Philippa

Philippa

35 years old
Female
Location
sleaford
United Kingdom
Current Status
Writing, reading, reading about writing. Or else asleep.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Lawrence Durrell, Megan Abbott, Lionel Shriver, Gillian Flynn, Iain Banks, Marcel Proust, etc, etc.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    I've still not got over reading I Am The Cheese by Robert Corimer when I was about 13. Damn, I wish I'd written it. Otherwise, too many books to mention.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    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?
    Can I have three? 1. Write something I would be proud to show family and friends 2. Get published (obviously) 3. Be able to leave my job and write instead (and I actually have a very good job.)
    Your worst habit?
    Hot water-bottles in summer. I get cold a lot.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    In the study
    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?
    Find me on Twitter @philippa_east Also I'm a qualified and practising clinical psychologist. Happy to help with queries about mental health for anyone who is writing about this - either via this forum, or here: http://www.drphilippaeast.co.uk/for-writer

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    "Philippa" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Random question re Women's magazine publication".
    Thanks Barny - yep, that's the forum.
    22 hours ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Random question re Women's magazine publication".
    Erm *Catasshe * If I did it (not didn't) Must proof read.
    1 day ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Random question re Women's magazine publication".
    Interesting question Natasshe, and I understand your dilemma. The type of stories I naturally write are not womag at all, but I agree that being able to writing to a brief, be adaptable, get in print and earn money are positive accolades. If I ...
    1 day ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    I've only just stumbled upon this thread and it made interesting reading. My daughter (almost 15) has Asperger's. She is high functioning which puts her at odds with just about everyone. Of course the kids at school have picked up on this quirkiness ...
    3 days ago
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    Philippa has accepted Sally's friend request.
    3 days ago
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    Philippa has accepted Giselle's friend request.
    5 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Debi's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - update".
    Done!
    8 days ago
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    Philippa has accepted L.'s friend request.
    10 days ago
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    Philippa Writing, reading, reading about writing. Or else asleep.
    10 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Ps I think domestic noir is considered a sub-species of the crime / thriller genre, so it would be weird to say 'domestic noir ...
    18 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    The dreaded genre... Harry Bingham pointed out in one of his podcasts that most books just fall under the category of 'contemporary fiction'. Therefore if there's no specific genre your book fits into, just give it a pithy description - for example ...
    18 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Hilly's Blog "Need help re: agents predilections".
    Hi Hilly, Yes, I think no harm putting your address abroad on. It adds colour, and fine I should think if it's clear you speak English and have links to the UK, e.g. so you can meet up with the agent who wants to woo you over dinner :) Make sure to ...
    22 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Raine's Blog "Pre-York Confession".
    Raine (and others) - have you seen this? It's a mentorship scheme particularly offered to female writers with a chronic health condition. Deadline Friday https://womentoringproject.co.uk/fiction-writers/rachel-burton/
    22 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Raine's Blog "Pre-York Confession".
    Oh, Raine. Thank you for sharing. It's a brutal game this, but your writing thrills me and I am certain that you will make it , even if you've had this false start. The fact that agents continue to request the full MS is a great sign, and all credit ...
    24 days ago
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    "Philippa" commented on Athelstone's Blog "An Early Autumn".
    Oh yes! Thank yo so much for picking up the baton, Ath. A Cloud tradition that must not die!
    28 days ago

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Publications and placings for short stories with Fylde Brighter Writers, Scribble, Dream Catcher, Brittle,Star, Gold Dust, Retreat West, The Lampeter Review, the Fiction Desk and For Books' Sake.
Working on my first (proper) novel.

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  • Giselle
    by Giselle 4 months ago
    Thank you! I've been on a little (much needed) bubble ever since. ;-) And I loved seeing your name in the lights as well. *champagne toast*
  • Thomas H. Brand
    by Thomas H. Brand 4 months ago
    Definitely. Tickets all booked over easter. Now I have to fight the crippling fear I won't get my current book to the right level before September.
    I've been on here since last year, to be honest. I just never get on. I need to engage with people more.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 5 months ago
    Thanks for the steer, Philippa, and congrats again. I have a ghost story or two on the shelf that I might pop into their next one.
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 5 months ago
    The competition is with the Fiction Desk. My name is up in lights here:

    http://www.thefictiondesk.com/blog/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2017-ghost-story-competition/

    Thanks you guys for your kind words.
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 5 months ago
    Huge congrats, Philippa! (Although I have to admit I'm with Alan on this).
  • Kate
    by Kate 5 months ago
    Fantastic. Well done.
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 5 months ago
    Oh well done, you clever person. I'm not over-surprised, though.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 5 months ago
    First, congratulations :D

    and second What ghost story competition? Have I slept through something again? :~)
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 5 months ago
    Well done! When will the winning stories be available to read?
  • Philippa
    by Philippa 5 months ago
    Yes, it was me, it was ME! I am very happy and excited. Shoop shoop!