John Taylor

John Taylor

63 years old
October 08, 1954
Male
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Hello, Cloud. Are you there?
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Literary fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    The author I'm reading
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Predator X / C J Waller; Ice / Gillian Clarke; The Pimlico Kid / Barry Walsh; Rapture / Carol Ann Duffy; The Humans / Matt Haig; The Observer's book of Trees; I Lucifer / Glenn Duncan; The Old Man and the Sea / Ernest Hemingway
    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?
    To do justice to the characters who keep pestering me. And to move my reader in some way.
    Your worst habit?
    Trying to write everything
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    Everywhere, but in one room every day
    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'm a storyteller, husband and dad to a postgrad student and an editor. I did care work for thirty years, and now attempt to make a living out of words, spoken and written. Many of my closest friends live with the label 'learning disability'.

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    Thea
    Thea commented on John Taylor's picture.
    Ooh, intriguing. Looking forward to finding out more.
    12 days ago
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    Debi
    Debi commented on John Taylor's picture.
    'tis a thing of great beauty. :-)
    12 days ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor commented on John Taylor's picture.
    It's a truly fabulous cover, with multiple meanings in relation to the book, Thea.
    12 days ago
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    Thea
    Thea commented on John Taylor's picture.
    How exciting! And what a striking cover.
    12 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on John Taylor's picture.
    SO looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.
    12 days ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor commented on John Taylor's picture.
    A very precious parcel has arrived. This is a proof copy: I'm afraid you guys will have to wait till February.
    12 days ago
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    John Taylor has uploaded 1 New Profile Photos.
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor commented on Hil's wall:
    Thank you, Hil x
    13 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on John Taylor's wall:
    Is it your birthday? Happy birthday!
    13 days ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor commented on Athelstone's picture.
    I love this one. Two of my favourite celebs!
    17 days ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor Hello, Cloud. Are you there?
    19 days ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Fantastic news, Bric! I can relate to all the nerves, and early/late stress. Juliet is lovely, and a complete one-off. Astute agent and ever-so-slightly eccentric human being. I was one of her heart-over-head choices, because she couldn't sell my ...
    25 days ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Whispers and Glances".
    Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!
    1 month ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor Going through my notes from York. Making notes from notes. And then I expect there will be notes from notes from notes. And then, maybe, just maybe, I'll start my next draft!
    1 month ago
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    John Taylor has accepted Thea's friend request.
    1 month ago

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Five foot eight and a half. There's someone on Twitter called @JohnUnworded who looks awfully like me.

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  • Hil
    by Hil 13 days ago
    Is it your birthday? Happy birthday!
  • Hil
    by Hil 9 months ago
    We are Now and Then story-posting twins!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    Thank you kindly, John. :-)
  • Jill
    by Jill 2 years ago
    Happy birthday, John. Trust all goes well... :)x
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 years ago
    These annual events seem to come round every year. Happy Birthday, JT. (The Cloud get's it right for once )
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 2 years ago
    Fizzypops and gumdrops - it's your birthday! Rave it up, John.
  • KazGinnane
    by KazGinnane 2 years ago
    Happy birthday John! Hope you have a lovely day...
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 2 years ago
    Yes, that looks good. I wonder if it can be expanded to include (for our characters): 'I regret...', 'I wish...', 'I fear..', etc. Thanks
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 years ago
    Just to let you know that I'm off to Cardiff any minute (hour) now - and I'm going to search out Roath Park - scene of your fabby story. *Gah FABBY, not TABBY
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 years ago
    Just to let you know that I'm off to Cardiff any minute (hour) now - and I'm going to search out Roath Park - scene of your tabby story.