Jill

Jill

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Back home from sunny climes
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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 bazbaron's picture.
    ... Delilah?
    7 days ago
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    Jill Back home from sunny climes
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    "Jill" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Congratulations, Bric. Very pleased for you. What an interesting and productive day you had in London!!
    26 days ago
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    Jill Enjoying the sunshine...
    28 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Aiyla's Blog "Take heed".
    No, no other way ~ not in my world anyway!!
    28 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Aiyla's Blog "Take heed".
    Good morning, Aiyla ~ my poetry tends to be non-rhyming too, so I would definitely call this 'technically a poem'. I sense it comes from your heart and soul... Jill
    28 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on Aiyla's Blog "Take heed".
    Beautiful poem, Aiyla, full of wise words. Amongst other things, I think it expresses most eloquently the difference between 'I love you because I need you.' and 'I need you because I love you.'
    28 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on newbie author's Blog "Autumn - yes, it's here at last!".
    Huh! So much for the forecast ~ woken up to grey skies and rain! I do prefer the word 'Autumn', whilst not averse to 'Fall', although Yo has a point with 'It's very autumnal out there.' An alternative, using 'fall-like' or such does not trip ...
    29 days ago
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    "Jill" commented on newbie author's Blog "Autumn - yes, it's here at last!".
    Mists and mellow fruitfulness and berries galore; leaves turning and yet we are forecast five days of high temperatures and sunshine. Only just come in from dining outside. Indian summer? Confess I quite like 'Fall', since acquiring an American ...
    1 month ago
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    Jill Wishing Cloudies a Happy and Relaxing Weekend.
    1 month ago
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    Jill commented on newbie author's wall:
    Hello, newbie author ~ try clicking on 'All Notifications' and you should find them. Another of Cloud's little blips!
    1 month ago
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    Jill 9/11 ~ remembering.
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    Jill 9/11 ~ remembering.
    1 month ago

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  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 3 months ago
    so far so good but now I'm at work (sort of).
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
    Thanks, Jill! Much appreciated. It's two days out, which is an improvement on what it used to say. :)
  • Kate
    by Kate 7 months ago
    Happy birthday:)
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 7 months ago
    Thank you, auntie J xxx
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 7 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 7 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 9 months ago
    Did you check out the publishers I mentioned yet?