David

David

41 years old
Male
Location
Glasgow
United Kingdom
Current Status
wordy clod
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Literary fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Historical fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Alexander Trocchi
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    James Baldwin, 'Go, Tell It On the Mountain'; Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'; Jean-Paul Sartre, 'Nausea'; Alexander Trocchi, 'Young Adam'; Jean Cocteau, 'Les Enfants Terribles'
    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?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    I want an airport named after me
    Your worst habit?
    indecision/snap decisions
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    I deeply respect the good folk of publishing
    Where do you write?
    at dining table
    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?
    Interested in photography and traditional music. Like running and overseas city-breaks. I enjoy time with family and friends.

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    David
    David wordy clod
    5 days ago
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    David
    David An Islamaphobe, a white supremacist and a sexual predator walk into a bar. The barman asks, "what'll it be, Mr Trump?" (from social media)
    6 days ago
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    David
    David commented on Scarlett's wall:
    Good to hear from you
    7 days ago
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    Scarlett
    Scarlett commented on David's wall:
    I haven't been on here in ages. Just had a bit of a hard time since my Dad died. I'll do my best to catch up with you soon xxx take care x
    9 days ago
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    David
    David Short stories interest me
    1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Writing? Reading? Structure? All three?
      1 month ago
    • David
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      David writing
      1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Perhaps you could post one on here when finished? Be good to see. How is main WIP going?
      1 month ago
    • David
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      David just exploring other forms, Jill. WIP is stil progressing.
      1 month ago
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      Jill That's nice to know. Best wishes.
      1 month ago
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      David All the best, Jill.
      1 month ago
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    David
    David is at draft 3, and I expect there'll be a fourth, to complete my WIP.
    1 month ago
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    • Thea
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      Thea Cheers! Can't believe it's a year since the SE course and I'm still editing...
      1 month ago
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      Thea Well done, David!
      1 month ago
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      David Thanks, Thea. All the best with your WIP!
      1 month ago
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      Thea Cheers! Can't believe it's a year since the SE course and I'm still editing...
      1 month ago
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    David
    David commented on Scarlett's wall:
    I hope you and your writing are well, sweety!
    1 month ago
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    David
    David I'm not a robot
    1 month ago
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    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake I can never read those photos you have to type in to prove you are not a robot, so maybe I am one. Some days I feel like one.
      1 month ago
    • David
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      David although I've said this before, so maybe I am
      1 month ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly How can you be sure?
      1 month ago
    • Dolly
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      Dolly I don't think I am, although I woke up this morning and discovered a nut where my belly button should be. Curiosity got the better of me, so I slowly undid it and took it off. I stood up, and my bum fell off!
      1 month ago
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      David Please confirm you're not a robot
      1 month ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Only a robot would ask that. QED.
      1 month ago
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      Dolly I am definitely not a robot. Well, not yet anyway, but after waking up and finding that I had a nut instead of a belly button, there is a possibility that I might be slowly turning into one.
      1 month ago
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      Snowflake I can never read those photos you have to type in to prove you are not a robot, so maybe I am one. Some days I feel like one.
      1 month ago
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    David
    David is exploring other forms of writing than the novel, as a kind of wing-stretching exercise, and is re-discovering forgotten aptitudes with poetry and plays.
    1 month ago
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      Thea I'm sure you'll find you have, and in taking a break to explore other media you'll bring something new to your WIP.
      1 month ago
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      Thea Nice idea, David! I remember thinking on the SE Course that your WIP would make a powerful play.
      1 month ago
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      David Thanks. My idea was to take a breather from my WIP and see if I had any other strings to my bow.
      1 month ago
    • Thea
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      Thea I'm sure you'll find you have, and in taking a break to explore other media you'll bring something new to your WIP.
      1 month ago
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    David
    "David" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Good to read this, Squidge. It still seems as much a mystery why stores stock certain titles as why publishers/agents get interested in certain books.
    1 month ago
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    David
    "David" commented on Dolly's Blog "Down The Back Of The Sofa".
    I like fantasy as a genre, too, Dolly. It seems to have a lot to say about the world we live in today. Sometimes, though, it can be too plausible as reality often stretches the imagination.
    1 month ago
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    David
    David Happy Bloomsday!
    2 months ago
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    David
    David Life is a rough draft. You can't go back and edit.
    2 months ago
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    David
    David I'm going to
    3 months ago
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      Barb Who are you talking to?
      3 months ago
    • David
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      David everyone in general and no-one in particular
      3 months ago
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    David
    David drip feed
    3 months ago

About

Worked as a professional journalist for most of the 00s. Then moved into scriptwriting. I had a radio play and a short film produced, and was working on a pilot for a tv series when I decided to focus on my novel. (samples of my writing: http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/forum/topic/15994; http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/forum/topic/16225; http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/forum/topic/16312 http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/forum/topic/13589)

In the past I've also spent time as a musician. I played bass guitar in a few embarrassingly-named bands down the years: UGE, X-Amount, The Zens and Allandale.

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  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 9 days ago
    I haven't been on here in ages. Just had a bit of a hard time since my Dad died. I'll do my best to catch up with you soon xxx take care x
  • FredaPeople
    by FredaPeople 3 months ago
    Hello David! Just returning your kind greetings of a month ago! I've been a bit intermittent here. How are you and how is the writing?
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 4 months ago
    Right back at you. Happy horny day
  • Jill
    by Jill 5 months ago
    Yes, Spring is the best time we think. Can't cope with too much blazing nowadays, much prefer mellow!!
  • Jill
    by Jill 5 months ago
    Posted a couple of photos on front page. Taken by Mr J. Still not downloaded mine. Will soon.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 7 months ago
    It'll be a while yet. If I get my way it'll be somewhat cheaper than the current edition
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 7 months ago
    Thanks David. I hope you enjoy it. Between you, me and the gatepost, I'm hoping for another edition at some point (and then maybe a sequel), but there will be a slog to go through before then
  • David
    by David 1 year ago
    Aw, shucks.
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 1 year ago
    Happy Un-Birthday, Babe. Have a good one! xxx
  • David
    by David 1 year ago
    False alarm. It is not my birthday. Thanks for the wishes. Happy birthday to you, too!