Laurel Lindström, author
Original Fiction for Original Readers
Stepping towards something else
Laurel is a successful technical writer with a worldwide reputation. Writing has shaped her career over the last 30 years, and Laurel’s view remains ever forwards, ever broader and ever wider. Laurel Lindström’s taking steps in a different direction, telling different stories, while holding very tight to Laurel Brunner’s clammy ink stained hand.
Laurel’s first novel is published by Unbound and will be out January 2021. You can preorder a copy here The Draftsman and get credited as a supporter. Thanks in advance for your visit and for your support!
This site showcases Laurel’s fiction, shares story ideas and samples, and blogs.
Thanks to Paul for building it for her and for so much more.
Blogs & Other stuff
Whether you’re a writer or not, sometimes doing the same old same old day after day can get a little dreary, tedious even. And you find the contact problem gets harder and harder to solve. Much as you want to, you just can’t seem to keep your bottom in contact with the chair. Any excuse will do: answering emails even the really uninteresting ones, checking to see if the postman’s been, having yet another cup of tea and having to go to the loo even more often. You start to wonder if you should rearrange your knicker drawer, or straighten your speaker wires, maybe colour code the food in your freezer. In extreme cases, even the hoovering is irresistable. And the contact problem isn’t just about making contact with the chair. How often have you decided that your keyboard, screen and mouse need a thorough clean or at least a good scrape around with your fingernail or the scissors?
Years ago I read pretty much all of Vladimir Nabokov’s novels and short stories. Stray words and phrases from his work have stayed with me and might be why reading Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte reminded me of those years.
There are plenty of references in Quichotte to chew on, from Nabokov, Shakespeare and Homer to US soap operats. It’s a multilayered story blurring various narrators’ identities and the boundaries between parallel and increasingly porous stories.
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