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Amanda Saint

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Amanda Saint's debut novel, As If I Were A River, was longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize, selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and as Top 20 Book of 2016 by the Book Magnet blog. Her short stories appear in anthologies and literary magazines and have won, or been long and shortlisted for, various prizes. When she's not writing fiction, Amanda works as a freelance journalist writing about environmental sustainability. She also runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing retreats, courses and competitions, and an independent press, retreat West Books.

Find out more on her websites:
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Amanda Saint I go for a walk. Much of my writing takes place in my head long before it gets onto the page so usually getting out and walking can get the story…moreI go for a walk. Much of my writing takes place in my head long before it gets onto the page so usually getting out and walking can get the story flowing again in my mind.

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The freedom to do it from anywhere is also great. My husband and I are both keen travellers so luckily we can up sticks at anytime and go any place and I can still write.

I've also met some lovely people and made great friends through going to writing events, and they like to talk about books as much as I do :-)(less)
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Hello everyone,

It's a really exciting time for me as the launch of my debut novel, As If I Were A River, approaches.

But the work must go on at the same time so I've been busy writing my second novel, which has a working title of All Be Forgotten, and is due to come out in late 2017.

I'm almost halfway through the first draft at the moment and it tells the story of Evie, who is an environmental... Read more of this blog post »
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