David

David

41 years old
Male
Location
Glasgow
United Kingdom
Current Status
Meanwhile . . .
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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 commented on Scarlett's wall:
    Happy Valentine's
    3 days ago
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    David
    David Meanwhile . . .
    1 month ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on David's wall:
    :) Think there was a radio programme once call 'Poetry Please'. More poetry, please?!! Jx
    1 month ago
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    David
    David commented on Jill's wall:
    Happy 2018
    1 month ago
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    Scarlett
    Scarlett commented on David's wall:
    Have a great Christmas and New Year. Hope to get back on here in the new Year and we'll have a good chat up then hun. Miss you x
    1 month ago
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    David
    David commented on Scarlett's wall:
    Have a great Christmas and New Year. From me.
    1 month ago
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    David
    David commented on Scarlett's wall:
    Yo, no problem, know what I'm saying?
    3 months ago
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    Scarlett
    Scarlett commented on David's wall:
    Wuss up girl friend! Thanks for the B-day wishes. Very nice of you. xxxxx
    3 months ago
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    David
    David commented on Scarlett's wall:
    Happy birthday, sweetheart
    3 months ago
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    David
    David Och.
    3 months ago
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    David
    David Kazuo Ishiguro, a worthy Nobel winner
    4 months ago
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    David
    "David" commented on Aiyla's Blog "Take heed".
    I take inspiration from your poem, particularly the last line.
    4 months ago
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    David
    David If you don't know yourself you don't know anyone else.
    5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo I definitely don't know myself. Yo's not even my real name.
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David self-discovery should be the goal of every writer
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo I did a lot of self-discovery in my teens. My mum said I'd go blind but so-far, so-good, although I do need reading specs these days.
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David Clearly you're rather a wit
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo Seriously David. I agree with what you've both. I also agree with the words of Plato "The first and best victory is to conquer self"
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David Why would anybody write if they hadn't found something of value in themself to offer to the world?
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo To try and make a buck?
      5 months ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus If you want to make money, I can think of a few thousand ways more likely ways to succeed than writing!
      5 months ago
    • sirtanicmills
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      sirtanicmills I'd also say that most writers don't offer very much to the world. Indeed, the world doesn't see much of what is written.
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David Go and work in a bank unless you're doing it for the love of it.
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo David, it was a simple answer to your question "Why would anybody write..." Some people will write just to make a buck, especially celebs desperately trying to crank up their fading careers. Many of them won't be doing it to offer what they've found to the world, they'll be doing it to make a buck.
      5 months ago
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      David Nothing's important, nothing's valuable, nothing's serious?
      5 months ago
    • Barb
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      Barb I'm in it for the shoes.
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo @David, well certainly those who are in it just for the money may nothing is important, valuable or serious other than the money. But let's not forget that many people are desperate for money, not just those who are in desperate need but those who are desperate to maintain the standard of living they've become accustomed to. @Barb - Lol
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David I don't see what masturbation and celebrity cash-ins have to do with the general work of a writer. You seem to have hijacked this thread, Yo, to make some frivolous point.
      5 months ago
    • Yo
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      Yo Ok, if that's the way you see it, I will opt out and leave you to whatever point you're trying to make.
      5 months ago
    • David
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      David I did make the original point.
      5 months ago
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    David
    David . . . is mooching about the place.
    5 months ago
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    David
    "David" commented on SecretSpi's Blog "Burned, bombed and banned books".
    Yes, I think that banning a book is acknowledging that it has 'hit a nerve' within society and that once it is re-instated, so to speak, it occasionally becomes influential, as that brief list shows.
    5 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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  • Jill
    by Jill 1 month ago
    :) Think there was a radio programme once call 'Poetry Please'. More poetry, please?!! Jx
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 1 month ago
    Have a great Christmas and New Year. Hope to get back on here in the new Year and we'll have a good chat up then hun. Miss you x
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 3 months ago
    Wuss up girl friend! Thanks for the B-day wishes. Very nice of you. xxxxx
  • Scarlett
    by Scarlett 6 months 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 9 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 10 months ago
    Right back at you. Happy horny day
  • Jill
    by Jill 11 months ago
    Yes, Spring is the best time we think. Can't cope with too much blazing nowadays, much prefer mellow!!
  • Jill
    by Jill 11 months ago
    Posted a couple of photos on front page. Taken by Mr J. Still not downloaded mine. Will soon.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 year ago
    It'll be a while yet. If I get my way it'll be somewhat cheaper than the current edition
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 year 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