Gerry

Gerry

68 years old
Male
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Tadcaster
United Kingdom
Current Status
Right, time to own up, folks. How many of you have overdone the right-handed mouse-clicks so you get a spasmed shoulder and have to go clicking left handed? C’mon, don’t be shy. (Isn’t just me, is it?)
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Other non-fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Wordsworth/ Coleridge; probably Tolkein, though he's turned into Peter Jackson nowadays; um, I'll think of some more; yeah, here's one: Dion Fortune...
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Harry Potters (though a tough editor would have been useful from book 5 onwards); Cry The Beloved Country; Black Backed Penguin Classics (Homer, Virgil, Dante etc); um, maybe Captain Corelli; er, Pride and Prejudice; hey, I'm running out of words...
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Good question - to be useful, I think - that is, to contribute to civilisation's ongoing conversation about life/death/universe - and maybe have a chuckle or two en route.
    Your worst habit?
    Waiting till I'm 60 before getting published - what a naughty boy!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    About fifteen inches from my eyes.
    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?
    Burnt out schoolteacher (= wounded hero); intercontinental rock star (well, school halls in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Leeds and the Democratic Republic of North Shields)...

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    Gerry Right, time to own up, folks. How many of you have overdone the right-handed mouse-clicks so you get a spasmed shoulder and have to go clicking left handed? C’mon, don’t be shy. (Isn’t just me, is it?)
    2 days ago
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      Daedalus It's OK at the moment but I have definitely in the past had spells of needing to go left-handed with the mouse. Usually because of Photoshop. I keep telling myself I should get a stylus
      2 days ago
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      EmmaD https://www.denisecowleeditorial.com/blog/and-s-t-r-e-t-c-h-part-2-are-you-looking-after-your-arms-and-hands
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    Gerry
    "Gerry" commented on Colin's Blog "Giving up football".
    Ah, Billy Wright, Ron Flowers - they had some great names a few years (decades) ago.
    3 days ago
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    Gerry
    Gerry wrote a new blog: "A Spiritual Pub Crawl".
    Back in the early 1980s I went on a spiritual pub crawl – well, there were so many fascinating oddities to investigate. For instance, a talk about the Knights Templars of Aquarius happened at a local university lecture theatre, not the most ...
    3 days ago
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    Gerry
    "Gerry" commented on RichardB's Blog "A neglected talent".
    Great blog. I tried google-imaging the cover to see if I recognised it. I didn't. But there are some great images there. It's had quite a few covers.
    5 days ago
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    "Gerry" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Well done you. It looks a very carefully produced programme. Did you get lots of instructions (e.g. dress casual last year, glam this year) and were there script suggestions too? Something Davina said made me suspect there may have been more to the ...
    18 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Dear Gerry, I came across a lot of this when I researched my grandfather who wrote of ‘the immortality of what might have been’ and wished that someone would go though his writing and make something of it. His will is in the British ...
    22 days ago
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    Gerry
    "Gerry" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Must try to catch the Rowan Williams thing on iPlayer - thanks Mike.
    22 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Dear Gerry, Last Sunday I heard Rowan Williams talking about ‘Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (Something Understood Radio 4) He laments the passing of a book that had been on many people’s bookshelves. I can see his point. ( I ...
    22 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    My pleasure, Gerry. Always good to share with like-minded people. :) Seem to remember I sent you good wishes once via a hot air balloon!!!! ~ Always eccentric xJ
    23 days ago
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    Gerry
    "Gerry" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    And many thanks, of course, to Jill for kind comments - both now and in the past...
    23 days ago
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    Gerry
    "Gerry" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Mike - 'Life of Pi' gives an interesting parallel theory. When the narrator tells his tale to the accident investigators, he tells them two versions, one with an ordinary shipwreck, and the other involving survival on a life raft with a hungry ...
    23 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Dear Gerry, I can’t remember the name of the philosopher but he argued that you might as well believe in God because, if God does not exist, it doesn’t matter. However, if He does exist, you are quids in. Tabula Rosa - the blank slate ...
    23 days ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Gerry's Blog "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    Wonderful, interesting blog you have posted here, Gerry. Thank you. The analogies, the images ~ every word a treasure to my mind and I think I am going to print it off to read again whenever ... I have done past life regression work and was 'brought ...
    24 days ago
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    Gerry wrote a new blog: "The Jewelled Sea  ".
    I’m just being a bit mystical here, so please feel free to ignore.   *****   In 627 A.D., King Edwin of Northumbria considered converting to Christianity but first he consulted his advisers. One spoke up approximately as follows: ...
    24 days ago
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    Gerry .
    1 month ago

About

In December 2010 my biography of Wellesley Tudor Pole, 'The Two Worlds of Wellesley Tudor Pole', was published by Starseed Publications/Lorian Press, U.S.A. - and is available at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0979170060/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_mymBpb1FDMYPN
and at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0979170060/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dDmBpb13MES2S

The opportunity for publication arose out of a website I put up in 2008: http://wellesleytudorpole.com/

Since then I have put up another website: http://gerryfenge.com/ which can tell you plenty more, if you wish. Indeed, you are invited to visit should the whim take you.

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  • 26th April 2018 Published

    The Jewelled Sea  

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  • 7th August 2017 Published

    An Aversion to Certainty

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  • 29th June 2017 Published

    On Pitches, Festivals and One-to-Ones

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  • 24th May 2017 Published

    The Front Line

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  • 22nd May 2017 Published

    Round Two

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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 year ago
    You're welcome sir. While I remember, I'm currently reading Stephen Baxter's 'Destiny's Children' series, which I thought might appeal to you (in particular the second book). Mind-warping physics and dimension-spanning scope - ideas don't get much bigger.
  • Berks
    by Berks 1 year ago
    Hi Gerry, just reading through your comments on the blog about humour and your preference for a crime thriller, and thought i'd recommend a cracker that ticks those boxes. "The Rabbit Factory" by Marshall Karp (and his follow on Novels too) are among the best i've read for Crime Thrillers with humour entwined.....
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 year ago
    You have mail.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 year ago
    Well done on your FNL, Gerry!
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    by / 2 years ago
    didn't want to hijack Bric's blog but there are some who see Saddam's Bathist party as a WMD. I've been to places where famine is a WMD, or a machete, or an AK47 so I never really had an issues with going after a destablizing bully like Saddam. The problem is that the job was left half done. The command structure of ISlamic State is all Bathist, ... just like Sadddam... We didn't get them all. Saudi would get my vote too. Go easy.
  • Jill
    by Jill 2 years ago
    Ta ever so! Means a lot to have you added to my 'support group' while I await important critique. Sending you lots of positive vibes over in a hot air balloon like I did once before ~ if I remember correctly. :)
  • Jill
    by Jill 2 years ago
    Hello, Gerry. Lovely to see you on Cloud once more. How are you and yours? How is your writing going? Best wishes, Jill x
  • BP
    by BP 2 years ago
    You just seemed a little bemused by your course work. My comment was meant as a light-hearted bit of support & good wishes.
  • BP
    by BP 2 years ago
    both
  • Gerry
    by Gerry 2 years ago
    Um, what makes sense? The self edit course? The general practice of chin raising? Lindy Hopping?