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Sara Jayne Townsend

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in Hyde, The United Kingdom
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Stephen King, Sara Paretsky, Jim Butcher, Mike Carey

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April 2010

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I am a writer of crime and horror. Someone tends to die a horrible death in everything I write.

I spent the first ten years of my life in the North of England, before emigrating to Canada with my family in 1980. I moved back to the UK in 1988, after finishing high school, and now live in Surrey with my guitarist husband and two cats.

When I'm not writing or working the day job, I like to travel, play video games and table top role playing, and practise my rock chick act with my Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass guitar.
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Sara Jayne Townsend I do a lot of plotting before I sit down to write a novel, working out the beginning, middle and end and where all the major plot points are going to …moreI do a lot of plotting before I sit down to write a novel, working out the beginning, middle and end and where all the major plot points are going to occur. This means when I sit down to write the next chapter I know what's going to happen in it. This goes a long way in helping to avoid writer's block.(less)
Sara Jayne Townsend Read other authors, good and bad, and learn how you can improve. Sometimes even a badly written book can teach you where you might be going wrong.

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Read other authors, good and bad, and learn how you can improve. Sometimes even a badly written book can teach you where you might be going wrong.

Apply backside to chair. A lot of people say, "I'd be a writer if only I had the time." But the reality is we all have the same number of hours in a day - it's what you do with them that counts. Make time to write. This might mean sacrificing something else - TV time, gardening time, sleep (in my case) - but you have to decide where your writing time will be, and protect it.

And finally, be persistent and develop a thick skin. Most writers collect a lot of rejections before the acceptance comes. Don't let it get to you. Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and send the manuscript out again. Eventually, that acceptance will come.(less)
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After Times

Three years ago, we moved into a year in which the whole world locked down due to Covid-19. For a while it felt like the world would never be the same again. I started referring to the days before Covid as the ‘Before Times’.

As we start 2023, it does feel like the world is different, but Covid restrictions are largely over. Those early days of 2020, when we were all in full lockdown, sometimes fee

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Savannah Sara, thank you for the friendship.


message 3: by Sara

Sara Townsend Carole wrote: "How do you manage to read so much?"

Commuting. I spent over two hours a day travelling to and from work on public transport. That's a lot of reading time.


Carole Tyrrell How do you manage to read so much?


message 1: by J.M.

J.M. Thanks for the add, Sara. I don't play D&D anymore, but I love the influences you listed. Looking forward to "following" you on Goodreads!


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