Squidge

Squidge

51 years old
Female
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Sometimes, you just need bitesize chocolate brownies.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Short fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchett
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Discworld, Peepo, Little House on the Prairie, Katherine, Life of Pi,
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To get reluctant readers reading!
    Your worst habit?
    Saying 'yes' too often
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At home
    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?
    Love cold chicken and liquorice...not necessarily at the same time. Prefer sunshine to snow.

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    Squidge
    Squidge Sometimes, you just need bitesize chocolate brownies.
    2 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Squidge's wall:
    Thanks. It is a bit, isn't it!
    8 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Hil's wall:
    Pardon my French, but that's b****y brilliant!! Well done xx
    8 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Squidge's wall:
    It is good, Squidge! A story of mine has come third in the Bath Short Story Award. I'm so happy!
    8 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Hil's wall:
    You have some news, Hil?! Spill the beans! ?It sounds good... ;)
    8 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Accuracy or artistic freedom?".
    Blackadder - not historically accurate?! But of course it is. 100% ;)
    14 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Accuracy or artistic freedom?".
    Not sure what the hoo-ha's about for the Mary Queen of Scots film (although your comments give some indication!!) but I was watching the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice whilst ironing yesterday, and what you said Daeds about putting a ...
    15 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on FergC's wall:
    Nice to have you back, Ferg, even if things have changed on the Cloud. How WAS the MA? And the writing?
    17 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    Thanks for popping over to the Scribbles, Kaz. (Comment hasn't appeared...yet!) And yes, I'm glad Tilda's given me a not-so-gentle nudge to remind me whose story it is. Can't seem to keep away from the WIP at the minute - added almost 4K again ...
    21 days ago
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    KazGinnane
    "KazGinnane" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    Just commented over on your blog Squidge. What an interesting discovery to make, and a learning for all of us there too. And it's always a very good sign when your characters sulk and refuse to behave unless you let them do what THEY have to do. It ...
    21 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    So I blogged on the Scribbles about how reading book 1 again has helped get me over the hump and moving again... https://squidgesscribbles.blogspot.com/2018/07/getting-reaquainted.html
    22 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge Had a productive day; the block has been removed. 5K added to the WIP, but I now have very tired fingers...
    22 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    I've gone back and read book 1...I think I can see a way forward, but I need to mull a bit longer!
    24 days ago
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    Woolleybeans
    "Woolleybeans" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    Are you able to sum up what lesson they learned or what change happened in their character/outlook in the last one, Squidge? Maybe do the same for what it should be in this one. Something along the lines of 'learned that trusting too easily can ...
    24 days ago
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    Lizzielion
    "Lizzielion" commented on Squidge's Blog "Plotting panic".
    I wonder if part of the problem is that you know your MC so we’ll, you’re making assumptions about what she’ll do or how she’ll react? Reckon she still has a few secrets up her sleeve! But don’t take any notice of me...I’ve had a couple ...
    24 days ago

About

5 foot nothing, silver hair (I refuse to be grey). Have a bit of a thing for fancy dress...
Married, two kids, part-time learning support assistant at a local primary school. Ex-microbiologist and trainer in pharmaceutical manufacture. Have also worked as a butchery assistant, sales assistant, and egg pickler. (Still can't stand salt and vinegar crisps as a result of that one...)


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  • Hil
    by Hil 8 days ago
    Thanks. It is a bit, isn't it!
  • Hil
    by Hil 8 days ago
    It is good, Squidge! A story of mine has come third in the Bath Short Story Award. I'm so happy!
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    You have that to look forward to then! It's a classic, and a pretty quick read
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Haha, my bad - Aldous Huxley, ‘Brave New World’
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Powerful comp entry Squidge. Huxley-esque!
  • Tony
    by Tony 4 months ago
    Yes, Squidge, that's how I read it, too. I can see how my comment on my blog was a bit ambiguous, so I've changed it to read £150 a year. Thanks, S.
  • TheWeyMan
    by TheWeyMan 4 months ago
    Thanks, I've replied, it must not have flagged mine to you!
  • TheWeyMan
    by TheWeyMan 5 months ago
    Thanks Squidge! Means a lot coming from a professional! :-) I was thinking of turning it into something longer after I've finished with my other two WIPs. As soon as I saw the word 'Windows' it came to me... Weird brain.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    Just been out with a kettle, prepared to bring everyone indoors with me, but they seem fine. Phew. Not sure they've ever seen snow before.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    I haven't yet opened up the henhouse, Squidge. There's quite a blizzard blowing: horizontal snow. However cold it is in there, it'll be colder once I open the door. Hoping for the igloo effect. Will be going out with boiling kettle shortly. Thanks for asking.