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 commented on Jill's picture.
    Turquoise
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    "Jill" commented on Jenni Belsay's Blog "It's a Spider's Life".
    Thank you for sharing this fascinating and beautifully written blog, Jenni. Excellent observation skills, description and photography. A true breath of fresh air on our Cloud today.
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      Jill Sharing what I perceive as a lovely image...
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      SecretSpi :)
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    Jill commented on Jill's picture.
    Simple, natural beauty ~ serenity amongst the thorns.
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    Jill Aphrodite's Rock ~ Goddess of Love.
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    "Jill" commented on Dolly's Blog "Pens That Can't Spell".
    Great little blog, Dolly. On the subject of italics, I was taught (many moons ago!) to hand-write in italics. Later, using 'ordinary' ink pen nibs or biros my handwriting naturally changed in style and became much less neat! At one point in my ...
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    "Jill" commented on Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    Echo all the comments above, Skylark. Well deserved success. Sending many congratulations in respect of 'Home' and also condolences for you and your family's sad losses. Look forward to reading and no doubt being very moved by 'Home' next year.
    6 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    Hello, Cissy ~ nice to see you back here. I've been a member since Cloud was set up. My levels of participation have varied over the years, but I have stayed because I have gained (and I hope given) much from the site. Once or twice I have ...
    7 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on katie 's Blog "Hurt".
    Echo what the others say, katie. Perhaps, when you feel less upset and calm again, you could get together with your Mum and talk things through quietly? Give each other a 'turn' with speaking about your feelings etc., without interruption. It is ...
    7 days ago
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    Jill Tranquility
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      Jill Well, young man, I thought there had been enough 'un-tranquility' on front wall and wanted to redress the balance. Now, deep breath and relax. :)
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      Gerry Oi!!
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      Jill Sorry - don't get your meaning, Gerry.
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      Gerry Thought I'd disturb the tranquillity...
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      Jill Well, young man, I thought there had been enough 'un-tranquility' on front wall and wanted to redress the balance. Now, deep breath and relax. :)
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    Jill commented on Jill's picture.
    Memories in silvery tones and island inspiration.
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      Snowflake It's priceless, enjoy!
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      Jill You too, Snowflake. :)
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      Hilly Beautiful
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      Jill Photo taken on holiday a few years back. Found the beautiful scene whilst browsing photos... :)
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      Hilly It's so calming. Wonderful.
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      Jill Think I'm going to bump it up to top of front page again - some calming down seems appropriate at the moment!! Have a lovely, calm day, dear friend Hilly. :)
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      Hilly I always do now. Thanks Jill. I live in paradise, away from the world. I hope your days are wonderful too.
      6 days ago
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      Jill Yes, enjoying a contented retirement and the simple things in life!
      5 days ago
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    Jill Thinking of family and friends (real life and Cloudy ones). xxx
    9 days ago

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  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
    so far so good but now I'm at work (sort of).
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
    Thanks, Jill! Much appreciated. It's two days out, which is an improvement on what it used to say. :)
  • Kate
    by Kate 4 months ago
    Happy birthday:)
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 5 months ago
    Thank you, auntie J xxx
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 5 months 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 5 months 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 7 months ago
    Did you check out the publishers I mentioned yet?