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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    I agree with Philippa (and you) that perhaps the characters aren't yet fully developed - they don't have minds of their own because you're still pulling their strings. But you know how to deal with that. I'll add a further observation: When you're ...
    1 day ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Many of the commenters have said they've read these old books as children, written in different times when such views were prevalent, and yet haven't turned into raving racists, misogynists, imperialists, whatever. No adult ever had a conversation ...
    25 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Do we know if Wilder held those views as an adult when she wrote the books? Or was she reflecting the conversation she heard around her as a child? I don't know the answer to this. Should she have censored her inner child's voice? If she'd edited ...
    25 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "a cultural hub".
    *Victorian bollards, that is.
    26 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "a cultural hub".
    Mike, there's a guy who runs London walks using old maps so you can see where the workhouses were, the tenter ponds, the boxing rings, plague pits, the old prison walls, once haunted by Shakespeare, Dickens, the Romans and various national influxes ...
    26 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Dear Mike, I think you mean, 'I did mean Chelsfield.' :-D Chelmsfield seems to be a region of Chelmsford in Essex, according to MrG. Double Whoops.
    1 month ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    That's very interesting, Mike, and nicely written. Never knew The Railway Children was set down south. One point - do you mean Chelsfield rather than Chelmsfield?
    1 month ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    Aw Sky. Lovely! I felt your nerves too, but you were entirely natural. So what other secrets do you have up your sleeve, hmm? You can tell us, you know. :) Onwards and upwards!
    2 months ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Skylark's Blog "That telly thing".
    This Time Next Year? You dark horse, you! Well done (I hope!)
    2 months ago
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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?'
    3 months 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' ...
    3 months 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 ...
    3 months 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 ...
    3 months 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.
    3 months 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 ...
    3 months ago

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  • Spangles
    by Spangles 4 months ago
    Hallo! This is a fleeting visit, for reasons I will explain elsewhere.
  • Hil
    by Hil 4 months ago
    Yes, it's all about caring, isn't it? Which is useful for our own writing too of course.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 4 months ago
    Thanks Whisks, will do my best on the photo front :-)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 4 months 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 4 months ago
    Whisks, how are your girls this morning? Have you had to dig them out again?
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Blame brother and two sons - first of 42 books appeared in 1945.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Whisks - I am not alone ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhtGBbmzDIY
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 5 months ago
    Yes, I might just do that. Thanks for the heads-up.
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 5 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 5 months ago
    ... and everybody KNOWS "Tender engines don't shunt" Thanks for putting that into my head Whisks.:-)