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    Unpublished writer (so far)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
    J.net commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Touching comp entry, Athers. Leaves much to the reader, but that makes it all the more powerful.
    18 hours ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thanks Sandra. Your comp entry was impressive - the atmosphere of it and the tension. Loved the 'arranged meat in a butcher shop' simile as opposed to a loved-up bride.
    7 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on J.net's wall:
    Lots to love in your comp entry, but especially the "cumulonimbus of skirts#.
    8 days ago
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    J.net
    "J.net" commented on Debi's Blog "Stories for Homes 2 - update".
    Done ;)
    8 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    ;D
    9 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Only teasing, Sea. Best way to end a piece like this is to leave the reader wanting more
    9 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    Thanks. And sorry. ;-)
    9 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Agh, Sea - your comp entry - how dare you leave it there? I want to read on! Need to know what happened! And the sunset scene is the best. Loved it.
    9 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Foxrose's wall:
    Thank you, Foxrose. Your comp entry was beautifully worded and a pleasure to read.
    11 days ago
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    Foxrose
    Foxrose commented on J.net's wall:
    Hullo. Just poppin' round to say I found your comp entry humorous and well-written, with lots of great imagery ^.^
    14 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    Fab comp entry, J! Poor Obadiah ;(
    16 days ago
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    Kate
    Kate commented on J.net's wall:
    Great take on the comp entry J.Net. It made me chuckle.
    16 days ago
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    J.net
    "J.net" commented on Kate's Blog "Party time".
    On a theme to my own book, perhaps an Iron-age tribal chief (or a saxon), adorned in their wonderful golden torques.
    21 days ago
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    Barny
    Barny commented on J.net's wall:
    Thanks! Yours is a very poignant farewell to your MC's mother.
    23 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Barny's wall:
    Your comp entry exercised the old chuckle muscles, Barny. Loved it.
    23 days ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 8 days ago
    Lots to love in your comp entry, but especially the "cumulonimbus of skirts#.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 9 days ago
    ;D
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 9 days ago
    Thanks. And sorry. ;-)
  • Foxrose
    by Foxrose 14 days ago
    Hullo. Just poppin' round to say I found your comp entry humorous and well-written, with lots of great imagery ^.^
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 16 days ago
    Fab comp entry, J! Poor Obadiah ;(
  • Kate
    by Kate 16 days ago
    Great take on the comp entry J.Net. It made me chuckle.
  • Barny
    by Barny 23 days ago
    Thanks! Yours is a very poignant farewell to your MC's mother.
  • Kate
    by Kate 28 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words J.net
  • Hel
    by Hel 1 month ago
    A lovely, gentle comp piece, Janette, with some beautiful description, the happy memories softening the harsh reality of scattering her mother’s ashes in the sea. A joy to read.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 month ago
    And thank you.