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P.D.R. Lindsay

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p.d.r. lindsay wrote her first 'novel' aged seven, an attempt to persuade her parents to buy her a pony. It didn't work, but she'd discovered that writing and reading were an escape from her tormenting brother and devious sister. She could create people who loved her and wonderful imaginative places to escape to. Poetry became her first love, then plays and finally stories from her adult imagination for herself and adult readers.
p.d.r. lindsay prefers historical stories for novels because she finds she can say things to readers in historical settings which readers might not accept in modern settings. She is concerned that certain social issues make repeat appearances over the centuries and likes her readers to think about the situations the
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Thank you for your question. Oh yes, BOS - bum on seat - every day and no bedtime unless I have completed at least one page. The 3Ds -…more
Hello, Diana,
Thank you for your question. Oh yes, BOS - bum on seat - every day and no bedtime unless I have completed at least one page. The 3Ds - Discipline, Determination and Dedication - or the 3Ps - Patience, Persistence and Perseverance - are vital for writers. I know I have too many important things in my life to distract me so that the discipline of a page a day gets a novel finished within a year. (less)
P.D.R. Lindsay I think I have to say 'serious historical' as far as writing novels, My short stories have ranged through most of the genre except horror and romance.…moreI think I have to say 'serious historical' as far as writing novels, My short stories have ranged through most of the genre except horror and romance. Writing horror scares me and writing romance makes me giggle.

I write because I have something to say to readers and I find historicals often give the necessary distance from our own time to allow readers to take on board the ideas.

Thank you for asking a question which is making me think.
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I always enjoy the tight, present tense, analytical style of this series. The characters are old favourites who grow and change. The writing, plotting and conclusions are always polished and satisfactory. I enjoy being required, as a reader, to think and read intelligently.

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