Caducean Whisks

Caducean Whisks

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Whiteout outside. Going to dig out my frozen chickens.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Oryx & Crake (Atwood), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Postcards (Proulx), Hard Facts (Spring), God of Small Things (Roy), Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck), What are you like? (Enright), Canopus cycle (Lessing), Hangover Square (Hamilton), The Earth (Zola)
    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?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To write better and continually improve
    Your worst habit?
    .
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    .
    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 keep chickens and rescue foxes

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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    We had an American contingent visiting the office, and I needed to find a certain individual. Didn't know what he looked like, so was obliged to wander round the open-plan room asking random men, 'Are you Randy?'
    1 day ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    Morning Harry. I've been having a brief look around the public bit of JW. A few practical observations: 1. Jericho Library / Second Novel Syndrome: The text of Symptom No 3 is identical to the text of Symptom No 4. 2. There is a 'Meet the Team' ...
    7 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Hi Squidge, I've read your blog and links, and first up - the doubt demon you cite: why write the second one when you don't know the first will ever be published. This is the case with all of us with every book we write, regardless of series or ...
    8 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Harry's Blog "Of Jericho, clouds, and community".
    First, I'm a long-time member of the Cloud and have got an enormous amount out of it. Lucky old me and thanks; I also think I've give back in my way. I'm now some way along my writing journey. I don't know everything, natch, but I know more than I ...
    22 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    Sorry. Haven't got enough fingers to count on. Numbers amended.
    23 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    £30pm does seem an awful lot, as Alan says. Particularly in the light of Harry's blog a while ago, wherein he stated the average writing income of people who make their living writing, is £11kpa. Or was it £13k? Something like that. So £3,600pa ...
    23 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Tony's Blog "The Walls of Jericho".
    Donna, I don't see any plans to migrate the data from the Cloud. Such an undertaking is huge - formats don't fit, functionality doesn't fit, nothing fits. I'd be astonished if they even thought about it. What would be the point, from their POV? What ...
    24 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks commented on Daedalus's picture.
    Gosh, a big book, too! AND a slideshow. Sounds/looks like a marvellous event. I remember your blog here when you were mulling writing a biography and offered a few more mulls. Am very impressed how quickly it's turned into the real thing. Something ...
    1 month ago
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    Caducean Whisks commented on John Taylor's picture.
    Wow! How did you get that? And - where are the books, eh?
    1 month ago
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    Spangles
    Spangles commented on Caducean Whisks's wall:
    Hallo! This is a fleeting visit, for reasons I will explain elsewhere.
    1 month ago
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    Caducean Whisks commented on Spangles's wall:
    Well Howdy, Stranger! Nice to see you :)
    1 month ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psychology "Trust" Survey (a favour)".
    This also assumes you have a choice of cafe. You might not. In a closed situation - like a hostage or prison scenario, your choice of who to trust and how much, is severely limited. And therefore, stressful.
    1 month ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psychology "Trust" Survey (a favour)".
    Thinking about Hil's hypothetical cafe situation, there's a seepage of trust, isn't there. Seeps in from surrounding circs. e.g. the waiter and cook are evidently trusted by the cafe since they've been employed there to handle money and food. You ...
    1 month ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psychology "Trust" Survey (a favour)".
    Done.
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Caducean Whisks's wall:
    Yes, it's all about caring, isn't it? Which is useful for our own writing too of course.
    1 month ago

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  • Spangles
    by Spangles 1 month ago
    Hallo! This is a fleeting visit, for reasons I will explain elsewhere.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 month ago
    Yes, it's all about caring, isn't it? Which is useful for our own writing too of course.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 month ago
    Thanks Whisks, will do my best on the photo front :-)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 month ago
    We seem to be missing the worst of the snow, but the weather forecast seems to change from hour to hour. Still FREEZING!
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 month ago
    Whisks, how are your girls this morning? Have you had to dig them out again?
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Blame brother and two sons - first of 42 books appeared in 1945.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 months ago
    Whisks - I am not alone ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhtGBbmzDIY
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 2 months ago
    Yes, I might just do that. Thanks for the heads-up.
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 2 months ago
    No, sorry, I didn't see it. I've entirely got out of the habit of watching television and spend large parts of my life (well, all of it, really) ignoring its existence. Being the sort of complete nerd who can bandy about knowledgeably words like not only tender but superheater, valve gear, dampers and water-scoop, I probably knew most of it already...
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 months ago
    ... and everybody KNOWS "Tender engines don't shunt" Thanks for putting that into my head Whisks.:-)