Persia

Persia

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is reading up on the properties of copper, arsenic, Chalcanthite and Aragonite - all in the name of Sci-Fi. :o)
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  • Are you a ...?
    Other
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Sci-fi
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Pretentious
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Jane Austen; David Baldacci; Bill Bryson
    And your seven all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Anything Jane Austen the Narnia Series The Secret Garden Ivanhoe The Firebird Trilogy Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    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 write intelligent, witty books that I would personally enjoy reading! To publish the book I'm finishing off, & the next two that are in my mind as a trilogy. To find like-minded writers and readers who appreciate quality work (whether my own or
    Your worst habit?
    Procrastination! I could write much more efficiently, but I think it's difficult for me as I've been writing, with no feedback, alone for 4 years! Encouragement to write would probably motivate me to produce the scenes much more quickly.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    in what my husband calls my "eagle's nest" - a raised platform in our library 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?
    I live in a small town outside Zürich with my Swiss hubby of 16+ years, and 3 cats who are never far away when I write. I have no local (English!!) writers' groups, and am in desperate need of like-minded nuts for feedback!

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  • 1 day ago
    Persia is reading up on the properties of copper, arsenic, Chalcanthite and Aragonite - all in the name of Sci-Fi. :o)
  • 8 days ago
    mockingbird commented on Persia's wall:
    hello - happy new year and all that! Yes I have a new lap top - which has all its keys (thank you Guinness), isnt covered in chocolate cake mixture (thank you daughter) or apple juice (thank you son)! It works. And its all mine, mine, mine ....pause ...
  • 8 days ago
    Persia Is back in the Cloud. :o)
  • 8 days ago
    Persia wishes you all a Happy Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!
  • 20 days ago
    john onceupon Replied to "Anyone picture people as fitting their characters?" - a Topic you are watching in the Forum

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  • mockingbird
    by mockingbird 8 days ago
    hello - happy new year and all that!
    Yes I have a new lap top - which has all its keys (thank you Guinness), isnt covered in chocolate cake mixture (thank you daughter) or apple juice (thank you son)! It works. And its all mine, mine, mine ....pause for hysterical laughter!

    You asked about my writing - about a year ago I had my first book self published - called A Voice of Discontent - about women in the 18th and early 19th century and their literature, showing that many women were unhappy with the way society treated them as lesser citizens, faced with a double standard. My interest in literature meant I read many novels of the period, as well as more serious works by female writers like Wollstonecraft, Hays, Robinson, Radcliffe, Macaulay etc. And the result was a discovery that a significant number of women did make protest - sometimes open, sometimes covert - in the course of their writings. Book one. I planned three.

    I am now researching the Victorian period, continuing the theme of women's emotional experiences/reactions to the situations they faced, but also looking at how other women and men felt about these reactions, and the moves for change in law - and the resistance to change!

    My last book took nearly five years to do from initial research, decision to write, to publication and book launch. This one will probably take longer - there is so much more to read!

    Well thats my work in a nutshell. At present I am investigating Victorian divorce novels - and seeing where they link to particular phrases/clauses within the legal debates/acts themselves. I spent some time in the autumn looking at marital abuse - and madness before that. I am saving prostitution for the summer.....

    Over to you - what are you working on/interested in?
  • Noel
    by Noel 1 month ago
    Great idea, Persia.

    Southern hemispherians have to pull on fur-lined boots and sit sweating under pine trees and northerners have to don swimming cossies and go for a brisk swim.....brrrrr!

    Hope you have a luvly Xmas,

    Noel
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 1 month ago
    Have you got heaps of snow out there?
  • ProjectAlice
    by ProjectAlice 2 months ago
    Well well :D

    Becky: those cola bottle sweet things in water

    John: like a clear/blue liquid

    Simon: a chicken paste thing.



    Swear to god, that is what I think of. xxxxxxxxx
  • Weens
    by Weens 2 months ago
    We all reply to posts on our own wall at sometime or other. Rebecca, who will admit herself, is the worst culprit.
  • Joey
    by Joey 2 months ago
    Pretty much I might have to go private to be seen before Feb.
  • Joey
    by Joey 2 months ago
    Thanks those are helpful tips which I'll use after tomorrow. Right now I need my throat to look awful so I get a nearer date. Sneaky but so necessary.
  • Joey
    by Joey 2 months ago
    Em...I must have not got that message. Which remedies?

    I'm seeing a consultant tomorrow who should give me a date and stuff.
  • mockingbird
    by mockingbird 2 months ago
    Hi - welcome. My computer is dead, and I only have my daughters for a few minutes. But I would love to talk more about your historical fiction and my historical non fiction interests - even if it has to wait a few weeks until my technology is updated.
  • Has'san
    by Has'san 2 months ago
    Thanks for adding!