J.net

J.net

59 years old
Female
Address
Queensbury
Bradford
United Kingdom
Current Status
I've decided to call today 'extreme editing'. First of all, I'm working one-handed (not my 'writing' hand either), due to a recent wrist operation, and then the workmen cometh. My desk now is surrounded by my living room furniture and in the next room, I
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Changes like the wind
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Nation - Terry Pratchett; Jack - Brian Carter's; Skellig - David Almond; Becky - E V Thompson; The Boy in the Striped pyjamas - John Boyne; Markus Zusak - The Book Thief.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    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 get published, but writing confidence would be nice before that.
    Your worst habit?
    Losing confidence under pressure, or is it my lack of concentr...
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    On my work-station pc
    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 work from home, which allows me a decent amount of time for writing. My two mumming plays were adopted by an all-male group and performed at several folk festivals. I designed my daughter's gothic wedding gown.

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    J.net commented on L.'s wall:
    Thanks, L. Look forward to reading yours.
    6 days ago
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    L.
    L. commented on J.net's wall:
    Nice comp entry - break one promise to keep the other. Beautiful language.
    6 days ago
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    "J.net" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Daeds, Cartimandua and other women rulers were indeed subjects of Roman propaganda. They appeared to fall under one of two categories: loose women/ seductress (Cartimandua/ Cleopatra), or looked and behaved like a man (Boudicca). And then the monks ...
    6 days ago
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    "J.net" commented on AlanP's Blog "Myths, Cock ups and Perspective".
    Fascinating blog, Alan, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. I agree that while other nations have shown similar tendencies, we Brits do tend to excel at celebrating failure. My father, ex-RAF, said the very same thing about the Hurricanes and, Daeds, ...
    6 days ago
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    "J.net" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    JB - only in your thoughts! I would probably be arrested if I turned up at Tesco's wearing battle-garb and carrying a sword :D
    7 days ago
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    "J.net" commented on Squidge's Blog "Creating characters".
    Interesting blog, Squidge. If a piece of writing doesn't gel, or sticks in any way, I first and foremost look at the language or action to check that is it true to character. One exercise I do is walk around my house, the neighbourhood, or sometimes ...
    7 days ago
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    J.net has accepted Knicky Laurelle's friend request.
    7 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    Thanks, J. Not the one I had planned, but the shreds of a dream that wrote itself :-)
    1 month ago
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    "J.net" commented on Debi's Blog "Stories for Homes auction".
    Thought I'd be very cheeky and bring the Stories for Homes Ebay auction back to the forefront. There are still some bargains, and you don't have to 'be in it' (the book) to support this worthy cause - Shelter (I'm not). If you're in a similar ...
    1 month ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Aw, Sea, your comp - what a heart-breaker! Good work.
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on J.net's wall:
    Thanks for your comment re: comp entry. I hope it came across that she's young...
    1 month ago
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    J.net commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Thanks, Sea :)
    1 month ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Hilly's wall:
    Thanks, Hilly - yours was a good take on the theme - octopus man.
    1 month ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    Comp entry - so good!
    1 month ago
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    Hilly
    Hilly commented on J.net's wall:
    Great comp entry. Loved the end.
    1 month ago

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  • L.
    by L. 6 days ago
    Nice comp entry - break one promise to keep the other. Beautiful language.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    Thanks, J. Not the one I had planned, but the shreds of a dream that wrote itself :-)
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Thanks for your comment re: comp entry. I hope it came across that she's young...
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    Comp entry - so good!
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Great comp entry. Loved the end.
  • L.
    by L. 1 month ago
    Love your comp entry - that twist at the end is clever. Brilliant!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Your comp entry: never saw that coming. Perfect!
  • Kate
    by Kate 1 month ago
    Loved the twist at the end of your comp entry. Made me laugh.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Thank you J - this comp brief was perfect for it.
  • John Alty
    by John Alty 1 month ago
    Terrific comp entry, J.net.