Andrew James

Andrew James

Male
Location
London
United Kingdom
Current Status
Finally created a website to show some writing... andyleachwords.wordpress.com if anyone cares to see... it's poetry mainly, so if that's your bag... :)
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Thriller
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Literary fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Bret Easton Ellis, Dylan Thomas
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Under Milk Wood, Vanity Fair, His Dark Materials, 1Q84, Glamorama, Less Than Zero, My Name is Mina, Skippy Dies, GB84 (I seem to like a lot of "84s" but clearly not the obvious one)
    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?
    To continue to use Your and You're faultlessly.
    Your worst habit?
    Knowing I'm right. When I'm not.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    Drafts and ideas - in the sunshine. The real words - in my study.
    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?
    Did a business, did a book, doing another one.

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    Andrew James
    Andrew James Finally created a website to show some writing... andyleachwords.wordpress.com if anyone cares to see... it's poetry mainly, so if that's your bag... :)
    10 months ago
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    Andrew James
    Andrew James commented on bdcharles's picture.
    Who doesn't love a pair thrusting turrets?
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on AlanP's Blog "2016 Challenge, tweaking the process".
    Having Debi judge this ups the ante considerably, something I think is a good thing. I'd be all for it. As to the Mudflat, I entered a story to them last year, but misread "Erratic" and submitted what could only be described as filth. No wonder I ...
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on AlanP's Blog "Writing Challenge - Once more into the breach.".
    Alan, was one of these a few years back something that John Taylor won with a MAGNIFICENT story about Cardiff? Did I enter one with a piece about a lady who killed her husband with a pair of scissors when she discovered he was a serial bigamist? Ha! ...
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    Andrew James First time in a age I've posted something in Critiques. Must mean I'm writing seriously again. (In addition to the screenplay I'm working on...)
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    I'm beginning to think that Husky was winding us up...
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    Andrew James Ooh, new picture. I'm all up to date.
    1 year ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Howdy, stranger. Good to see you back here x
      1 year ago
    • Andrew James
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      Andrew James Hello, wondrous editor. Like a lot of us, any social dabbling gets overrun by Twitter these days; it's where I see much of your good self! But the writing bug is whispering sweet nothings and, weak-willed soul that I am, I couldn't stay away! x
      1 year ago
    • Debi
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      Debi You're born to write. Resistance is futile. :-) x
      1 year ago
    • Andrew James
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      Andrew James and there's me telling everyone I was born to boogie. Ha! x
      1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    Giving up for good at 29 was hard. As was giving up for good at 36. Giving up for good at 48 seems to have lasted. So far.
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    Ee, this took me back. I was nineteen. Seven of us, sharing an office. Joan, the matriarch, all Geordie wit and horned-rimmed wisdom, hair in tight curls black as ravens and a lipsticked O blowing smoke rings at the strip lights. Benson and ...
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    Andrew James commented on Bric's wall:
    Hi Bric, and thanks!
    1 year ago
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    Bric
    Bric commented on Andrew James's wall:
    Brilliant comp entry! Slow building. Clever. Chilling.
    1 year ago
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    Andrew James
    "Andrew James" commented on Andrew James's Blog "To the Fold, Returned".
    hi Mezz, hi Snowflake, hi Barb, nice to see you're still here. Yes, the Amazon thing looks interesting. Although I (we, I'm writing it with a partner) have a 'name' director interested and potential access to some finance. Always stay in control! ...
    1 year ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Andrew James's Blog "To the Fold, Returned".
    Great to see you - welcome back I take it you know about Amazon Storywriter.
    1 year ago
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    Mezz
    Mezz commented on Andrew James's wall:
    Good comp entry.
    1 year ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Andrew James's Blog "To the Fold, Returned".
    Thanks Mezz, will have to try that out.
    1 year ago

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  • Bric
    by Bric 1 year ago
    Brilliant comp entry! Slow building. Clever. Chilling.
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    by Mezz 1 year ago
    Good comp entry.
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    by Barry Walsh 4 years ago
    If it is, Happy Birthday! If it isn't, well it's Friday so give the day some stick anyway.
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    by Skylark 4 years ago
    Happy Cloud Birthday! And Happy Real Birthday, too, if they happen to coincide :-D
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    by Squidge 4 years ago
    Assuming it's right - happy birthday!
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    by Skylark 5 years ago
    Excellent - message sent with details :-) Let me know on my wall when you reply as the Cloud doesn't notify me of new messages for some reason....
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    by Skylark 5 years ago
    Unless I'm being dim, it seems I can't send you a PM with my contact details unless we're friends. Though, actually, I thought we were already friends so I've rectified that one by adding you as a friend :-) I'll send contact details once I'm able to send you a message!
  • Jen
    by Jen 5 years ago
    The mystery is solved. There is another Jen on here. Not surprised in the least. I should have gone all out to find a more original nickname. I might still eat cake anyway. Have a good weekend!
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    by Jen 5 years ago
    Not my birthday today...don't tell me the cloud has kicked up another phantom birthday?!
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    by Dianna 5 years ago
    Let us hope so :-)