Athelstone

Athelstone

61 years old
Male
Location
Worthing, west sussex
United Kingdom
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  • Are you a ...?
    Other
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Literary fiction
    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)?
    Franz Kafka
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Castle, Point Counter Point, The Hard Life, The Thinking Reed, The Vatican Cellars, The Miracle of the Rose, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, The Teachings of Don Juan
    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?
    I want to say what I have to say and leave something for my children
    Your worst habit?
    Working my socks off, writing 85,000 words, and then losing all confidence in what I've done. Oh yes, and covering up by writing something else. I wrote a 6000 word short story instead of a summary for my second novel.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Everywhere - especially where I shouldn't
    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 no idea what else I'd like Word Clouders to know

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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Wow, and well done, Philippa. I've really enjoyed your short stories over the last few years and it seems quite obvious to me that you have a voice just itching to break into the longer form.
    5 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Ah! So that is you, Daedalus. Nice to see you. :)
    8 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    You’ve clearly never seen me marching :-)
    9 days ago
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    Bric
    Bric commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Or snorting Bolivian marching powder?
    9 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Of course :)
    9 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Hi! there, Alan and Whisks. Wish I could have been with you all. Off to give Skylark huge congratulations in a mo... So well deserved.
    9 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Athelstone's picture.
    ... and again, the brilliant, rainbow duo!
    9 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Athelstone's picture.
    ... and I spy Whisks too!
    9 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Is that Hil by the side of Philippa? All photos are great, Athelstone. Thanks for posting.
    9 days ago
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    Bric
    Bric commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Nicest pic I’ve seen in ages. Can I borrow it?
    9 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Hmm...jury's still out.
    9 days ago
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    GippsGirl
    GippsGirl commented on Athelstone's picture.
    That's a lovely shot!
    10 days ago
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    GippsGirl
    GippsGirl commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Don't believe you.
    10 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    I’m definitely taking a photograph and not swigging surreptitiously from a concealed flask btw
    10 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    ‘Philippa surprised by Athelstone taking a photo’ - No.12 in a series
    10 days ago

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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 21 days ago
    Darn straight
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 21 days ago
    To misquote the 9th Doctor, 'every planet has a West' ;-)
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 4 months ago
    Thank you.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 4 months ago
    Spine chilling comp entry, Ath - I hate heights and can't imagine anything worse than the ending you've described.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 4 months ago
    400 words ... and the last ten terrifying. Good comp entry, Ath.
  • Hel
    by Hel 4 months ago
    Thanks for accepting me to the group. I can see I have a lot of reading and catching up to do!
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 4 months ago
    She was a great support :) Having someone there while you literally find your feet is essential, helped me get on with it and not sit around feeling sorry for myself :)
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 4 months ago
    Sadly Athelstone, all too true...
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 4 months ago
    I really enjoyed your September comp entry, so much hinted at, and the two different perspectives worked really well for me
  • J.net
    by J.net 4 months ago
    Thanks, Athers, for your kind comments re my comp entry.