Jenni Belsay

Jenni Belsay

58 years old
Female
Location
Perpignan
France
Current Status
Well done the Netherlands!
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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    Unpublished writer (so far)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 Athelstone's Blog "An annual Word Cloud competition.".
    Brilliant. Well done, Ath. Happy to help too when the time comes.
    1 day ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on John Alty's Blog "Tea in Peshawar".
    *Raises thumb* :-)
    2 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on John Alty's Blog "Tea in Peshawar".
    Enjoyed this, John. I was right there with you when the tea service appeared at the end! "Grimly grinning..." - great!
    3 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "In a story would I....".
    Interesting question in the OP, Alan. In the early 1990s my husband received a series of anonymous, disgusting poison pen letters, silent phone calls in the early hours, and "gifts". One day while he was at work, the caretaker at his block of flats ...
    4 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Cluck me!
    6 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    "Clucking hell, Maud, how did you do that?" "Tapped the glass once, and...poulé!"
    7 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "A Kind of Immortality".
    Fascinating. Thanks for enlightening us about a remarkable woman.
    9 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Giselle's Blog "The Crane".
    As others have said, this was lovely. Who'd have thought poignancy could be associated with a crane? I felt sad too, in the end, that you didn't even have the chance to say goodbye. Such is life sometimes.
    10 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "Opening Lines".
    He blamed it on the eyelash.
    10 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    Jenni Belsay commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thank you muchly. Yes it is - although more of a WNIP at the moment.
    10 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "Opening Lines".
    @Prop :-D
    10 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Jenni Belsay's wall:
    Jenni - if your comp entry is the beginning of a wip I'd certainly like to read on.
    11 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on AlanP's Blog "Opening Lines".
    It was to be an unpleasant day, beginning when the scales fell from my eyes and broke my foot.
    11 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay Well done the Netherlands!
    11 days ago
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    • Logan
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      Logan I didn't live here at the time, but that is the kind of spirit I expect from Britain. Something to be proud of.
      11 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick well done Hawaii
      11 days ago
    • Jenni Belsay
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      Jenni Belsay Yes! :-)
      11 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick Obama's birthplace lol
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan So pleased. People in Holland are more educated and less easily fooled.
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan I hope the French are not as dim as the English and Americans.
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Especially the French in Nice, Paris, Lyon.....
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan Why were there poor little tewwowist attaks? Dude, I'm israeli. I couldn't be less scared,
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Dude, I lived in France and served in their military. I have dozens of close friends there who are afraid. Perhaps my perspective is different than yours. Shalom Alicam ...
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP ... Is it not so?
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan It's shalom ha lechem, and every perspective is different.
      11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Just goes to show, anyway - Netherlands turnout, 82%; US turnout, 55%. Votes count
      11 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP It was a mixed and cross cultural metaphor meant to inject irony of dichotomy. I shall retire from this and go read some Samuel Johnson. Best
      11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Objectively we should be more scared in the UK anyway, according to the global terrorism index. We're 28th, France is 36th (one spot below the US)
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan Terrorism: if you're scared, they've won.
      11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Quite. The day after the 7 July bombings in London everyone came out onto the street at midday to show that. It was horrific - a guy working in my building lost his legs, my manager saw the bus blow up in front of him, it was difficult but I like to think everyone held it together. But I suppose it hadn't been that long since the IRA, and that went on for far longer and killed many more people
      11 days ago
    • Logan
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      Logan I didn't live here at the time, but that is the kind of spirit I expect from Britain. Something to be proud of.
      11 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    Jenni Belsay Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
    14 days ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Did I ever tell you lot about Mouse Anderson? Mouse was the size of an ox. A large ox. He was so big, he had to register with the coast guard when ever he went swimming as a potential hazard to shipping. Once before a rugby match, the opposition refused to play until the referee made him speak as they suspected he had escaped from some secret genetic lab at Porton Down. Well, one day....
      14 days 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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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 11 days ago
    Jenni - if your comp entry is the beginning of a wip I'd certainly like to read on.
  • Cissy
    by Cissy 2 months ago
    Bonne année L! Hope you're well. Reading your "mither of indecision" above, may we both finish something in writing this year :-)) Cx
  • Tony
    by Tony 5 months ago
    Thanks, Jenny. Proud Grandad.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 5 months ago
    Loving your convo with Gamain... ;)
  • schoolofthewolf
    by schoolofthewolf 6 months ago
    No worries Jenni, thanks for taking a look, enjoy your trip!
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 6 months ago
    Is disparu, surely :)
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 7 months ago
    Thank you. :) My hair's gone frizzy.
    P.S. Your nightingale soundtrack is lovely! It's mingling with my own garden birds this morning.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 year ago
    Love your soundtrack!
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    by / 1 year ago
    Cheers, Jenny.

    It's a shortened re-print of a Blog I did for the York FoW in 2012 as a parody. Debi Alper published it in the 2012 FoW review, much to my embarrassment.

    It relates to other Mudlfat Tales including Spider's Last Ride, Man of the Match, and Gil's Corner. I was reminded of it by this comp and thought it might amuse.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 1 year ago
    jenniiiii! ;-)