Monthly Archives: April 2016

Best value £9.50 I’ve spent this year

Sandra Lindsey/ April 22, 2016/ Conference/ 0 comments

I’ve just got home from Abergavenny Writing Festival It’s a new event this year, and it’s a good one! Most writing-focused events I’ve been to have been ticketed for the whole event, which is great because of the atmosphere you get and the sense of it being a whole event. This festival is ticketed per event (or at least, this

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*That* story of mine from Brighton

Sandra Lindsey/ April 15, 2016/ On writing/ 2 comments

At the 2012 UK Meet, held in Brighton, the opening session was “Novel Openings”, where writers from a number of sub-genres read out the opening (first 150 words – at least that’s what the guidelines said!) to one of their stories. I volunteered to take part, and read out the following opening of my WiP, Rare Breed. I had originally

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Another world, a lifetime ago…

Sandra Lindsey/ April 6, 2016/ On writing/ 0 comments

Something I’ve often told people about myself, but rarely explained its significance, is that I spent two summers working as a crew-girl on a hotel narrowboat pair. For anyone who needs a translation, that means I spent two summers travelling around the inland waterways of England, living aboard a traditional motor-and-butty pair of narrowboats. They were owner-operated by a married

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