Dolly

Dolly

77 years old
Male
Address
226 Fox Lane
PR25 1HW
Leyland
United Kingdom
Current Status
You're always in the shit, it's just a matter of depth!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Comedy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchet, Alan Bennet, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Elliot, Joseph Heller Herman Hesse Larry Niven Gregory Corso, Daniel Defoe. Seamus Heaney. I find it almost impossible to list all the authors I like and admire.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Catch 22, Steppenwolf, Ringworld, Treasure Island. I've stopped here, as its like asking me who my favourite author is. This list of books I like is not quite endless.
    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?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be published and listened too. As well as writing fiction, I write poetry and I'm a singer/songwriter.
    Your worst habit?
    Doubting myself and solitaire!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    Mostly at home.
    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?
    None of the above. I'm also a poet and singer songwriter

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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Hi Mike. Sometimes it works the other way round. I much preferred Catch 22 as a book.
    14 hours ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    A prose poem? A couple of weeks ago, I read 'The Razor's Edge' by Somerset Maugham. I suppose you could say the hero was a Darhma Bum of its time. I think the story is better remembered as a film, though.
    2 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Thanks everyone for your comments. Much appreciated!
    4 days ago
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    Ariejester
    "Ariejester" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Fantastic!
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Squidge's Blog "Pandering to male readers?".
    Unfortunately, there are plenty of people, male and female, who think women can't be funny and don't make good comedians, which is ludicrous!
    4 days ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Wow, indeed!
    4 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Wow!
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    All my own work John, all my own work!
    4 days ago
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    John Alty
    "John Alty" commented on Dolly's Blog "The Dharma Bum".
    Kirouac? Or Dolly?
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly wrote a new blog: "The Dharma Bum".
      Shapes on dry grass in a hot Virgo sun, cart-wheeled through the eyelids of another Dharma bum, as he drifted through the visions floating in his mind.   Gripped in a world of freedom bitten by its sting, he was painted by his ...
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on mike's Blog "A War Memory".
    This stirred things in me Mike. My father was a desert rat and wounded in North Africa, but never spoke of it. When I was in my teens my parents bought a pub in Preston. It was there that I started to pick up information, as I sometimes overheard ...
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Ariejester's Blog "Who are we really?".
    I've been created Yo, otherwise I wouldn't exist and be able to write this. I must agree with you though, that whatever is or isn't, I still have to go through my day. I'm now 76, meditate most days, and have done for the last 40 years. Nine years ...
    8 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly You're always in the shit, it's just a matter of depth!
    11 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Talks".
    Hi RichardB. Due to my age, I can only manage hills going down them, so I live on the flat, and about twelve miles, (as the crow flies) from the sea. So, my way of keeping away from the shite is to turn the telly off, although a friend of mine's dad ...
    11 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Talks".
    David Brent (Ricky Gervais) in The Office on calling a team meeting to discuss potential redundancies "There is good news and bad news regarding the redundancy situation. The bad news is that unfortunately there are going to be redundancies.... but ...
    13 days ago

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    by Barny 1 month ago
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