TheWeyMan

TheWeyMan

28 years old
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Is this any good?! More light crept into the room, like an intruder, like it didn’t belong, like the building itself was trying to repel it. The grain of the wooden walls cast shadows on itself and his shadow spread across the floor, then higher, up on
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Thriller
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Fantasy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Mark Lawrence
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Broken Empire trilogy -Mark Lawrence The Red Queen's War trilogy -Mark Lawrence Lord of the Rings The Millennium trilogy (not the fourth non-Stieg one) His Dark Materials trilogy -Phillip Pullman I must like things that come in threees.
    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?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To publish a book that will be heralded as a 'page-turner' 1003 times over.
    Your worst habit?
    In writing terms? Writing sentences that have more commas than words. In non-writing terms? My nails do get whittled down when I'm thinking. I think the keratin intake is good for creativity.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At home - in the back room, out of the way.
    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 am an NHS drone with a wife and two cats. I am an attempted vegan, but don't hold that against me, I still can't help but savour the odd cheesy morsel. I like to boulder and to badminton but never at the same time, though this could be even better...

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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    This is very true, Nibs! Brown all round!
    1 month ago
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    Nibs
    "Nibs" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    Matt Finish!!!, This summer you're seeing the grass the same as the rest of britain. brown hay-like and dry. As for the mauve or lilac, you're not on your own there. I see colours fine but descriptions like that often fox me! I accept that people ...
    1 month ago
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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    Mat - snow features quite heavily in the previous paragraph - felt it might jar if I kept using it. There will be a lot of revisiting anyway. Thanks for the offer, I'm sure I'll take you up on it when it's ready! David - That does sound like an ...
    2 months ago
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    Barny
    "Barny" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    In the balloon-assisted house images, Protan seems slightly bluer than deuteran at 3 o'clock and 9.15. I don't have much experience, but vivid description doesn't rely completely on the colours involved - more on your characters reactions - so ...
    2 months ago
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    David
    "David" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    I like the idea of a novel where the colour scheme is 'wrong' in the way you said you painted as a child. Just a matter of being consistent throughout. Like a lot of children brought up on tv and the movies I thought the world was black and white ...
    2 months ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    I think ‘white as snow’ for that one. I will read if you like, Wey? But maybe a section at a time. Whole novel is overwhelming for me, up to you :)
    2 months ago
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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    Thanks for your concern, Mat and your monochrome vision. Mike - I can hear chips from a mile away so I guess this may be heightened? I don't tend to use block colour in description like that - I think sometimes I'm using comparisons for example in ...
    2 months ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    I think he's suffered enough, Mike.. Why are all the pictures black and white?
    2 months ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    I wonder if the difference in perception - either sight, hearing, colour or taste - increases the senses of the other preceptors. What a confused sentence! I hope it makes sense, But does it make a difference when you write? If you write green, ...
    2 months ago
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    TheWeyMan
    TheWeyMan wrote a new blog: "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    As a colour-blind person, the nature of colour has never been something of particular importance to me, unless it serves a challenge – unfortunately, as with other conditions, the challenges are imperceptible to those around you. I’m not saying ...
    2 months ago
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    TheWeyMan Is this any good?! More light crept into the room, like an intruder, like it didn’t belong, like the building itself was trying to repel it. The grain of the wooden walls cast shadows on itself and his shadow spread across the floor, then higher, up on to the bed. It was coming for her. She shrank as far as she could, buried her head under the blanket. There were no shadows in the darkness. She wanted it back.
    2 months ago
    • L.
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      L. I like it but I think it's a tad overwritten and you could tightened it.
      2 months ago
    • TheWeyMan
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      TheWeyMan Cheers L. - Any recommendations?
      2 months ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus You probably don’t need all three similes for the first image. Pick your favourite and go with that. Nice and atmospheric though
      2 months ago
    • TheWeyMan
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      TheWeyMan Thanks Deads :-)
      2 months ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus You’re welcome. I liked ‘like the building was trying to repel it’ personally, though to be a total grammar pedant it ought to be ‘as if’ or ‘as though’. And nice comp entry btw, chilling stuff
      2 months ago
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      Kate Nicely atmospheric, but I agree with Daeds about too many images. I also didn't understand 'the grain of the wooden walls cast shadows on itself'. Not sure what about the wall is casting a shadow. And you mention 'his shadow', then say 'it was coming for her'. Are the 'his' and the 'it' meant to be the same thing? That's slightly confusing. Might just be me, but it took me a while to realise that the 'She wanted it back', referred to the darkness. You've created a spooky feel that should give us the shivers with a bit of tweaking.
      2 months ago
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      L. You have 3 "like" in the first sentence if you wanted you could combined the first two saying "like an intruder who didn't belong" and loose the 3rd one. I agree with Kate the "it was coming for her" and "she wanted it back" makes it confusing to what "it" refers to. The image of the grain of the wooden walls doesn't work for me personally and that sentence could be simplified. Hope this helps.
      2 months ago
    • TheWeyMan
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      TheWeyMan Thanks for the input, all. Any grammar help is always appreciated, I'm still learning what I should've paid more attention to in school! :) The 3 likes in the same sentence were intentional to build the picture, I read somewhere about repetition for effect, not quite working yet though it seems. It's the grain of the wood that casts the shadows on the walls, but it can definitely be simplified. I think some of the confusion will probably be helped by the preceding paragraph, but I'll definitely have a good look at this section on the next edit! Thanks again :-)
      2 months ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Threes are good, it just depends on the situation. Shakespeare and Churchill used them to great effect. In this situation it feels like less is more. Practice, practice, practice ;-)
      2 months ago
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      TheWeyMan :) :) :)
      2 months ago
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    TheWeyMan Sun.
    3 months ago
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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on Mat's Blog "Market High".
    Hi Mat, I'm good thanks! Hope you are too. I am writing, yes. First draft of the man in puddle story finished - people are reading it at the moment. If you wouldn't mind being a beta-reader, I will happily send you the full lot for a read through ...
    3 months ago
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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on Mat's Blog "Market High".
    I like it!
    3 months ago
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    TheWeyMan
    "TheWeyMan" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Thanks for the YouTube link Debi... Amazing! Well done again!!
    3 months ago

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I have finished writing my first book, which is out for scrutiny as I type (a thriller called 'Kept in the Dark'). Hopefully, this will be ready to send out to agents soon... after I put it through some more rigorous editing.

As a novice, I'm not yet sure what my genre forte is, so I have started writing a new fantasy novel called 'Craft'. I don't necessarily want to find my niche, but I'll keep testing new waters while I have the patience.

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  • Squidge
    by Squidge 4 months ago
    PM'd you - just in case the cloud doesn't flag it.
  • Kate
    by Kate 4 months ago
    Oh no, my secret is out!
  • Kate
    by Kate 4 months ago
    Another social go glitch. It seems to give me a birthday every four months. I know they say time passes quicker as you get older, but that is ridiculous!
  • Kate
    by Kate 4 months ago
    The Word Cloud thinks it's your birthday, but it's notorious for getting it wrong. If it is. Happy Birthday!
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 5 months ago
    Lol, thanks - good point! :-)
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 5 months ago
    I like your comp entry a great deal. Beautiful economy of exposition
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 5 months ago
    Yes, I can see it growing - but not before you finish the other WIPs!! ;)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 5 months ago
    Nice comp entry - you certainly have a way with world building...