Weekend Writing Snippet

Sandra Lindsey/ April 23, 2017/ free stories/ 0 comments

As anyone who follows me on either Twitter or Facebook is likely to already have noticed, I spent this weekend at Gladstone’s Library in North Wales on a writing retreat organised by my lovely publishers, Manifold Press. Over dinner on the Friday night, we discussed their current anthology project ‘A Call To Arms’, for stories set during WW2. Heloise Mezen,

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Consequences

Sandra Lindsey/ April 13, 2017/ My life/ 0 comments

No, not the party game. I’ve been thinking this week about consequences of choices we make. I’m still trying to figure out a coherent way of expressing these thoughts, but hey, I’m a story teller, so I figure I’ll use borrow some tools from fiction-writing. First, the inciting incident: My Grandad died last week. Context: He was 89, but his

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Here & There

Sandra Lindsey/ March 28, 2017/ My life/ 0 comments

So back when I wrote my post about 10 things I brought back from Eroticon? I should have included a stinking cold on the list… It wasn’t too bad initially, just a bit of a sniffle that developed into mild con-crud… I’d booked the week off work anyway, seeing as my birthday was on the Tuesday – but then it

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Eroticon or bust?

Sandra Lindsey/ March 8, 2017/ Conference/ 0 comments

Oh gosh… Eroticon… Well in the immediate aftermath of arriving home, I did write up a post about things I brought home from Eroticon, but really it’s about so much more than that. I mean, it started *months* ago! I couldn’t afford to go to any big cons last year, so when the news came through to my inbox that

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Ten Things I Took Home from Eroticon

Sandra Lindsey/ March 6, 2017/ Conference/ 6 comments

So. Yes. Eroticon. Wow. As you can tell from the one-word sentences, I’m still rather in the midst of its effects. Over on that there Twitter (well, on her blog really but I saw it in a tweet), @writtenbyjenny has created a meme of “10 things I took home from Eroticon”, so while my thoughts are still gathering for longer

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Sandra’s Eroticon ‘Meet & Greet’

Sandra Lindsey/ February 26, 2017/ Conference/ 4 comments

Just booked my train tickets to get me down to that there London for Eroticon, and the broadband is *touch wood* not playing up, so time to introduce myself with the official Eroticon ‘Meet & Greet’ quiz! NAME (and Twitter if you have one) Sandra Lindsey, also known in some circles as Tigg – @SLindseyWales on Twitter because “sandralindseywales” is

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LGBT History Festival

Sandra Lindsey/ February 22, 2017/ Conference/ 0 comments

A few weeks ago I discovered that Shrewsbury – not far from me – was holding a festival in celebration of LGBT History Month. Officially called “Back In Time 2” (on account of it being the 2nd such festival held in Shrewsbury), it was a lovely mixture of formal and semi-formal presentations, informal mingling, evening entertainment and films, as well as

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Parachutes and Petticoats

Sandra Lindsey/ February 10, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

I think it was the title which most caught my eye when I came across this book last autumn and added it to my wishlist. In typical Honno style (yes, it’s another book published by Honno – in my experience that guarantees quality) it’s both lighthearted and serious. Deadly serious, you could say, since the book is a collection of

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Politics & Paranoia

Sandra Lindsey/ January 29, 2017/ Thoughts/ 0 comments

A lot of recent UK and US political events have made me feel ashamed to be a member of Western culture: the prejudice which has abounded, in many cases seemingly unchecked, is a frightening confirmation of how selfish, arrogant, and downright despicable humans can be. I sometimes feel like yelling “Just because we have a dark side doesn’t mean we

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Chocolat

Sandra Lindsey/ January 22, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

Fourth of the five books I chose for the “Read 5 books in January” challenge, “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris has been on my list of “books I should read at some point” for well over a decade. The main reason it’s languished there so long is that I watched the film first – and knew from the DVD commentaries that the

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