Athelstone

Athelstone

62 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 Janeshuff's wall:
    Thanks, Jane :)
    3 days ago
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    Janeshuff
    Janeshuff commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Happy Birthday Ath!!
    3 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone
    3 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Sandra's wall:
    Many thanks, Sandra. The good news is that I can ignore the date of birth in my profile for a bit, until the Cloud starts adding another year on in a couple of months.
    3 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Happey birthday Athers.
    3 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    I was a big fan of the Shoreham power station when it was a two chimney mini-version of Battersea, Then it was one chimney, then a pile of bricks. Now it's a rather ugly warehouse with a single shiny metal chimney in the Toytown style favoured by ...
    5 days ago
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    Knicky Laurelle
    Knicky Laurelle commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thankies, Ath. I appreciate it ^.^
    5 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on KazGinnane's wall:
    Thanks, Kaz :)
    5 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    And of course that's Shoreham in Kent as opposed to Shoreham in Sussex, the latter also being known as Shoreham by everybody except map makers and the railways who refer to it as Shoreham-by-Sea. I remember Miss Read. I met her often. She was Dora ...
    5 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Knicky Laurelle's wall:
    What a sad, skilfully expressed comp entry, knicky. Such an authentic voice. It was painful to read but worth the effort.
    5 days ago
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    KazGinnane
    KazGinnane commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Ath! So creepy and yet I had to keep reading. Brilliant, funny, CREEPY and all too believable. (I'm talking about your comp entry btw).
    6 days ago
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    Knicky Laurelle
    Knicky Laurelle commented on Athelstone's wall:
    XD. I will some day! This I promise ^.^
    9 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Knicky Laurelle's wall:
    Thank you for those kind comments, Knicky. It's almost as though you've met me.
    9 days ago
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    Knicky Laurelle
    Knicky Laurelle commented on Athelstone's wall:
    So natural and harmless on the one hand, and invasive and creepy on the other. She's so vulnerable and he's so .... *shudders*
    9 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone Two words for the UK's TV and radio journalists and other broadcasters: NEW CLEAR
    11 days ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra Trasparent electricity?
      11 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone Kind of. Loads of reporting on the Trump/Kim Jong Un meeting and puzzled by the number of reporters talking about NEW COL ER and NEW KEW LER weapons. I would have thought that if you can say NEW and CLEAR and put the two together, it isn't an especially hard word. That said, I can be the kind of pedant who winces at the extra note that some people insert into 'Oh come all ye faithful' i.e. 'Born the king of a-en-gels'.
      11 days ago
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      Sandra My dearly beloved worked in the nuclear power industry so I had t get used to t. 'En-ger-land' is a bugbeart of mine ... . .
      11 days ago
    • Mat
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      Mat No good will come of this obsession. I made myself very ill with hostilities toward the 'issew & tissew' people a while back. I lost that battle - not exactly nuker war, s'pose
      11 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone You're right, of course. I had to resign myself to hearing people pronounce 'Kali, destroyer of worlds' as 'Margaret Thatcher', but you get used to things.
      11 days ago
    • Mat
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      Mat Heh heh. Death to Antiques Roadshow & Matt Baker sweeping intros on Countryfile
      11 days ago
    • poggle
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      poggle Bregggggggggggggggggggggggggggzit !
      10 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone I used to know somebody on here who thought the same: ned perhaps, or nba, or something like that. Nope, forgotten
      10 days ago
    • poggle
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      poggle How fascinating! It must annoy a lot of people, though.
      10 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone Yeah, brexit annoys loads of people. Mind you, the people have spoken.
      10 days ago

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  • Janeshuff
    by Janeshuff 3 days ago
    Happy Birthday Ath!!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 3 days ago
    Happy birthday Athers.
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 5 days ago
    Thankies, Ath. I appreciate it ^.^
  • KazGinnane
    by KazGinnane 6 days ago
    Ath! So creepy and yet I had to keep reading. Brilliant, funny, CREEPY and all too believable.

    (I'm talking about your comp entry btw).
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 9 days ago
    XD. I will some day! This I promise ^.^
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 9 days ago
    So natural and harmless on the one hand, and invasive and creepy on the other. She's so vulnerable and he's so .... *shudders*
  • Raine
    by Raine 13 days ago
    Ath, that comp entry made my skin crawl! So believable and icky!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 15 days ago
    Thanks Ath - much appreciated.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 16 days ago
    Thanks Ath, loved your entry too - scarily well observed. Lovely little touches, like ‘for another half hour’
  • Mat
    by Mat 16 days ago
    THAT was good fun, eh? Lovely write your Frank, v v funny