Barb

Barb

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Is the Cloud giving away free sets of steak knives?
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Horror
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Crime
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Scary
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Stevie King
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Salem's Lot - Mr King; When the Lion Feeds - Wilbur Smith; Catch 22 - Joseph Heller; The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth; The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett; Crimes in Southern Indiana - Frank Bill
    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?
    Who needs editing? I am perfect already
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To have HBO make my books into a series.
    Your worst habit?
    Saying exactly what I think.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    On the sofa.
    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 don't worship Satan but I do have all his books.

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    Monica Handle
    Monica Handle commented on Barb's wall:
    Ah, the comp combo of food and sex! Nicely interleaved, and being able to follow the recipe is a bonus.
    22 hours ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    What a journey you've been on! So sorry for your loss. But also big congrats on this fabulous achievement!
    4 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Barb's wall:
    Ooh, very nice, Barb. Great descriptions in your comp entry.
    7 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb Is the Cloud giving away free sets of steak knives?
    8 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Haha! Bet all the newbies are starting courses or have signed up to the cloud prior to York!
      8 days ago
    • Raine
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      Raine A free fountain pen, surely!
      8 days ago
    • Barb
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      Barb I guess it depends what sort of book you're writing.
      8 days ago
    • Raine
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      Raine :-D Good point!
      8 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb ping!
    9 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty ping?
      9 days ago
    • Barb
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      Barb Hey, careful - you can't just throw that word around. You might start a microwave revolution.
      9 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Ah, I see. If you cook fish in the microwave does it make a ping pong?
      9 days ago
    • Barb
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      Barb It can do but they have a tendency to cheat. Slippery buggers.
      9 days ago
    • Gerry
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      Gerry Pang (asius).
      9 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick Mah Jong!
      9 days ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Gnip! Back at you
      9 days ago
    • Gerry
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      Gerry Pingle pangle pongle pum, Bigga Bigga bog-bog-bog, Whee!
      8 days ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Gerry's Blog "An Aversion to Certainty".
    The planet is a closed system that recycles everything so why not us. Not just the physical aspects but the essence / soul of us as well. ST, now I have the Billy Thorpe song stuck in my head - the Keith Urban version ...
    9 days ago
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    Clytemnestra
    "Clytemnestra" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    'And Another Makes Three' Sounds like a great concept for a story, Barb.
    10 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thanks Ath. Crumpets are always good!
    11 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Barb's wall:
    Sea food nice and hot! Very evocative comp entry and a world away from my scrambled eggs and crumpets!
    11 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb
    11 days ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    When I finished reading the blurb (which makes it sound like a great book btw) my first thought was 'In Two Minds' which I see Berks has already suggested. It appeals to me because of its double meaning BUT it doesn't immediately tell you what the ...
    13 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Love the fantasy aspect of your comp entry, which is a great contrast to the horror.
    13 days ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    This is all fabulous - thank you all so much for your suggestions.
    13 days ago
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    JtF
    "JtF" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    Beyond the sensory horizon Mindful war games Remote renegades Sounds really cool blurb best JtF
    14 days ago
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    BellaM
    "BellaM" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    "Gnawing on the corner of the carpet" would be a great book title (though not for this particular book!). I love the blurb - really makes me want to read it. Title suggestions: The Mind of the Infidel Thought Crime Marriage of Convenience Jihadi ...
    14 days ago

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  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 22 hours ago
    Ah, the comp combo of food and sex! Nicely interleaved, and being able to follow the recipe is a bonus.
  • Hil
    by Hil 7 days ago
    Ooh, very nice, Barb. Great descriptions in your comp entry.
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 11 days ago
    Sea food nice and hot! Very evocative comp entry and a world away from my scrambled eggs and crumpets!
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 15 days ago
    Oooh, saucy comp entry. Loved it, Barb.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 15 days ago
    Thanks Barb. It wasn't scary until afterwards.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 15 days ago
    Thanks Barb.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 15 days ago
    A rich, well-crafted story, Barb.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 16 days ago
    Thankyou, I haven't heard of that one, will have to look it up. Loved the tempestuous nature of yours
  • J.net
    by J.net 16 days ago
    Thanks, Barb - loved yours too. Think that recipe ought to be a best-seller ;)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 16 days ago
    Yummy comp entry Barb - thoroughly enjoyable.