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 Edward Picot's Blog "Dr Hairy and the QCQ, Part 8".
    You have fun with your stuff which is great. I don't know whether you write as well - sure you must do. QCQ. Is this a CQC care/crying joke? Anyway, life would be dull without one of these every so often.
    26 days ago
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    Athelstone has added a new Video.
    28 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you.
    1 month ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Newbie's wall:
    And thanks to you, Newbie. There's a threat to your piece that lingers for a while after reading and a dislocation about what and who to believe. Liked it a great deal.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Spine chilling comp entry, Ath - I hate heights and can't imagine anything worse than the ending you've described.
    1 month ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thanks again, Sandra. And right back atcha. That's a very difficult story you posted in the competition. Which of course I loved.
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    400 words ... and the last ten terrifying. Good comp entry, Ath.
    1 month ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Not daft at all! Very handsome to boot.Though you are a bit fuzzy around the edges. Possibly the Merlot...
    1 month ago
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    Giselle
    Giselle commented on Athelstone's picture.
    :-)
    1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Looking very dapper and distinguished Ath
    1 month ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Me too :-) But that's a suspiciously knowing look they are sharing...
    1 month ago
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    Benjamin86
    Benjamin86 commented on Athelstone's picture.
    I think it’s worth saying publicly, that Mr Athelstone here was THE first person to successfully purchase an alcoholic beverage at the 2017 festival of writing. That’s pretty impressive as we were all gunning for the bar halfway through the ...
    1 month ago
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    new-bee-author
    newbie author not the real Newbie commented on Athelstone's picture.
    I must apologise for my ignorance with regard the Word Cloud and the Rules of Competitions. I am very sorry to have stepped out of line and will not do it again. I shall be more careful in future with regard commenting on other people's posts.
    1 month ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Athelstone's picture.
    And also, no, I don't work now. Not very well, anyway.
    1 month ago

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  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 month ago
    Thank you.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 month ago
    Spine chilling comp entry, Ath - I hate heights and can't imagine anything worse than the ending you've described.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    400 words ... and the last ten terrifying. Good comp entry, Ath.
  • Hel
    by Hel 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
    Sadly Athelstone, all too true...
  • jkdavies
    by jkdavies 1 month 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 1 month ago
    Thanks, Athers, for your kind comments re my comp entry.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Thanks, Ath, for your kind words - you always give my writing confidence a boost.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    Ath, your comp entry is a stroke of genius.