Hil

Hil

58 years old
Female
Current Status
Have cut nearly 4000 words in two days.
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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?
    Fiction for children
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Carys Bray, Helen Dunmore, William Trevor, Rose Tremain, David Almond, Elizabeth Berg, Susan Hill, Michael Morpurgo,
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Book Thief, Curious Incident, Room, Once, A Song for Issy Bradley, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (!), Paper Dolls (Julia Donaldson)
    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 full length novel published by someone other than myself. And then another one, and then another...
    Your worst habit?
    Buying things in charity shops!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At home, at a desk in a spare bedroom, looking out over the garden
    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?
    Once fell out of a moving car; once read at the Hay Festival; have 10 descendants (so far)

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    Hil
    Hil Have cut nearly 4000 words in two days.
    16 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly Well done. Nothing like a good prune.
      15 days ago
    • Seagreen
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      Seagreen Unless you’re like me and two days later put them all back in again.
      15 days ago
    • Hilly
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      Hilly There is that, yes!
      15 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil Have been sanding writing desk #procrastination!
    18 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil Nonanothisyear
    20 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Bric's wall:
    Messaged you again, in case Cloud doesn't tell you!
    21 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Bric's wall:
    Have sent you a message. H x
    25 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil Not making the Bath Flash longlist somewhat offset by having two pieces in the Flash500 longlist! Hurray!
    28 days ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie Well done :-)
      28 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Well done, Hil!
      28 days ago
    • L.
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      L. Congratulations!
      28 days ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade Well done Hil!
      27 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty A bit of a good news, bad news story, Hil. Commiserations and congratulations!
      27 days ago
    • Philippa
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      Philippa Well done, well done! Can't win 'em all, but that'll do nicely, me thinks :)
      27 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks, Newbie.
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Hil's wall:
    Seriously spine tingling comp entry Hil.
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on L.'s wall:
    Thanks, L.
    1 month ago
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    L.
    L. commented on Hil's wall:
    Recycled or not great comp entry - very creepy and I liked the 2 different POVs.
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    Hil Entered two writing comps today.
    1 month ago
    • new-bee-author
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      new-bee-author Great, Hil! That's the spirit!
      1 month ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Good luck, Hil.
      1 month ago
    • L.
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      L. Good luck!
      1 month ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Fingers crossed for you, Hil.
      1 month ago
    • Hil
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      Hil Thanks!
      1 month ago
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    John Taylor
    John Taylor commented on Hil's wall:
    Thank you, Hil x
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on John Taylor's wall:
    Is it your birthday? Happy birthday!
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    "Hil" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Now I'm daydreaming about what shoes I might wear if I ever get to meet an agent for lunch!
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    "Hil" commented on Bric's Blog "The 7 Year Writing Journey - Part 5".
    Great news about your publishing offer, Bric. Well done indeed. But so sorry to hear about your parents. You are indeed an inspiration, to echo Jane, and so supportive. xxx
    1 month ago

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I've been writing on and off for years, and have recently had a few short stories published and won/been shortlisted for a few prizes. I teach part-time in a small local primary school. My five children are now all grown up and I have five grandchildren. I'm writing a novel.

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  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 month ago
    Seriously spine tingling comp entry Hil.
  • L.
    by L. 1 month ago
    Recycled or not great comp entry - very creepy and I liked the 2 different POVs.
  • John Taylor
    by John Taylor 1 month ago
    Thank you, Hil x
  • Bric
    by Bric 1 month ago
    What a beautiful comp entry, Hil. Brought a tear to my eye.
  • John Alty
    by John Alty 2 months ago
    Thanks Hil, too kind.
  • Hel
    by Hel 3 months ago
    Thanks for your kind comments, Hil.
    I thought your piece was beautiful. I especially liked that you didn’t say what the creature was because we have such stereotyped ideas about merfolk, or there again, it could be a kind of half human, half fish – a strange creature, which matches with the quote you chose. A lovely redemptive ending that made me think of whales being helped back into the ocean when the tide rises.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 3 months ago
    Thank you, Hil.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 3 months ago
    oh Hil, that's lovely thank you
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 3 months ago
    Thanks Hil, much appreciated
  • S J Hughes
    by S J Hughes 3 months ago
    Thanks very much, going to sit down tonight and read all the other sories.