John Alty

John Alty

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Preston
United Kingdom
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Other non-fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Memoir
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    James Lee Burke, Hemingway, Cruz Smith
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Old man and the sea, purple cane road, polar star
    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?
    Keep writing
    Your worst habit?
    Over explaining
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    At my desk
    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?
    You know everything already

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    John Alty
    John Alty commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Kind words, Daeds, thank you.
    7 hours ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on John Alty's wall:
    Powerful stuff for a first attempt at dystopia in the monthly comp John, and on the strength of this, I hope not your last
    10 hours ago
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    John Alty
    5 days ago
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    John Alty Bit tricky to do a travelogue when you can't include pictures so you'll have to go here http://www.therunnerstone.com/uncategorized/gruene-texas/ if you want to read about my trip to Texas.
    6 days ago
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    John Alty
    12 days ago
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    John Alty is staying in the Hemingway Room in Gruene, Texas. It's the best of rooms, it's the worst of rooms... Actually it's very pleasant but isn't inspiring me to write a great novel.
    12 days ago
    • Jill
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      Jill That's a shame, John ~ I mean about the lack of inspiration, but I suspect you are having a wonderful time in Texas.
      11 days ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Take Hemmingway's advice and have a drink, or three. Inspiration is bound to hit.
      11 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Read all about it at therunnerstone.com Jill, definitely having a wonderful time and taking Kate's advice at every opportunity. Back to Houston today and heading home Monday.
      11 days ago
    • JD
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      JD Hill Country - beautiful part of the world
      10 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Yes it is. Back in Houston now, though.
      9 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty is back in England after his adventures in Texas. Yee Ha!
      7 days ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Welcome back. Will there be a blog?
      7 days ago
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    John Alty
    12 days ago
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    John Alty is preparing for tomorrow's crack of dawn flight to Texas.
    18 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Have a great time in Texas!
      18 days ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Off to see your daughter? Have a nice time.
      18 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Thanks! Yes, Kate, visiting daughter.
      18 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Here I am in Houston, delivered efficiently and safely by the excellent Singapore Airlines.
      16 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty says Hi Y'all! After a weekend on Galveston Bay, off to the hill country today. Play nicely.
      14 days ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    We have a customer called Mr Room and he's from Bath.
    1 month ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    Hmm. You think this is still at the editing stage?
    1 month ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    As a matter of interest, the Cloud looks almost unchanged on Chrome, just the banner name change, on Firefox it looks all white. Contingency planning looks the wisest course regarding info stored on the Cloud - download it in the not too distant ...
    1 month ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    Looks pretty slick to me. White sells, they say. Seems a bit coy about telling us what the subscription is until the last step. Comes as a bit of a shock. I hold out little hope for a vibrant forum, given the cost.
    1 month ago
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    1 month ago
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    John Alty Recycle bin day. I can hardly stand the excitement. Thought I'd share it with the Cloudies.
    1 month ago
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      Kate Ooh, mines not til Thursday. I'm jealous. :)
      1 month ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Jill's Blog "Yesterday & Signs of Spring".
    Wonderfully evocative description of a perfect spring day, Jill. Enjoyed it.
    1 month ago

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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 10 hours ago
    Powerful stuff for a first attempt at dystopia in the monthly comp John, and on the strength of this, I hope not your last
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Thanks! I've been trying to read the others in between the Cloud falling over every thirty seconds. I loved yours - I can just wonder how often that conversation takes place even in these days of electronic banking? Lovely light tone carried off really well.