Saturday, 17 November 2012

Adults only?

When I told someone that I'm a writer he asked (slightly sarcastically I thought), "Going to be the next JK Rowling are you?"

"No," I said. "I write for adults." (this was before The Casual Vacancy hype.)

Suddenly he seemed much more interested. I don't think he was thinking of My Weekly fiction, more the sort of thing that might win this competition. I didn't explain, just said I had some research to do so he'd have to excuse me.













I don't write erotica, but thought I'd have a go at creating a fruity character. Do you like him?


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    1. Glad you like him, Rachel. I did try the fruit in a different arrangement, but I prefer him like this.

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  2. That made me smile, Patsy - as did that man's comment. If I hear the JK Rowling comment one more time I might scream!

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    1. Oh, Lizy! Me too! Why does everyone think along the same lines? My por husband recently broke his hip, and of course the "you should take more water with it" joke has been wheeled out repeatedly. Sigh.

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    2. Me too, Lizy. I wouldn't mind having her sales figures, but I don't want to be her.

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    3. It's not as though it's funny the first time, is it, Frances? Another favourite is telling painters they've missed a bit.

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    4. Oh another one here! But they seem to think it's highly original...ack! As Patsy says, sales figures would be nice though ;)

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  3. Such a naughty girl, Patsy. I love the fruity character.

    I once made a similar creation consisting of two oranges and an upright banana. I positioned it at my workplace on a shelf near a door where a lot of people went in and out of. I didn't get much work done that day but I had a lorra lorra fun watching their faces. One or two even dared to stop talk to me about it.

    Little things, eh?

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards
    Debbie W
    http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/

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    1. I can imagine some of their expressions were worth watching, Debbie.

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  4. Crikey, if I were going to write erotica I wouldn't want anyone to know I'd written it - they are asking you to promote it for seven days after you enter!!!

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    1. Definitely not a contest for anyone shy, Marion.

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  5. Not many people 'get' writing do they Patsy? Don't think I'd like erotica much, I like normal stories like yours.

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    1. It's odd isn't it, Suzy. Many people seem to think the only point in writing is to get extremely rich.

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  6. It doesn't matter what you do there's always some idiot with a 'joke'. If I go out running I get told the London Marathon was months ago. When I take my bike out I get comments about the Tour de France.

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    1. Maybe it's not just writing then, Keith. Perhaps every interest seems a bit peculiar to an outsider?

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  7. Nice! I might have arranged the fruit a little differently myself... ;)

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    1. I tried that, Linda - but with the banana upside down he looked so sad ...

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  8. I wonder what people used to say to J K Rowling before she got famous!

    I love your Mr Fruity x

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    1. I don't know, Teresa - but I expect she can smile when she looks back on it even if it annoyed her at the time.

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  9. I think everyone started writing in cafes after J K Rowling didn't they? If only it were that simple.

    Love Mr Pomface too.

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    1. I'm sure cafe writing has become more popular as a direct result of JKR's success, Maggie. I've not tried it, but I think you're right that it's not as simple as picking the right location.

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  10. Love the character - and have never tried writing erotic short stories (yet?)!

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    1. I did try, Rosemary. Well, not whole erotic stories, but had a go putting sexy scenes into stories. I soon gave it up.

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  11. I can't even read erotica without laughing :-)

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    1. Sarah, that's why I don't write it. I'm sure my attempts were laughably bad.

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  12. I always get the 'Are you writing the next 50 Shades of Grey'. It's getting rather boring!

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    1. Yes, I've had that one too. *sigh*

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    2. Perhaps you could tell them you're adding the colour!Grey can be quite dull after all...

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    3. When I did a booksigning the manager in Waterstones suggested I wrote 100 shades of Purple (I was dressed entirely in that colour at the time) I haven't totally ruled it out.

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