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Sara Pascoe

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Philadelaphia, The United States
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I come to writing fiction after a career in psychology. I've had great fun in a lot of interesting jobs including bicycle mechanics, teaching chimps language, studying brains under the microscope, and working in the US Congress. I also worked as a clinical psychologist which was rewarding and moving.

I have lived on the East Coast, West Coast and in the middle in the US. I now live in the United Kingdom, in a beach town where I run a B&B with my husband, for English Language students. And write.

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Sara Pascoe This is a mystery in my grandfather's life that poked it's head above the surface after his death, and I ended up going through his paperwork. It…moreThis is a mystery in my grandfather's life that poked it's head above the surface after his death, and I ended up going through his paperwork. It seems my grandfather was involved in some sort of court case and 'deal' that involved a lot of money and another woman, but it seemed to be more than the usual extra-marital affair or child out of wedlock. From the scant details available, I wondered if it was some sort of business payoff or bribe. I had never heard of anything about this situation from any relatives, and now anyone who might know is also gone.

In addition, I also wonder if there was an extra-marital affair (in addition to the flings he was infamous for--like bonking a nurse in a closet of the hospital when he'd gone in to visit his wife/my grandmother.) And I don't know that it is at all connected to the above mystery. But after his funeral, I had some need to return to the cemetery and asked the grounds keeper where my grandfather's grave was, as this place is acres and acres in size and it suddenly all looked the same. The man said no problem, as he had just shown another woman the grave the day before, 'the mother of one of his children'. I said he must be mixed up, because my grandmother had been dead for 10 years. But the man was resolute, that the woman the day before was definitely there to visit 'Lester Goldsmith' with the same date of death. (less)
Sara Pascoe If I'm in the middle of a project, I will go back and edit the last part I wrote. That is often enough to give me traction to then move forward.

If I'm…more
If I'm in the middle of a project, I will go back and edit the last part I wrote. That is often enough to give me traction to then move forward.

If I'm stuck at the start, I find it's often because I'm not sure where I'm going. Writers vary on this, but I'm a big outliner. I like using large art pad to make charts and diagrams of characters, their arcs, the overall plot and how these intersect, with lots of arrows and colours. I find getting away from the keyboard and making marks on paper manually helpful. I love a good mechanical pencil.

And deadlines, even if self-imposed can be really helpful. You just have to convince yourself to take your deadlines seriously. This is also good practice for when you'll face deadlines involving other people.(less)
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