Sandra

Sandra

Female
Location
Teesside
United Kingdom
Current Status
W&G story posted; fingers crossed muse will stop sulking and start to help out again.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Crime
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    General Fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    John Lawton, Dorothy Dunnett, Ajay Close, C Brookmyre, Peter Temple, S.J.Bolton, Declan Hughes, William McIlvannay, Adrian McKinty, Karen Campbell, Andrew Greig, A.L.Kennedy etc.etc.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Laidlaw; Troy series; Lymond saga; Dirt Music; Broken Shore; Borders trilogy; The wrong kind of blood; The shiny narrow grin; We that were young ; The Cutting Room; Dead Sharp (Len Wanner); How to paint a dead man; Sheer Blue Bliss, Electric Brae. GWTW,
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    For readers to be able to forget themselves in my characters; to give them the sort of joyous transportation that so many books give me.
    Your worst habit?
    Preferring to read rather than eat (or feed my family).
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Self-publishing makes the most sense to me
    Where do you write?
    In my office at home (but wrote one novel while riding pillion around the Highlands & Islands.)
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    'Published' in anthologies, and self-published - nothing paid for! I'm also an artist so I like (need to/insist on) designing my own covers, and have illustrated a couple.

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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Caducean Whisks's wall:
    Whisks - I am not alone ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhtGBbmzDIY
    1 hour ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on Sandra's wall:
    Er, you're welcome, Sandra. *sidles off sideways*
    9 hours ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Caducean Whisks's wall:
    ... and everybody KNOWS "Tender engines don't shunt" Thanks for putting that into my head Whisks.:-)
    12 hours ago
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    Sandra
    "Sandra" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    You haven't made it sound easy Philippa, not at all, and so much of what you say here - with wonderful, refreshing honesty - resonates. I'm really, really pleased you're well on the way to achieving your goal - many congratulations.
    5 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Thanks :-)
    28 days ago
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    Newbie
    Newbie commented on Sandra's wall:
    I got lost reading yours (in a nice way) I've re-read it several times and can picture you, absorbed as your creation evolves. Beautifully described.
    28 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Newbie's wall:
    Intriguing comp entry Newbie. leaves much to the imagination.
    29 days ago
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    Sandra
    "Sandra" commented on Dolly's Blog "When I Was A Boy".
    Mmm.
    29 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thanks, Sandra.
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Heart-wrench of a comp entry Sea - well done.
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Sukie's wall:
    Sukie, this isn't the right place - you need to go, via groups>My Groups to the Self Editing course page. It's a brilliant course - I did it four years ago - hope you enjoy.
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on JB's wall:
    Thanks JB - it was one I enjoyed writing.
    1 month ago
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    JB
    JB commented on Sandra's wall:
    Sandra, loved your Jan comp entry. A great read sat at my desk having lunch.
    1 month ago
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    dyslexic of dartford
    dyslexic of dartford commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thank you Sandra, I'm glad that you liked it. How are you keeping these days ?
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on dyslexic of dartford's wall:
    WHAT a creepy, effective comp entry DoD - and some brilliant descriptions.
    1 month ago

About

Self-indulgent novelist, writing for my own enjoyment, but wondering whether perhaps I ought to propel myself out of my comfort zone.
I blog, irregularly, at http://sandra-linesofcommunication.blogspot.com and also host http://predictionfiction.blogspot.co.uk/ - a prompt-led weekly challenge to write 100 words in the noir/sci-fi/fantasy or horror genres, and excellent practice for tightening one's writing.

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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 9 hours ago
    Er, you're welcome, Sandra. *sidles off sideways*
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 28 days ago
    I got lost reading yours (in a nice way) I've re-read it several times and can picture you, absorbed as your creation evolves. Beautifully described.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    Thanks, Sandra.
  • JB
    by JB 1 month ago
    Sandra, loved your Jan comp entry. A great read sat at my desk having lunch.
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 1 month ago
    Thank you Sandra, I'm glad that you liked it. How are you keeping these days ?
  • Brilioto
    by Brilioto 1 month ago
    Thank you very much, Sandra.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Thanks for your comment re: my 'love' story.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 1 month ago
    Wonderful comp entry, Sandra.
  • J.net
    by J.net 1 month ago
    Thank you, Sandra.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    Fabulous comp entry, Sandra.