Squidge

Squidge

51 years old
Female
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Ew...even google chrome has now gone white-out on the cloud. Too much whiteness...turning the brightness down right away. And things have moved!!
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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 Ew...even google chrome has now gone white-out on the cloud. Too much whiteness...turning the brightness down right away. And things have moved!!
    5 hours ago
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      Athelstone If you're feeling brave I put together some instructions on how to make your Chrome view of the Cloud revert back to the old way https://www.dropbox.com/s/b6ir72vh1ri89s1/Un-white%20the%20Cloud.docx?dl=0
      2 hours ago
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    poggle
    "poggle" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Thank you, Squidge. I was just looking for a rough figure so I could split some off and see how it shook down. But there is no answer, then.
    7 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Poggle - I suspect the answer's probably 'how long is a piece of string?' or something similar. It's going to be entirely dependent on your story and whether in fact it can be split up into parts, while still giving the reader of each individual ...
    7 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Hi Squidge, I've written four books that have the same main characters in. Each book tells its own story but I bring in other characters throughout and they usually end up in the next book. I didn't start out writing it as a series, it was supposed ...
    9 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on mike's Blog "a few seconds of fame".
    Oh, I've heard about that play - isn't it the one based on the 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' cheats? My one second of fame (well, might have lasted a bit longer, don't know how long the display was up for) was that the back of my head (whilst ...
    9 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    'Jericho writers' also brings up info on a TV series called Jericho...and the writers strike which affected it. And Jericho online, a platform for writers and photographers. Think Writer's Workshop was a more unique label, but labels aren't ...
    9 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Just an idea. Little Women' has been adapted for the tv, screen and stage many times. I read the book recently and had not been aware that adaptions combined Little Women and its sequel. As a frustrated film director, Tv producer, etc ertc, ...
    10 days ago
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    Julie C
    "Julie C" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    I have no idea how they sell at those prices. But I still think it's good to do a series - after all, you don't need to invent a whole set of new characters, locations etc with each new book! I have several ideas for mine - I just need to apply ...
    11 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Thanks Julie - I unfortunately have the issue that my publisher - or their distributor, I've never received a straight answer to the question! - sets my ebook prices way too high to do that. And as I'm not speedy or teccy, I daren't self-pub so I ...
    11 days ago
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    Julie C
    "Julie C" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Hi Squidge, I can't speak for traditional publishing, but many of my indie-publishing friends swear by writing series in order to get enthusiastic fans who will buy everything they write. At the extreme, they are trying to attract 'whale readers' ...
    11 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Whisks, Mike - you both hit some of the issues with writing a series, which I'm going to be trying desperately to avoid!! Whisks, I think that what you describe is what I'm aiming for in reality - a standalone story which is coloured by what went ...
    11 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "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 ...
    11 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    As a reader Dear Squdge. I still use my public library and returned a book yesterday. My choice is often at random. If I pick up a book that is part of a series, It can refer to events from previous novels, so I tend to go for for ...
    11 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Writing a series?".
    Anthony Trollope might be a good writer to examine as her wrote several series of books with the same characters. The Barchester Chronicles' is the most famous. Surely most TV programmes to this sort of plotting? The Durrells might be a good ...
    12 days ago
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    Tony
    Tony commented on Squidge's wall:
    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.
    12 days ago

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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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  • Tony
    by Tony 12 days 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 26 days ago
    Thanks, I've replied, it must not have flagged mine to you!
  • TheWeyMan
    by TheWeyMan 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.
  • J.net
    by J.net 10 months ago
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 10 months ago
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 10 months ago
    Happy birthday, Squidge. Hope you have a truly wonderful day.
  • Hil
    by Hil 10 months ago
    I hear it's your birthday! Have a good one! xxx
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 10 months ago
    Hi Squidge. Thanks for your comment.