J.net

J.net

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Only four days to get your entries in for this month's comp ... please do have a go, if you haven't already. Let's keep this place alive.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Short 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; also - Lovely Bones, The Boy in the Striped pyjamas, The Book Thief, Secret life of Bees ... for now.
    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 a good start.
    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 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 Sandra's wall:
    Thank you, Sandra. Loved the twist in yours, and some delightful turn of phrases to boot.
    1 day ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on J.net's wall:
    Impressed, as ever, by the rich colouring of you story=telling in this month's comp entry, J.net - good stuff.
    1 day ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Hil's wall:
    I didn't have the privilege of reading your story, Hil, but if it's anything like the last one, your placing was well deserved. Congratulations.
    4 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on J.net's wall:
    J, so simple an idea and so effectively written. Nicely done.
    22 days ago
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    John Alty
    John Alty commented on J.net's wall:
    Good one, J. A tale told by footprints in the snow, very clever.
    23 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on John Alty's wall:
    John - your comp - you tease! Nice one though; good tension and an excellent interpretation of this month's topic.
    23 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Sea, your comp entry is the most disturbing thing I have read in a long time, because it feels so real. Terrifying ... but brilliant. Well done.
    24 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Thank you, Daeds. Yours was terrifyingly vivid, with brilliant descriptives. I wanted to read on, it was so compelling. Excellent.
    24 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you, Ath. Yours is a belter - I never saw that end coming, so cruel. And the voice is spot on.
    24 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thank you, Sandra, re the comp. Yours evoked such a vivid image, I wanted to go to the reservoir and see it for myself. Great take on the comp, with the family skeletons literally being uncovered in the wash.
    24 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on J.net's wall:
    Yikes, bitter chill and painful, and your voice so strong and clear.
    24 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on J.net's wall:
    What a wonderful way to meet the brief this month, J.net. Quiet, matter of fact, but utterly compelling.
    24 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on J.net's wall:
    Love the competition entry J.net - quietly savage, and that last line... Perfect
    24 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net Only four days to get your entries in for this month's comp ... please do have a go, if you haven't already. Let's keep this place alive.
    1 month ago
    • JB
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      JB I'm trying J.net as a great subject, but under the pump at work with limited free time :-(
      1 month ago
    • J.net
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      J.net Fully understand, JB.
      1 month ago
    • JD
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      JD Got one just about ready
      1 month ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Come on, everyone, let's be 'avin you.
      1 month ago
    • JB
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      JB Away on Holiday next week, no excuse for July..!
      1 month ago
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    J.net
    "J.net" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    I feel pretty much the same way, Katherine. I think censorship like this, rather than allowing common-sense and lesson-learning to prevail, is frightening and unsettling. Most of us understand that the author is from another era and it is ...
    1 month ago

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  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 day ago
    Impressed, as ever, by the rich colouring of you story=telling in this month's comp entry, J.net - good stuff.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 22 days ago
    J, so simple an idea and so effectively written. Nicely done.
  • John Alty
    by John Alty 23 days ago
    Good one, J. A tale told by footprints in the snow, very clever.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 24 days ago
    Yikes, bitter chill and painful, and your voice so strong and clear.
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 24 days ago
    What a wonderful way to meet the brief this month, J.net. Quiet, matter of fact, but utterly compelling.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 24 days ago
    Love the competition entry J.net - quietly savage, and that last line... Perfect
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 3 months ago
    Your comp entry is compellingly bleak J.net! Not a fun read exactly but enjoyable
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 4 months ago
    Thank you. Just being back from holiday myself, I know how you feel! Your comp entry still lingers - nice to read something that warms the cockles of the heart, in these times
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 4 months ago
    I enjoyed your comp entry J.net, very charming piece
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Lovely comp entry, J. Reminded me that I once fancied that sort of job.