Barb

Barb

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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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    Skylark
    Skylark commented on Barb's wall:
    Thank you, Barb :-) And right back at you. That was brilliant! So much going on in the subtext. I loved it!
    22 days ago
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    GippsGirl
    GippsGirl commented on Barb's wall:
    Thank you so much for the link to the article, Barb! I spent much of my childhood in Tarra Valley, and my grandfather built the original swing bridge there! I can recommend it if you are ever in that corner of the world. Thank you again - you've ...
    22 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Skylark's wall:
    Wonderful comp entry, Sky. Beautifully crafted.
    22 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Bric's wall:
    Beautiful emotion in your comp entry, Bric. Such lovely handling of a sad topic.
    22 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on GippsGirl's wall:
    Thought this might be of interest to you: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/sep/30/walking-in-gippsland-a-place-where-history-and-tranquility-meet
    22 days ago
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    Bric
    Bric commented on Barb's wall:
    Ooh, you made me smile. Much needed. Lovely comp entry.
    23 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Neil Evans's wall:
    Love the build up in your comp entry. I hope he pushed Ross in first.
    23 days ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Bric's Blog "The 7 Year Writing Journey - Part 5".
    Bric! This is such fabulous news and so hard fought for. Sorry to hear about the loss of your folks :(
    23 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Barb's wall:
    Thanks for that, Barb - much enlivened my coffee break!
    23 days ago
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    Barb
    Barb commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thank you! I love the use of senses in yours and a great twist in the tale / tail. It put me in mind of this Rammstein video that I love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrmsJhf89MY
    23 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Barb's wall:
    Your comp entry - just brilliant - loved it.
    24 days ago
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    1 month ago
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    Barb
    Barb Does anyone know of a short story where an angel arrives and blows the trumpet of the rapture but after searching for ages finds that all the people are gone. All that's left is a carved stones that says something along the lines of "we waited for you but you never came".
    1 month ago
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    • Mezz
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      Mezz Barb, My Mum remembers it vaguely. It may have been a Sunday School story, so a bit watered down. It was basically to do with waiting for the call to rapture or go off and sin and be forever lost. It could be a follow up story to what happened to the non-believers of Noah's ark. Cheery Sundays they were!! Cheery Sunday mornings, haha.
      1 month ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus I can't say I do, but it sounds like something from the Ray Bradbury school
      1 month ago
    • Barny
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      Barny You're gonna have to write it, Barb.
      1 month ago
    • Raine
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      Raine If it isn't a story, then it definitely needs to be.
      1 month ago
    • Mezz
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      Mezz Barb, My Mum remembers it vaguely. It may have been a Sunday School story, so a bit watered down. It was basically to do with waiting for the call to rapture or go off and sin and be forever lost. It could be a follow up story to what happened to the non-believers of Noah's ark. Cheery Sundays they were!! Cheery Sunday mornings, haha.
      1 month ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    Mashie Niblick commented on Barb's wall:
    Lush writing Barb, right sensual. Loved every morsel.
    1 month ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Giselle's Blog "A note to our guests".
    That would a great story opening, Yo.
    1 month ago

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  • Skylark
    by Skylark 22 days ago
    Thank you, Barb :-) And right back at you. That was brilliant! So much going on in the subtext. I loved it!
  • GippsGirl
    by GippsGirl 22 days ago
    Thank you so much for the link to the article, Barb! I spent much of my childhood in Tarra Valley, and my grandfather built the original swing bridge there! I can recommend it if you are ever in that corner of the world. Thank you again - you've made my day. :)
  • Bric
    by Bric 23 days ago
    Ooh, you made me smile. Much needed. Lovely comp entry.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 23 days ago
    Thanks for that, Barb - much enlivened my coffee break!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 24 days ago
    Your comp entry - just brilliant - loved it.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
    Lush writing Barb, right sensual. Loved every morsel.
  • Hel
    by Hel 2 months ago
    A wonderful comp piece, Barb. Really enjoyed the mix of sea and food and desire, the sensuality of your writing. Very unusual and a perfect last line.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 2 months ago
    Ah, the comp combo of food and sex! Nicely interleaved, and being able to follow the recipe is a bonus.
  • Hil
    by Hil 2 months ago
    Ooh, very nice, Barb. Great descriptions in your comp entry.
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 2 months ago
    Sea food nice and hot! Very evocative comp entry and a world away from my scrambled eggs and crumpets!