Sandra

Sandra

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Teesside
United Kingdom
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For fantasy writers: https://enquire.thewritersacademy.co.uk/webinar-how-to-write-a-fantasy-novel/ I did the crime one and found it very useful and informative.
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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 Kuzza's wall:
    Strong comp entry -told with clarity.
    3 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Sandra's wall:
    Many thanks, Sandra. The good news is that I can ignore the date of birth in my profile for a bit, until the Cloud starts adding another year on in a couple of months.
    4 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Happey birthday Athers.
    4 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on KazGinnane's wall:
    Thanks Kaz - appreciated you commenting.
    5 days ago
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    KazGinnane
    KazGinnane commented on Sandra's wall:
    Ooh what a manipulative, malevolent MC! great comp entry!
    6 days ago
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    Knicky Laurelle
    Knicky Laurelle commented on Sandra's wall:
    What a c____ your narrator is. I'm proper-mad and I've only spent 500 words with her. Well done then!
    9 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Raine's wall:
    There was something horrifyingly internal, in your comp entry, if that doesn't sound too daft. Rang uncomfortably true.
    11 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Raine's wall:
    Thanks Raine. Will tead yours when visitors depart ... :-)
    13 days ago
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    Raine
    Raine commented on Sandra's wall:
    Oh, comp entry! Yikes, twisty! Very nicely done.
    14 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thanks Ath - much appreciated.
    15 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Sandra's wall:
    A fabulously malevolent, sad, funny slice of life, Sandra, and a twist. Great comp entry.
    16 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    As ever, I'm a) caught out by Tom Waits, and b) by how strong your voice is in whatever you write. Frank is a gen. Creepy as ivy, but a gem nevertheless.
    16 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra For fantasy writers: https://enquire.thewritersacademy.co.uk/webinar-how-to-write-a-fantasy-novel/ I did the crime one and found it very useful and informative.
    27 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra For fantasy writers: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/163a65df097ee2af I did the crime one and found it very useful and informative.
    28 days ago
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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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  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 4 days ago
    Many thanks, Sandra. The good news is that I can ignore the date of birth in my profile for a bit, until the Cloud starts adding another year on in a couple of months.
  • KazGinnane
    by KazGinnane 6 days ago
    Ooh what a manipulative, malevolent MC! great comp entry!
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 9 days ago
    What a c____ your narrator is. I'm proper-mad and I've only spent 500 words with her. Well done then!
  • Raine
    by Raine 14 days ago
    Oh, comp entry! Yikes, twisty! Very nicely done.
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 16 days ago
    A fabulously malevolent, sad, funny slice of life, Sandra, and a twist. Great comp entry.
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 2 months ago
    Thank you Sandra, very nice of you to say so.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 3 months ago
    Sorry, Sandra. As far as I know, complete fiction.
  • J.net
    by J.net 3 months ago
    Nice comp entry from you too, Sandra. The end had me chuckling, and I could hear his colleagues adding banter without you mentioning it.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 3 months ago
    Agreed. It was the twist like wringing sheets that got me, too.
  • Clebs
    by Clebs 3 months ago
    Thanks Sandra. I love your entry. Those few lines about your MC’s sheets brought her background alive. I felt close.