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Sara Sheridan

Scottish,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Very Profession Hugely

I realized early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job. Because there are no pay grades and very little structure, people make interesting assumptions about the profession.

- Sara Sheridan

Lucky Festivals Been

How lucky am I? Quite often I speak at book festivals, and people ask me how I got published. There's people who have been working on a book for as long as ten years, and I feel like such a cow.

- Sara Sheridan

Advice Career Sound

I'd never be where I am if more successful writers hadn't taken an interest in me and done me a good turn - be it chiming in with constructive criticism or giving me sound advice about my career plan.

- Sara Sheridan

Grateful Institutional

I'm grateful that I've enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders.

- Sara Sheridan

I Am Incredibly Am

I am incredibly jammy. I really am.

- Sara Sheridan

Dedicated Set Section

I've never seen an 'English' books section in, well, an English bookshop, but in Scotland, most bookshops have a set of shelves dedicated to Scottish authors.

- Sara Sheridan

More Historical Jobs

As an historical novelist - there are few jobs more retrospective. I dumped science at an early age.

- Sara Sheridan

World Loves 1950s

The world loves the 1950s.

- Sara Sheridan

Work Made Movie

Writers have it easy. If you write a bestseller or have your book made into a movie, you'll never have to work again, or so the myth goes.

- Sara Sheridan

Revolution Financial Away

The digital revolution has wrest a little control away from corporate publishers and white, male, middle-aged critics, but the financial value put on the job of the writer and the misconceptions around that make it extremely difficult to enter the profession.

- Sara Sheridan

Cosmetic Industry Took

The cosmetic industry really took off in the 1950s.

- Sara Sheridan

Crime Genre Particularly

Scottish writers are particularly successful in the crime genre.

- Sara Sheridan

Book Been Sure

If I hadn't been able to get my first book published, I am not sure what I would have done.

- Sara Sheridan

Gender Derogatory Our

It's interesting that, given our culture has so many words that refer to women in a truly derogatory fashion, it's 'lady' - a term that has conferred social respect on our gender for over a thousand years - that has women up in arms.

- Sara Sheridan

Lucky Living Some

Living in Edinburgh, I consider myself particularly lucky - we have the biggest book festival in the world, a plethora of fascinating libraries and museums, and some of the greatest architecture in Europe.

- Sara Sheridan

Watches Digital Equipped

We're all so digital, but the '50s was the era of watches you had to wind. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953, Hillary was equipped with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

- Sara Sheridan

Thought Lucky Been

I once did an event with Ian Rankin where he said he didn't really need to do much background research because his books are set in the present, and I just thought: 'You lucky, lucky beast!' because as a historical novelist, I live constantly on the edge of wondering whether tissues had been invented.

- Sara Sheridan

Children Wrote Asked

I wrote 'I'm Me' because I was asked to write a children's book.

- Sara Sheridan

Think I Think England

Something I notice speaking to writers from south of Hadrian's Wall is that the culture is different. At base, I think Scotland values its creative industries differently from England.

- Sara Sheridan

Best Play Average

Let's be clear - for people like me, who are obsessed with story and for whom words are their medium, writing is the best job possible. I work hard, but I earn more than the national average wage while I play with my imagination, and for me, that's a dream.

- Sara Sheridan