can't wait for this, stage set looks amazing.
      19 days ago
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    JB
    JB has accepted Kane Anderson Stone's friend request.
    1 month ago
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    JB
    "JB" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Congrats, I'll try and watch on catch-up as will be 11 pm here when it goes out.
    2 months ago
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    JB Summers arrived, it's too early!
    2 months ago
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    JB
    "JB" commented on Barny's Blog "Is It Art?".
    It is Barny, Art I mean. We used to do similar exercises at college and University. Have you ever done speed drawing in your life classes? Usually you draw for 10min then 5min then 1min. This has a similar response at first, but once you realise ...
    3 months ago
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    JB 4-3-2-1 last 50+ pages to go. Just need to escape the office...
    3 months ago
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    JB
    "JB" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    J.net, I can't see myself walking round Spinneys (the supermarket here) as my MC, but then again I could give it a go! ;-)
    5 months ago
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    JB Curling with Arabic commentary, genius!
    5 months ago
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    "JB" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    Moments to cherish Squidge, brings back memories of watching my eldest on stage for the first time. Love the topic of 'Page Presence', it's something I'm going through at the moment. I put aside two comp entries I'd been working on for the monthly ...
    5 months ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on JB's wall:
    Thanks JB - it was one I enjoyed writing.
    6 months ago
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    JB
    JB commented on Sandra's wall:
    Sandra, loved your Jan comp entry. A great read sat at my desk having lunch.
    6 months ago
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    JB
    JB I need to get creative with these schedules and spec's I'm writing!
    7 months ago
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    JB VAT meeting, yawn!
    8 months ago
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    JB Ready to rock!
    8 months ago
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    JB has uploaded 1 New Profile Photos.
    8 months ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 6 months ago
    Thanks JB - it was one I enjoyed writing.