Jill

Jill

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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Poetry
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Various
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    I have favourites in fiction (all genres) and non-fiction, particularly psychology. Clarissa Pinkola Estes' "Women Who Run With The Wolves # Contacting The Power Of The Wild Woman" has influenced me and my writing in a deep way.
    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?
    Attain the dream.
    Your worst habit?
    For me to know!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    home office/notebooks anywhere
    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 also written fiction for Young Adults. Half-full glass. Embrace challenges & change. I trust that perseverence will win out. Always loved writing, whether it be academic or creative. Also love many other creative pursuits, including artwork.

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    Jill
    Jill Feeling uplifted after some lovely comments from a special beta reader.
    1 day ago
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      Barb Isn't it great when that happens. Fabulous stuff.
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      Jill Yes, Barb, it is,
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    Monica Handle
    Monica Handle has accepted Jill's friend request.
    8 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Barb's Blog "The Soft-focus Medusa Meets the Chicken Thief".
    Yes, so pleased for you, Barb. 'Onwards and upwards'. And, yes, what a clever dog. :)
    8 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Jill's Blog "Tempus Fugit".
    @ Monica Handle :) The mirror doesn't necessarily reflect the meaning of the name, but I guess it is what is inside that counts! Welcome to Cloud btw.
    8 days ago
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    Monica Handle
    "Monica Handle" commented on Jill's Blog "Tempus Fugit".
    I had no idea that Jill meant 'forever young'. How nice!
    8 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Monica Handle's Blog "Something missing?".
    Cleverly executed ~ intriguing piece.
    8 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on OFP's Blog "A better place in Hell....".
    Powerful, potent and all of what has been said above... Also a piece of writing which truly shows your personal depths, Prop.
    9 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Hilly's Blog "Andalucian Life. The start".
    Yes, another lovely read. What an adventurer you are! The last line made me laugh too and combatted the image of all those sick bags. :)
    14 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Bric's Blog "The 5 Year Writing Journey – Part 1".
    Fascinating journey ~ yes, there is still a way to go to publication but I'm sure your new agent will get you there. Many congratulations.
    14 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Newbie's wall:
    Silly old Cloud! Have a good one in May anyway. :)
    15 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Jill's wall:
    Thank you, Jill but it isn't my birthday today, not until May, although WC seems hell-bent on saying it is - this is the second time in a few weeks. Enjoy your day, whatever you're doing. :-)
    15 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Newbie's wall:
    Happy Birthday, Newbie (or so Cloud informs us!). Hope your day has been a good one and that your evening will be even better.
    16 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on SecretSpi's wall:
    Duh! Put this first on my own wall instead of yours. :) Interesting to read of your childhood memories of Aden, although as you say, 'sadly it is still a war zone...' 'Small Wars' is particularly interesting for me as we had older friends who ...
    17 days ago
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    Jill commented on Jill's wall:
    Interesting to read of your childhood memories of Aden, although as you say, 'sadly it is still a war zone...' 'Small Wars' is particularly interesting for me as we had older friends who were there in EOKA days and I didn't really know before the ...
    17 days ago
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    SecretSpi
    SecretSpi commented on Jill's wall:
    Good afternoon, Jill. I love re-discovering books on my shelves that I read yonks ago and re-reading. I think I particularly enjoyed 'Small Wars' as my dad was involved in one of the so-called Small Wars, in Aden. Some of my earliest memories are of ...
    17 days ago

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  • Newbie
    by Newbie 15 days ago
    Thank you, Jill but it isn't my birthday today, not until May, although WC seems hell-bent on saying it is - this is the second time in a few weeks.

    Enjoy your day, whatever you're doing. :-)
  • Jill
    by Jill 17 days ago
    Interesting to read of your childhood memories of Aden, although as you say, 'sadly it is still a war zone...'

    'Small Wars' is particularly interesting for me as we had older friends who were there in EOKA days and I didn't really know before the extent of what went on ~ only bits and pieces. Also, of course, it is always good to be able to imagine vividly the places written about in books, even if some the action is quite horrifying.

    Best ~ Jx
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 17 days ago
    Good afternoon, Jill. I love re-discovering books on my shelves that I read yonks ago and re-reading. I think I particularly enjoyed 'Small Wars' as my dad was involved in one of the so-called Small Wars, in Aden. Some of my earliest memories are of the beach out there, often too hot to walk on, the goats in the streets, the shark nets, the barren volcanic rocks in the background.

    Sadly, it's still a war zone these days with widespread hunger and starvation.
  • Jaxx
    by Jaxx 1 month ago
    Thanks, Jill! Much appreciated. It's two days out, which is an improvement on what it used to say. :)
  • Kate
    by Kate 1 month ago
    Happy birthday:)
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 1 month ago
    Thank you, auntie J xxx
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 1 month ago
    Thanks Jill. It's been the hardest thing I've ever been through, and to make it worse my grandmother died in the early hours of Monday morning. So it continues.

    I'll check your blog out x
  • David
    by David 1 month ago
    The photos look beautiful, Jill. Mellow Mediterranean light. I imagine it's blazing in the Summer, but Spring is more calming.
  • David
    by David 3 months ago
    Did you check out the publishers I mentioned yet?
  • Giselle
    by Giselle 4 months ago
    Thank you Jill, it's off to a good start, even if work is squeezing in now and then. Kids and family all happy and healthy. *more hugs*