Squidge

Squidge

51 years old
Female
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So that was a painful logging on this morning. Assuming it's all to do with GDPR?
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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 Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    I can imagine I'd have been on Napoleon's list, short-arse that I am! ;) Made me chuckle.
    6 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    About four years ago, I had to use dictation, Julie, when I hurt my arm. I got very frustrated with it, because you have to train the Dragon to hear the way you say things, then you have to train it to - in my case - spell all sorts of weird things ...
    20 days ago
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    Julie C
    "Julie C" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    Interesting...and invaluable for reminding me that in despairing about my first draft, I'm really not comparing like with like, because all we ever see is the much-edited product in our reading of other writers' work. To go slightly off-topic, I'm ...
    20 days ago
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    Janeshuff
    "Janeshuff" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    Yes!
    20 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    No! Really?! Its really good, isn't it?
    20 days ago
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    Janeshuff
    "Janeshuff" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    What a small world! I know Maud. And I have read her book.
    21 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    My writing does get an awful lot worse in some places, Newbie! And Jane - thank you! I'm on the list with some other really good titles - so my chances are slim, if I'm being realistic. Maud's is well worth checking out. It presents a prose story ...
    21 days ago
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    Janeshuff
    "Janeshuff" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    Just seen the news, Squidge! Congratulations!
    21 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    Interesting, Squidge. I used to write the first draft in an old office diary, which I've still got somewhere but now I'm retired I bash my stories out on the computer - it's faster for me. I have to admit it's easier to see where you've made changes ...
    21 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge wrote a new blog: "What Squidge-style drafting looks like".
    I'm in the middle of a new project, and caught myself editing as I go along, rather thn doing completely separate edit versions. I thought it would be a helpful reminder to myself to 'capture' some of the naff quality stuff in the drafting phase to ...
    21 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Squidge's wall:
    You have that to look forward to then! It's a classic, and a pretty quick read
    27 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Y'know, I've never read it...
    27 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Squidge's wall:
    Haha, my bad - Aldous Huxley, ‘Brave New World’
    27 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Why, thank you! Am I going to sound really awful now, because I don't know who Huxley is...?
    27 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Squidge's wall:
    Powerful comp entry Squidge. Huxley-esque!
    27 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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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 27 days ago
    You have that to look forward to then! It's a classic, and a pretty quick read
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 27 days ago
    Haha, my bad - Aldous Huxley, ‘Brave New World’
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 27 days ago
    Powerful comp entry Squidge. Huxley-esque!
  • Tony
    by Tony 2 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 2 months ago
    Thanks, I've replied, it must not have flagged mine to you!
  • TheWeyMan
    by TheWeyMan 3 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 3 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 3 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.
  • J.net
    by J.net 1 year ago
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.