Jenni Belsay

Jenni Belsay

58 years old
Female
Location
Perpignan
France
Current Status
Gosh.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Crime
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    General Fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Depends entirely on my mood
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    I'll have to get back to you on that one.
    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?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be traditionally published.
    Your worst habit?
    Polishing the last chapter (again) before moving on to the next. Oh, and housework denial.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In the spare bedroom.
    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?
    When not writing I'm usually walking with my dog in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A great area for percolating plots.

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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Barb's Blog "Wanted: Book Title".
    If paranormal thriller (and more plot driven?) perhaps find emotive words that convey both aspects? These not right but might trigger more ideas. With Jihad In Mind Think Hezbollah Mindful of Terror Mind Fields of War/Terror/Beirut Torn Between ...
    10 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Unihorns".
    Magical. Love it. Thanks, Purple witch.
    16 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    Well perhaps an alternative approach would be to encourage understanding that every one of us lies somewhere on the spectrum. From the psycho 0.5s who kill only mosquitoes without conscience, through those who cheat at cards and on the golf course; ...
    18 days ago
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    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    I don't understand in what way the use of 'psycho' colloquially to mean violent madman tars a lot of other stuff like psychiatry etc with the same brush. Good that using the term psychopath is OK when used correctly. However, if there comes a time ...
    19 days ago
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    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    As the documentary shows, some psychopathic tendencies can be useful/desirable/mandatory in certain contexts/situations. Shrinking violets don't make good generals or CEOs. On a personal level, I can be fairly competitive under certain ...
    20 days ago
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    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    I guess Moochy isn't helping the cause, describing Priebus as a paranoid schizophrenic. I think I missed the earlier blog mentioned in the OP, so apologies if I'm going over old ground here: Philippa, how do you feel about books like "Snakes in ...
    20 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Hil's Blog "Just a fun poem".
    Bravo! Just my tasse de thé:
    21 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "Let's talk nerdy for a minute".
    Thanks, Alan.
    21 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Jenni Belsay's wall:
    Thanks, Jenni.
    22 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay commented on Hilly's wall:
    Thanks, Hilly. As for horrific, your bear story perhaps takes the proverbial biscuit :-)
    22 days ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on Jenni Belsay's wall:
    Great (if horrific) comp entry, Jenni B. I hope we never get to that 'future' world.
    24 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    "Man, I dig this photobombing shit."
    26 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "A bump in the road (or a cautionary tale)".
    @ Tony. No firstborns or subsequent borns here. I should have preceded "Debut" with the word "My". I have a folding frying pan, which fits unobtrusively in a pocket, handbag... (Patent pending).
    26 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "A bump in the road (or a cautionary tale)".
    Good story. Excellent outcome. I'm prone to hitting my head on things. I'm Aries, so that's to be expected. Debut was at nursery school when I "tried to get off a swing backwards" and knocked myself out on the concrete. I have thick hair these ...
    27 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    Jenni Belsay commented on Mashie Niblick's wall:
    Thanks for your comment, Mashie. Your Chaconne took my breath away. Surreal, supernatural, spellbinding.
    1 month ago

About

In 2016 I've finally said goodbye to the crime novel I've been working on for too many years. Time to start something new.

Or not.

Should it be crime genre or fantasy? Light and funny or dark and serious? Adult or YA? Crossover genre/market? What do I really want to write? And what am I capable of writing? I'm all this way and that way. A mither of indecision.


From time to time I dip my toes into non-fiction too, and blog (as Lesley McLaren) about natural history stuff. http://www.mediterraneanpyrenees.com

Twitter @lesleymclaren43



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  • Hilly
    by Hilly 22 days ago
    Thanks, Jenni.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 24 days ago
    Great (if horrific) comp entry, Jenni B. I hope we never get to that 'future' world.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
    Ooh, a strong whiff of Cormac McCarthy in your story, filmic too. Great wrting.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Hi Jenni B. Thought your caption comp was very clever. Had to squint at the pic.
  • OFP
    by OFP 2 months ago
    Well, I laughed... Normal service resumed, otherwise the bad guys win.
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 3 months ago
    Thanks, Jenni! As a regular challengee (yeurgh!!! - I wish I hadn't typed that) I am sure Alan would let you have a readers' ticket, and that the rest of us would welcome you in. There were some cracking stories in that particular challenge.
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 3 months ago
    Thanks, Jenni. My condolences to your sister. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 months ago
    Oh, I didn't know about social wasps - hadn't looked that closely, so maybe that's what I'm seeing on my figworts? People in yellow and black stripy jumpers anyway.
    Yes, the flowers are insignificant to us - but not to the wasp!
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 months ago
    Ah, so it's a labiate. I was close! Knew I sort of recognised it and had to show off. Well done for running it down.
    Yes, figworts are beloved by bees and so spread prolifically. I have them too and they're always surrounded by bees.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 4 months ago
    Thank you, Jenni. No it isn't my birthday but thanks for the good wishes.