John-P

John-P

75 years old
Male
Location
Glasgow
United Kingdom
Current Status
Contradicting Shostakovich
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Sci-fi
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    George Orwell, Ursula le Guin, James Blish, Larry Niven, Dan Simmons
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    1984 (Orwell) Down and Out in London and Paris(Orwell) The Dispossessed (Ursula le Guin) A Case of Conscience (James Blish) Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
    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?
    Have a movie made from my Shostakovich book
    Your worst habit?
    Get too deep into the technicalities at the expense of plot.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    At home
    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 a retired scientist with a general interest in all the sciences but especially physics, astronomy, computer science and genetics.I take a quantitative interest in 'social' questions (I get out the spreadsheet, build a model and calculate)

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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on John-P's wall:
    Fascinating comp entry - very eerie. Put me in mind of the last mission of the Scharnhorst which must have been similar, groping through a blizzard and emerging into horror
    23 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on John-P's wall:
    Liked your comp entry, John-P - a fascinating insight into an extraordinary episode in the war.
    26 days ago
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    John-P Contradicting Shostakovich
    1 month ago
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    • John-P
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      John-P I find it so hard to read this font that I make mistakes like that all the time. So, I'm afraid I didn't pick it up.
      1 month ago
    • Raine
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      Raine Shostanovich?
      1 month ago
    • John-P
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      John-P Raine. I just got your 1-word comment 'Shostakovich?' I was wondering what it was you were asking. BTW, I, too, am a scientist, physics, computer science, genetics (self-taught), astronomy. But I have done lot of research on Shostakovich, his life and his music, and I'm now writing about it.
      1 month ago
    • Raine
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      Raine Sorry, it was a poor joke from your saying 'contradicting'... I put a 'no' in the guy's name.
      1 month ago
    • John-P
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      John-P I find it so hard to read this font that I make mistakes like that all the time. So, I'm afraid I didn't pick it up.
      1 month ago
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    John-P Working on week 6
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      Kate The sadness of the final week! But enjoy the end of term party.
      1 month ago
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    John-P has accepted Abigayle's friend request.
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    John-P Waiting on self-edit course and group membership confirmation
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    • Debi
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      Debi You're already in the group, John. Head on over there and say hello. Please shout if you need any help to find it.
      2 months ago

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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 23 days ago
    Fascinating comp entry - very eerie. Put me in mind of the last mission of the Scharnhorst which must have been similar, groping through a blizzard and emerging into horror
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 26 days ago
    Liked your comp entry, John-P - a fascinating insight into an extraordinary episode in the war.