Squidge

Squidge

50 years old
Female
Current Status
I have only once felt this sick in my life, when a situation got out of hand in a different environment and I saw something I loved being torn apart by different people fighting their corner. Please - everyone - bring the cloud we know and love back. S
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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 commented on Neil Evans's wall:
    You're back?! Hooray! Long time no see - how's the cricket? And more importantly, how's the writing?
    7 hours ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge I have only once felt this sick in my life, when a situation got out of hand in a different environment and I saw something I loved being torn apart by different people fighting their corner. Please - everyone - bring the cloud we know and love back. Stop throwing insults, stop judging each other for whatever you think has happened when it might not, and be kind. There's enough shit in the world without it destroying the good thing we have here for authors of all experiences. Please.
    7 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP :)
      7 hours ago
    • Jillybean
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      Jillybean Thank you, Squidge
      7 hours ago
    • Janeshuff
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      Janeshuff Thank you too, Squidge
      7 hours ago
    • Debi
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      Debi I think the Cloud needs to hand out chill pills. Be kind, people. I'll add my 'please' to the pile.
      7 hours ago
    • Neil Evans
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      Neil Evans Hey, I'm only just coming back...don't fall out!
      7 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Neil, good to see you. Hang cool.
      6 hours ago
    • Neil Evans
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      Neil Evans Cheers Alan, and you
      6 hours ago
    • KazGinnane
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      KazGinnane I agree, Squidge. Thank you.
      2 hours ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on AlanP's wall:
    Mr P, your comps are legendary and, with the SE course, are one of the best things that ever happened to my writing. So sorry they seem to have become the focus of something that they do not deserve. *hugs*
    9 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Tpfm's Blog "The art of thimble filling...".
    Agree completely with needing to splash the water around a bit, until you get the thimble filling...just...right. For you, anyway; the bloke next to you trying to fill his thimble uses a completely different method - and still gets the same results! ...
    11 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    And to add to Debi's list of firsts... I think Skylark was my first friend on the Cloud when I joined. It is so good to see your achievements, Mandy - especially in light of what your family's gone through in the last twelve months - and you are an ...
    3 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Cissy's Blog "The Now and Then of it".
    The cloud's a great place for writing companionship, especially in the early days. It certainly was for me, when I wasn't sure that I was writing well and discovered I needed to learn so much. In my first few years, I soaked it all up! My ...
    4 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge 20K into a rewrite of Rurik, but am now stuck! Off to do something different and mull things over for a while...
    6 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly Good luck with it, Squidge. Have you changed Rurik's gender?
      6 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on OFP's Blog "White Van Chronicles.... An Afternoon in Nicaragua...".
    Lovely read, Prop.
    6 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on AlanP's Blog "August 16th 1977".
    Alan - glam rock...when folks wore spangly lycra and sequinned jumpsuits? Gary Glitter...Slade...Queen in the early days...
    10 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on AlanP's Blog "August 16th 1977".
    Actually, I do remember Elvis dying, too. But to my ten-year old mind, he was just a pop star in a spangly costume like so many others at that time. (Glam rock!) It was later I think I appreciated his music.
    10 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on AlanP's Blog "August 16th 1977".
    I don't remember dates very well, but Freddie Mercury - I was in the lab at work, probably counting colonies or inoculating broth bottles or something...Those were the days when we were allowed to have the radio on in the lab, and when the news ...
    10 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Yo's Blog "Just!".
    Hate to think what my tics are... no, not going to look!
    11 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "Rurik revisited".
    I sometimes have enough trouble written one MC, Mike - don't know how I'd get on writing two for twins! And I'd still have the issue of, if they were non-identical and different genders, that I'd only really be able to write knowledgeably for the ...
    13 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Rurik revisited".
    Are twins or siblings - male and female -,the solution? Each would see the same situation from the male or female point of view, buy then the plot would develop in different directions.Another solution would be dualities. If you are of a religious ...
    13 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on stephenterry's Blog "Same Same but Different - ideas needed".
    Not sure... but if he's sipping cashew nuts, a choking scene might be in order! ;) She's got to pick up a package...and pass it on. But to who? And what's in the package?
    14 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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  • J.net
    by J.net 2 months ago
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 months ago
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 2 months ago
    Happy birthday, Squidge. Hope you have a truly wonderful day.
  • Hil
    by Hil 2 months ago
    I hear it's your birthday! Have a good one! xxx
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 2 months ago
    Hi Squidge. Thanks for your comment.
  • Kate
    by Kate 2 months ago
    Just got a copy of Starmark to read to my kids - had to smile when I opened the front page and it said 'For Debi.....' Don't we all owe her a lot. Looking forward to reading.
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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    'Good' that I can't show off my tan? Ha! ;)
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 5 months ago
    Thank you, yes to both. I have the most glorious tan, but it's too cold to show it off!
  • OFP
    by OFP 5 months ago
    Delighted. What became of your project we discussed before Christmas?