New Girl on the Writers’ Block – #Communicardo5 – how Nancy Dell’Olio’s interview with Jan Moir influenced my #GirlRogues writings by Zizzi

Nancy Dell’Olio – a feisty lady who has the power to turn a setback into an opportunity

Nancy Dell'Olio influenced #GirlRogues by Zizzi Bonah

Nancy Dell’Olio picture – Jan Moir picture

Fearless, feisty, feminine females –

When I began writing the collection of short stories and verses for my fantasy fiction book, #GirlRogues: Braggadocio, I purposely set about writing female characters that had resourceful natures – who nurtured a strong desire to turn any encumbrance into a hidden opportunity waiting in plain sight.

Nancy Dell’Olio‘s interview with Jan Moir from The Daily Mail  highlights – to my mind, an intelligent woman who exercises the right to such desires and throws sand in the face of difficult questions in response to her former lover’s autobiography.

Quote Jan Moir on Nancy:

Lesser women might have hidden away. Thrown themselves on the empty double bed and sobbed into their mink coats. Not Nancy Dell’Olio.

Jan Moir goes on to describe Nancy’s Dell’Olio as being  – “a resourceful person with bomb-proof confidence in herself” – something most females would like to aspire to – so with this at the forefront of my writer’s mind, I penned the verse “I’m Not Fond of Him, I’m Fond of Me!”

While I must say, this verse is not strictly about Nancy, it is a celebration towards females who live by their own terms – and Nancy is certainly an inspiring voice – one from whom you can always expected the unexpected.

TITLED: I’m Not Fond of Him, I’m Fond of Me!

I want to be wined. To be dined.

To be adored. To be admired.

To catch the eye of a billionaire,

So I’ll never be poor ever again.


He’ll buy me all the friends I’ll ever need,

So I’ll never be lonely.

And as for the colours of my dreams?

I love diamonds, not daisies.


You see I intend to always travel light.

Love is the last thing on my mind.

For when it comes to passions of the heart,

I’ll fall in like, not in love.


What’s the point of being rich?

If there’s no-one there to share it with.

Half the fun should be spending it.

More to the point someone else’s.


A girl must start as she carries on.

You make your own luck in this world.

Don’t estimate the fuel of her fire.

You might overlook an element of desire.


For my persuasion has always been,

Diamonds, not daisies.

You can’t be wise and in love,

At the same time for it’s impossible.


Yes, I intend to always travel light.

Love is the last thing on my mind.

It only leads to confabulations.

Whereas diamonds never diminish a #GirlRogue.


That’s why I’ll fall in like, not in love.

screenshot - Nancy Dell'olio liked Zizzi Bonah's tweet

Screenshot – Nancy Dell’olio liked Zizzi Bonah’s tweet

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