Squidge

Squidge

50 years old
Female
Current Status
First day of not writing for about ten days. Bloody migraines. Might scribble a few words after my cuppa now I'm back on my feet.
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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?
    Some self-editing
    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 or in the car (parked!)
    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 SamJ's wall:
    Looks like you're back after a good while away...so welcome back!
    9 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Stoked's Blog "The Power of Iron".
    Goodness! Glad you're on the mend, Stokes... Funny, but a lot of what you described, I've put down to menopausal symptoms. Especially what I call my 'headswim' moments. Perhaps I ought to get myself checked out...?
    14 hours ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on stephenterry's Blog "Colonial Compromises is now published on Kindle".
    Oh, well done, ST! Going to check it out now and get it loaded. I enjoyed reading the snippets you posted on here in the past, and am looking forward to reading the whole thing, all the way through. Good luck with it x
    14 hours ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge First day of not writing for about ten days. Bloody migraines. Might scribble a few words after my cuppa now I'm back on my feet.
    1 day ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge Just discovered I was longlisted with my story from AlanP's most recent comp for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize! Not shortlisted, but still get to be in the anthology... Thank you MrP for making me write better and better! x
    3 days ago
    • Seagreen
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      Seagreen Congratulations! :-)
      3 days ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Well done! Loved that story.
      3 days ago
    • SecretSpi
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      SecretSpi Well done! Shake that pink feather boa around!
      3 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly Fantastic news, Squidge.
      3 days ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP More unearned thanks. What can I say? How about well done Squidge.
      3 days ago
    • Bric
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      Bric HOORAY!
      3 days ago
    • Janeshuff
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      Janeshuff Go Squidge! Congratulations!
      3 days ago
    • Lizzielion
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      Lizzielion Well done.
      3 days ago
    • Giselle
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      Giselle Yeah!
      3 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Seriously deserved. You're having a good month.
      2 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on JB's picture.
    Ah, the 80's... Lived through most of them in sixth form and uni! Hate to say I think I spotted a typo - should be remarkable instead of remarkably?
    3 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    If you are interested in farce and look at this, you should find you are doing the right things!
    3 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge has a new character called Effie Purse who won't let her sleep... Not written so much - and enjoyed it - for ages!
    5 days ago
    • Bric
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      Bric Sounds inspiring!
      5 days ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake The magic of new ideas.
      5 days ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Intriguing name. :) Hope she sticks like a limpet and takes you on to further publication ...
      4 days ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Good for you Squidge - and for Effie Purse!
      4 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Barb's Blog "The Soft-focus Medusa Meets the Chicken Thief".
    So pleased to hear you are much better. xx
    5 days ago
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    Hil
    "Hil" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    Thank you!
    6 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    Thanks, Squidge. Need to be reminded of all these, as they can slide away from you and you find yourself doing the things you know you shouldn't.
    6 days ago
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    Sandra
    "Sandra" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    Thanks Squidge - I am slowly subsiding under the unwieldyness of a unplotted novel. This points out problems I haven't discovered yet ;-)
    7 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    Useful - thanks!
    7 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge wrote a new blog: "Got plotting problems?".
    Emma D's just shared this brilliant article on facebook - thought I'd share it here as well...deals with things other than plotting.   Click HERE.
    7 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on OFP's Blog "A better place in Hell....".
    Only you could write this stuff, Prop. Powerful. Society has a poor way of repaying those who've fought to keep us safe.
    7 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...)
Write for children - self-pubbed 'Granny Rainbow' March 2014 (collection of short stories) but I haven't cracked the 'having a whole novel published' bit yet...

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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 month ago
    'Good' that I can't show off my tan? Ha! ;)
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 month ago
    Thank you, yes to both. I have the most glorious tan, but it's too cold to show it off!
  • OFP
    by OFP 1 month ago
    Delighted. What became of your project we discussed before Christmas?
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 3 months ago
    Dahl did quite a few collections of short stories - he was a bit of a master of the 'sting in the tail'
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    by / 4 months ago
    You of all people should know the drill... orf to Quack with you for some smarties.... Amoxicillin.
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 4 months ago
    Sorry to learn that, Squidge. Hope it clears off asap.
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 4 months ago
    Have my big bear squeezy hug, Squidgers and I raise the other pretenders two more. So there! xx
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 4 months ago
    Squeeeeze. :)
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 4 months ago
    It says on the Wall that you need hugs, Squidge. I don't know why, and mine are a bit bear-like, but here's a (HUG) anyway.
  • Mezz
    by Mezz 4 months ago
    I hope you feel better and get more energy soon x