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on 11/01/2013

I have not, as yet managed to write anything for Wizzley, but am intending to do so. I've been writing for various sites and feeling my winay around publishing articles online. My main problem has been that most writing sites have a low standard so that you get a lot of people who really need help with their efforts posting and also those who are just creating content for money. I am hoping that Wizzley will be a little different.

My first intention is to look at what other people have written for the site so that I get an idea of what is expected. I also thought I would explore the forum as you can often learn a lot from places like this.

In case you would like to know a little about me, I am English and love writing. I live in a small village and have a tabby cat. I write just about anything and rather enjoy varying my style and genre and love to experiment. My first published article was in a journal for Window Cleaners but I am not one. My second and third, an article and then a story were in a Christian Magazine.

In case you want to know more, I will tell you that I am sitting on my sofa watching people take a short cut through trees to get to the one and only village shop and that the cat has gone to see the lady next door. My walls are decorated with views of Oxford decorated by my son and I just realised I have ten places to light a candle in my living room. I am not a mad candle lighting old woman, it just sort of happened that I like candles and so people keep giving them to me and I only have one room to put them in.

I would tell you what is in my handbag, but you really won't want to know so I will just say that I am delighted to meet you all, whoever you are and am off now to see what you have written.


Posts: 79
on 11/01/2013

Dear Jacky,

I too am English, living in Greater Manchester;and I write about Christianity and self reliance [mainly.]

Just write about what interests you. Not everyone will read it, but some will.


All the best


Frank Beswick

Posts: 412
on 11/01/2013

Hi Jacky (and Jacky's cat!)

I'm also a Brit. I live in East Anglia with my husband and a houseful of clutter, entertaining regular visits from the neighborhood felines.

I tend to write about retro technology (because, taking Frank's words to heart, it interests me) and am supposed to be documenting my strategy to make my life more successful this year. If my in-laws would just stop taking over my life, I might manage to complete a few more of the monthly updates soon. However, they do not understand the requirements of a introverted writerly type and have been trying their best to turn me into one of them for the last few days. Failed. Conclusively.

Sitting here listening to the drip from the gutter outside and thinking about clearing up some of the clutter in the kitchen as well as having a cup of tea and ringing our handyman to arrange for him to come over and repair the drip. And, as you with candles, I have polar bears. In this room precisely 19 ornaments and one cuddly toy bear.

Looking forward to reading from you, seeing a picture and learning more about you as time goes on.

Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Posts: 109
on 11/01/2013

Hi Jacky,

Another Brit here. I've moved around quite a bit but currently just outside of Glasgow in a wee town that I love and have actually managed a year and a half in (longest in the last six years!).

I follow Frank's advice too of writing what I love. Some niches are big and do well and others just have a steady flow of readers and the articles help me in other ways. I hate writing on topics that don't interest me and that becomes clear in my writing, so I avoid those topics for Wizzley.

There is a big focus on quality content and writing here, which is why it is so favourable for many of us. You'll see a few forums complain about the strict quality but it serves the site well when it comes to Google. It can take a few attempts to get into the swing of things but it's all worth it in the end.


Posts: 418
on 11/01/2013

HI Jacky, Welcome to Wizzley. I'm not a Brit, but there are a lot of Brits writing here.

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on 11/01/2013

Jacky welcome to Wizzley from across the pond.

Make it a great day, teddletonmr
Posts: 374
on 11/01/2013

Hello! Welcome to Wizzley from sunny Florida!

Posts: 1816
on 11/01/2013

Welcome to Wizzley, Jacky!  I loved your ink Polaroid from your settee.  I felt like I was sitting right there next to you!

I think you'll have a pleasant surprise looking at the standards of writing on Wizzley.  The team here keeps it high. I've been writing about what I love since the beginning.  It's now paying dividends.

You'll also have noticed that there's a very friendly and welcoming community here.  Please shout up, if you need any help finding your feet here.  You'll have no shortage of replies.

I'm another Brit surrounded by candles.  When the zombie apocalypse comes, we shall have light!


Posts: 1140
on 11/02/2013

Hello Jacky,

I am in New Hampshire, but I love reading all about England, and other far off places, in the articles written here at Wizzley. 

I look forward to reading yours.

(What is wrong with being a "mad, candle-lighting old woman"?) Wink


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