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Jackie Carreira

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Jackie Carreira is a writer, designer, musician and co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company. British-born of Portuguese parents, she grew up in East London and lived for a while in Lisbon as a child. After travelling the world playing music for 12 years, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. She’s been writing ever since and twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama. Some of her plays are available online via lazybeescripts.co.uk. If Jackie could have another life, she would be a full-time philosopher and get paid to ask questions all day.

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Jackie Carreira The best advice I ever got was from another writer. She said: 'There's no big secret. If you want to be a writer you have to write and write and write…moreThe best advice I ever got was from another writer. She said: 'There's no big secret. If you want to be a writer you have to write and write and write. And when you're not writing, read!' I still haven't found any better advice.(less)
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The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira
"This is the second book I've read from Jackie Carreira, both of which are gifted copies from the author. I am thrilled to give an unbiased review of both. Her first Sleeping Through War was equally as good, if not better. I've rated both books 5 star" Read more of this review »
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"Synopsis: What if you can’t stand where you are because there’s nothing there? What if you don’t want to end up anywhere else in case that’s empty too? When life has lost its road map, sometimes the only way to get back on track is to get back on ..." Read more of this blog post »
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“If all the world's a stage, who keeps moving the props??”
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“Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

“I mean, what can you say about how you write books? What I mean is, first you’ve got to think of something, and when you’ve thought of it you’ve got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That’s all. It would have taken me just three minutes to explain that, and then the Talk would have been ended and everyone would have been very fed up. I can’t imagine why everybody is always so keen for authors to talk about writing. I should have thought it was an author’s business to write, not talk.”
Agatha Christie, Dead Man's Folly

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
Kurt Vonnegut




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