Scheherazade

Scheherazade

55 years old
Female
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Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher (among all the other horrors Brexshit has ushered in) https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/18/brexit-will-usher-in-a-dark-chapter-for-new-british-authors-warns-publishe
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Jane Austen, George Eliot, P G Wodehouse
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Pride and Prejudice Moomin Summer Madness Middlemarch Madame Bovary
    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?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    to have a book published
    Your worst habit?
    Trying to be funny
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    anywhere
    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?
    I live in west London

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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Seagreen's Blog "When the vet nurse asks if you’d like a moment to say goodbye and you know that no moment will ever be long enough.".
    Oh Sea, I do understand. I feel the same about our guinea pigs - only little rodents but when Rico died his brother Iggy cried and could not be comforted. People who think animals have no souls don't know what they're talking about.
    6 days ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher (among all the other horrors Brexshit has ushered in) https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/18/brexit-will-usher-in-a-dark-chapter-for-new-british-authors-warns-publisher?CMP=share_btn_tw
    28 days ago
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      Scheherazade well now it's even darker
      26 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Chill. For 99 percent of writers and everyone on here this irrelevant.
      26 days ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade shame - literary fiction in crisis as sales plummet https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/15/literary-fiction-in-crisis-as-sale-drop-dramatically-arts-council-england-reports
    1 month ago
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      Scheherazade I'm trying to do my bit by buying everyone books for Christmas - and not on tax dodger Amazon either
      1 month ago
    • Aonghus Fallon
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      Aonghus Fallon Another depressing titbit from that article: physical book sales increased in 2015 (for the first time in four years) but that was due to - wait for it - a jump in the sale of cookbooks and colouring books. COLOURING books? Jazus.
      1 month ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe This seems like a counsel of despair. Literary fiction may be on the decline, and it seems printed form literary fiction is the hardest hit. Yet, people are still reading. How?! Perhaps ebooks really are the future...
      1 month ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade not for me their not!
      1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade commented on Don's wall:
    Mainly Brits - but quite a few writers from all over the world. Welcome to you Don, and hope you safe from the fires
    1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade Every day I'm in despair over what Brexit has done to our once tolerant, prosperous, admired country.
    1 month ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB You are probably too young to remember the upsurge in popular support for Enoch Powell after his notorious 'rivers of blood' speech.
      1 month ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade Just about Richard - the thought that we are heading back to those dark days makes me ashamed
      1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade Inde publishers booming https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/20/small-indie-publishers-report-booming-sales?CMP=share_btn_tw
    1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Squidge's Blog "Pandering to male readers?".
    A male author I've read this year and loved - Perer Ho Davies- The Fortunes - breath taking
    1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Squidge's Blog "Pandering to male readers?".
    I'm almost ashamed to admit it -and sorry guys- but I do prefer books written by women. Not to say there are not some male authors I love and admire - William Boyd, Conan Doyle, Trollope, Wodehouse - even some Martin Amis. But, the majority of books ...
    1 month ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade commented on KallieRosa's picture.
    Ahhh! lovely pic
    2 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade Ishiguro: 'How I wrote Remains of the Day in four weeks - gulp... https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/06/kazuo-ishiguro-the-remains-of-the-day-guardian-book-club
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    Lovely blog Richard, wise words. Although your full MS figure might be a bit out...I once asked a top agent at York how many books out of full MS requested did she take on - 1 in a 100!
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Squidge's Blog "Celebrity children's authors...".
    You're in good company Richard. Remember Jeanette Winterson's book 'Why be happy when you could be normal?' (which is what her mother said to her)
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    Scheherazade commented on Athelstone's picture.
    Looking very dapper and distinguished Ath
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Lovely tale Bric - and so pleased for you. Though admit to be being slightly envious - as green as Juliet's shoes!
    3 months ago
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    Scheherazade
    "Scheherazade" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Re market - I find that hard to believe - street cat named Bob etc etc. And chickens seem to very on trend. Can't you try another agent Whisks? ( I love your blog, love foxes, beginning to dislike humans)
    3 months ago

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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 year ago
    Sche, I may have missed it but it doesn't seem to me that you've had much of a clap on the back for winning Pitch Perfect. You did win, didn't you? So have a huge round of applause. Well done.
  • Noodledoodle
    by Noodledoodle 3 years ago
    Birthday, or cloudy gremlins? Happy Birthday anyway! x
  • David
    by David 3 years ago
    Happy Birthday!
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 4 years ago
    That's a good article you linked to - hope you don't mind me putting the link up here as it somehow drifted off your status: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10555917/Nathan-Filer-and-The-Shock-of-the-Fall-Real-work-is-grist-to-a-good-novelists-mill.html
  • Ele
    by Ele 4 years ago
    Respect Rico and Iggy. Thanks Scheherazade!
  • Jill
    by Jill 5 years ago
    Hope your birthday is proving to be a lovely day. :)
  • Barry Walsh
    by Barry Walsh 5 years ago
    Happy Birthday. Hope it's been great so far.
  • zoolane
    by zoolane 6 years ago
    Hmm I wonder. I know the name.