Joseph D'Lacey

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Became vegetarian after writing MEAT. Fond of meditation, unfathomable questions and cats.

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Joseph D'Lacey That's a lot of questions! I'll take the one about 'what's changed' to keep it simple.

I'd love to never make another writing mistake.

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That's a lot of questions! I'll take the one about 'what's changed' to keep it simple.

I'd love to never make another writing mistake.

That seems unlikely, though, as I make them every time I touch the keyboard. It's a hassle of course, but the reality is that all those howlers and blunders have been gold in terms of developing better work.

That said, I try to take longer in the planning stages these days, to avoid running into road blocks and dead ends once the writing itself begins. I avoid embarking on ideas that don't absolutely fascinate me. In the writing itself, I try to be less visible and let the story be the strongest voice.

Because I've wasted so much energy on doubt, rage and frustration over the years, I've learnt that suffering doesn't help the process. Writing ought to be a happy process, right? So, I'm still working on that...
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Joseph D'Lacey 1. I'm currently working on a series of humorous fairy stories for children aged 5-7 and a psychological thriller screenplay. After that, a new…more1. I'm currently working on a series of humorous fairy stories for children aged 5-7 and a psychological thriller screenplay. After that, a new fantasy novel...

2. Off the top of my head: Margaret Atwood, Adam Nevill, Douglas Adams, Clive Barker, James Herriot, Roald Dahl, DBC Pierre and many more.(less)
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“The Earth was not dead. She had been sick, yes, weakened by an infestation. Now she was ridding herself of it. For those who remained alive the choice was a simple one, whether they realised it yet or not: Work with the land-- respect it and give back to it-- or die.”
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“I never told you this enough- it's a failing between all men, I think, but too often of fathers to their sons- I love you. When you came into the world, you brought me a new purpose and a new drive. Suddenly , I was not just a parent, I was a guardian too.”
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“He couldn't think of his robbed left eye without hate squirting into his veins from some deep poison gland he hadn't known he possessed.”
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Joseph D'Lacey Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Thanks for asking!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Joseph D'Lacey Pamela wrote: "Hey Joseph...Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm looking forward to reading "Meat.""

Thanks for asking, Pamela! Let me know how you get on with the novel. The best t you in the meantime.


Pamela Hey Joseph...Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm looking forward to reading "Meat."


message 5: by Joseph (last edited Apr 29, 2011 07:49AM)

Joseph D'Lacey Simon wrote: "Hi Joesph..."

Hi Siomn...


Joseph D'Lacey Rai wrote: "Hi Joseph,

I'm honored to have you as a friend!

Wishing you continued success with your books...

Rai"


Thanks very much, Rai! Success to you also!


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Rai Hi Joseph,

I'm honored to have you as a friend!

Wishing you continued success with your books...

Rai


message 2: by Joseph (last edited Dec 21, 2009 09:58AM)

Joseph D'Lacey Zetta wrote: "Hi Joseph!

My husband absolutely RAVES about your work so you know I have to check it out. I'll be sinking my teeth into MEAT soon."


That's great to hear! I hope you'll be entertained too - let me know.

Meanwhile, thanks for your friendship.


message 1: by Zetta

Zetta Hi Joseph!

My husband absolutely RAVES about your work so you know I have to check it out. I'll be sinking my teeth into MEAT soon.


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