Nibs

Nibs

48 years old
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QUESTION TO ALL CLOUDIES PLEASE.... Has anyone heard of or know of 'Author House' 'Author Solutions' please?
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    None
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Too embarrassing to admit to
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Kathrine John (Catrin Collier), Clive Cussler, Dick Francis,Chris Ryan, Jack Higgins
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    These vary, I couldn't possibly say I prefer 1 book over another. it's always the book I'm reading at the time. next book to read - Last Tango in Aberystwyth by M Pryce - they look kind o' fun. :o) or I might read Black Daffodil by K John.
    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?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Get my books published and read by masses, so long as they don't get bored to death.
    Your worst habit?
    too many to name I couldn't possible fit them all on here.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Anywhere & Everywhere & whenever oportunity arrises. But my fave' place is local Cone Zone cafe with a coffee.
    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?
    There's my dog Skip. I love my archery. I love being out and about and of course, Where ever I am, I usually find time and a place to rest up and write up.

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    Nibs
    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "This Sucks".
    Ditto on what everyone else has said.
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "This Sucks".
    Above all, don't beat yourself up for accomplishing nothing productive on a given day. Give yourself permission to do what you can, as you can when you can, and if you're not in the mood, too tired, exhausted, busy, that's fine. Take care hun.
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "This Sucks".
    We cope with things the only way we ourselves know how during those times. I've lost both my parents, one to cancer the other to a series of heart attacks. I know how incredibly difficult things must feel for you at the moment. How warn out with ...
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on psycherbiker's Blog "Scrivener vs WriterPro-Useful Gadgets for Writers?".
    Really interesting guys. Thanks. My household uses Android devices, so I'd probably find something with a different name that does the same thing. Not sure if I could get along with either of them as good as they sound. As for the PLOT TIME LINE, I ...
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "A Million Shimmering Shards of Bedark't Violet Yesterdays".
    bdcharles Thanks for posting blog. Think it's make me wake up and think in a new direction.
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "A Million Shimmering Shards of Bedark't Violet Yesterdays".
    this has been one of the more interesting blogs and follow on conversations I've read for a while. I don't think I'm a purple girl. Wish I was sometimes as I often want to colour a scene up but fail dismally and then decide after days of pointless ...
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on stephenterry's Blog "Chiang Mai Chronicles - kitten update.".
    Bless their little hearts too. I lost my dog Skip a few weeks ago. Heart broken. But will scatter his ashes when time is right. I am looking for another dog but as Skip took almost a year to find, I'll not hold my breath. I love cats but family ...
    5 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on curlykats's Blog "Robin Williams and vivid memories".
    If it's true that he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease on top of his other issues, there is an element of me that understands why he went the way he did. I was greatly saddened at the news of him going and during my lunch time at work ...
    15 days ago
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    Nibs QUESTION TO ALL CLOUDIES PLEASE.... Has anyone heard of or know of 'Author House' 'Author Solutions' please?
    15 days ago
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    • EmmaD
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      EmmaD The Society of Authors has an interesting and very recent article: http://www.societyofauthors.org/sites/default/files/Fool's%20Gold%20.pdf And various guides including one about what sort of deal you're being offered here: http://www.societyofauthors.org/guides-and-articles
      15 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark Hmmm, I didn't until now. I did a quick google and came up with this blog post by David Gaughran (a Cloudie who's well known for knowing a lot about self-publishing) http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/penguin-random-house-merger-helps-author-solutions-exploit-writers/
      15 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark Seems that Author Solutions are a vanity press who have been criticised for their aggressive sales techniques amongst other things and it seems that Penguin bought them about a couple of years ago but that's not actually improved matters.... I'd tread carefully on this one...
      15 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark Another DG blog post following up on the story gives some more insight into the company: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/a-victory-against-author-solutions/
      15 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark Hope that helps?!
      15 days ago
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      Nibs Amazingly. Thanks. I will pop an email to David Gaughran by the end of the week and see what else shows up. I received a random advert' email from them so decided to reply and see what they would say. Have had an email back with a list of things for me to look into. I heed the warning, I will dread carefully. Thanks.
      15 days ago
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      Nibs oh dear, that was meant to say tread,...... not dread, but perhaps the instinct is working with the fingers faster than my brain could keep up. perhaps an omen...... hahahaha
      15 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark Hehehe :-) Good luck with it x
      15 days ago
    • EmmaD
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      EmmaD The Society of Authors has an interesting and very recent article: http://www.societyofauthors.org/sites/default/files/Fool's%20Gold%20.pdf And various guides including one about what sort of deal you're being offered here: http://www.societyofauthors.org/guides-and-articles
      15 days ago
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    Nibs Has anyone read the books by Cengiz Dervis? He's written a couple of young childrens books and a supernatural thriller series..
    25 days ago
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    "Nibs" commented on RichardB's Blog "Genesis".
    gorgeously written, thanks for posting.
    1 month ago
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    "Nibs" commented on RichardB's Blog "Genesis".
    My writing has entered a lull at the present. So at the moment I'm just 'scribbling'. You sound like you've not only physically, but mentally and emotionally taken a new step forward in your story writing. You write as if a new spark has ...
    1 month ago
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    "Nibs" commented on Bren's Blog "News about MRI results. ".
    I know how you felt, worrying that the doctor wouldn't believe you. I don't think I go to the Dr's much and of course, most of them will take more notice of me these days because of my my history. But even when I was in the midst of my chemo, ...
    1 month ago
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    "Nibs" commented on Stoked's Blog "The Madness of a Word".
    Are you perhaps obsessing too much over 'The Words' you want to use, whether made up out of thin air, anagram, or different language, do you think perhaps you should try a different approach and relax a bit. I often find I can accomplish more when ...
    1 month ago
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    "Nibs" commented on bdcharles's Blog "A First-Timer's Changing Relationship with Writing".
    To add an extra note to the above, I think actually, I started 'coming into my own' as you might call it when I finally divorced the waste of space ex.... :0). Nothing published yet, but that doesn't matter right now, I've found I've excelled in a ...
    1 month ago

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  • John Costello
    by John Costello 2 years ago
    Belated Birthday Greetings, Nibs!
  • Mcallan
    by Mcallan 2 years ago
    Happy birthday Nibs!
  • CJ
    by CJ 2 years ago
    Happy Birthday, Nibs - hope you have a lovely one! xx
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 2 years ago
    Happy Birthday, Nibbles!
  • Jill
    by Jill 2 years ago
    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, dear Nibs. Jx :)
  • Gerilyn
    by Gerilyn 2 years ago
    Yes- put your sewing stuff up- let us have a look x
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 years ago
    Nibs, there is nothing funny in total economic collapse. The joke, for what it's worth is here.

    http://writing-community.writersworkshop.co.uk/members/profile/260/blog-view/blog_5197.html
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 years ago
    Hi Nibs, no, I'm not feeding Woody dog food - not biscuits, anyway. He foraged that one all by himself - who knows where from?!
  • Bren
    by Bren 3 years ago
    Hi Nibs. Thanks for encouraging mail. I am so pleased that you are seeing more clearly! Wonky vision is really scary. Thank goodness for caring nurses.
    Have scan on Tuesday - start the gunk meds tonight! Good thing I wrote it on here or I would forget again!
    Healing vibes to you. TLC for yourself and I will give some to me.
    I went to a church concert last night - it would have been easier not to go but it was worth making the effort just to see/inhlae the blue in the magnificent stained glass window. I have been in that town for 25 years and never been into the church - I am used to a village parish church so was quite bowled over by the size of the window. The first part of the evening was not so good but the Goodall's Requiem was very moving.
    Bren x
  • Steve
    by Steve 3 years ago
    ...and if I may be so bold as to wish you a public happy birthday, too?