Philippa

Philippa

36 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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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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  • Kate
    by Kate 8 months ago
    The Cloud thinks it's your birthday. If it is, have a happy one. :)
  • L.
    by L. 10 months ago
    Hey! I posted a new ending for my short story. Do you mind having a look and letting me know if you think it's stronger?
  • Thomas H. Brand
    by Thomas H. Brand 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
    Huge congrats, Philippa! (Although I have to admit I'm with Alan on this).
  • Kate
    by Kate 1 year ago
    Fantastic. Well done.
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 1 year ago
    Oh well done, you clever person. I'm not over-surprised, though.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 year ago
    First, congratulations :D

    and second What ghost story competition? Have I slept through something again? :~)
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 year ago
    Well done! When will the winning stories be available to read?