Settings, I think I hate them right now

Sandra Lindsey/ November 20, 2015/ On writing

I’m considering choosing which story to write next based on how many different places the tale takes place in. Having spent arggh-many hours finding out, reading up on, looking at pictures of, and in some cases visiting, all the different places, aircraft and buildings which my main characters in Under Leaden Skies live and work in, I’ve just right now

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Sandra Lindsey/ November 17, 2015/ On writing

The Wales Rally GB were around near our village last week. It doesn’t usually affect me as I tend to stick to the main roads once winter weather starts coming in but this year it co-incided with a week when I was heading over to Mach for Write Club on Thursday evening and to avoid the roads the rally uses

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Different kinds of stories

Sandra Lindsey/ November 3, 2015/ On writing

I’ve been thinking a bit recently about my reasons for writing stories, and realised it can’t ever be pinned down because each story has its own reason for me writing it. Some stories are about exploring a mood, some stem from learning something really cool* and wanting to share it with others, and some just need to be written. Like

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What not to say when pitching to a publisher

Sandra Lindsey/ September 16, 2015/ On writing

There are, I imagine, umpty-gazillion things one oughtn’t say during a pitch to a publisher, and what I said is only mildly wrong compared to many other things… “Of course, as we know, it’s not going to be the happy ever after they imagine because the changes in inheritance laws and tax and that will affect the estate, and even

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Sandra Lindsey/ September 8, 2015/ On writing

It’s been a good week for inspiration. First I read Iain M Banks’s Player of Games which has kicked off my inner sci-fi lover. Got an idea floating about my brain regarding a genderless species – and there’s a character who’s been resident in me head for around 9 years now who might well be a member of that species!

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Perspective and perception

Sandra Lindsey/ August 17, 2015/ On writing

Had a reminder this evening of the limitations characters can be placed under which affect their perspective and perception of the world around them. I’m often seen (and recognised!) by the baseball cap I habitually wear when out of the house. It’s a John Deere one, and at 7 years old it’s starting to show its age. I got in

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