The Sound by Sarah Alderson
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. The universe gives you all the ideas you need exactly when you need them
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I try to be happy wherever I am but my favourite place right now is my bed in Bali
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Oh god I have so many regrets but then I remember you can't properly have lived if you don't have regrets. The thing is to shake them off, learn from them and move on. Fast. And try not to make the same mistake again.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I think in a past life I might have been a French revolutionary
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Everyone in the Guardian always says 'my children' and I always think, 'That's original.' But now I'm being asked I'm going to say my daughter. She's amazing. And she's so polite. I'm not sure how that happened but I will take all the credit.
May 14, 2012Download a copy of my short story CATCHING SUKI. It’s FREE for a limited time AND you’ll be helping support an amazing charity that supports girl changemakers across the globe!
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The Unit are closing in and Demos needs one of his team to go deep cover.
Fashion obsessed, boy-crazy and more than a little kooky, Suki is a mind reader with a special talent for buying shoes and for listening in on private conversations.
Tasked with infiltrating the enemy (namely Jack and Alex) Suki rises to the challenge, leaving a trail of chaos, destruction (and a large room service... see more
January 30, 2012Today was an interesting day for me as a writer.
Last week I started writing two new books – simultaneously. I’m not sure what it is about me and upping the ante. With my penultimate book I challenged myself to write it in 30 days – just because. This time I’ve set myself 56 days to complete two books. Again – I’m not sure of the reason why. I just like having goals I suppose.
This means roughly writing 4000 words a day – about 2000 words on each manuscript. And I’m finding the exercise actually quite interesting. Those moments where I find myself losing attention or coming to a standstill... see more