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 - D…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 love writers who make me think. This series of C.J. Cherryh's could so well apply to our migrant problems today and how to and how not to deal with influxes of different cultures. I looked forward to book 18 in the series and chuckled when I read r
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Haven't read it yet but I am furious about the foul mouthed, ignorant and stupidly bigoted comments all these people are trying to pass off as reviews.
I hate social media when it's used for this kind of bullying when the bullies wouldn't dare make th
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It's a great series. Read it!
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Just read it and stop moaning about no good SF written by women.
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ouch! CJ Cherryh certainly hits the SF nail firmly on the head. This is how it could be!
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“How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.”
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