Lyndsey Jones is a journalist, playwright and comedy writer. Her debut play, Martini Bond: Her hunt for the spy who loved her mum – a James Bond parody – was one of the best selling shows at the 2012 Camden Fringe Festival in London.  The show went on to enjoy a successful four-night run at the Broadway theatre, Barking and was also live streamed. Martini Bond is on at the Kings Arms, Salford, near Manchester, Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9 at 7.30pm. Tickets: £7, £5 concessions.

Lyndsey would like to share her experience of writing the play, producing it, watching her words come to life, and possibly flirting with e-publishing.

For the last couple of years, she has written sketches which have been performed on the London fringe comedy circuit. She has also been a joke writer, working in partnership with an artist and having more than 100 cartoons published in the Times Educational Supplement.

When she is not writing for fun, she writes for a living. Lyndsey is a senior journalist on the Financial Times. She has previously been a sub editor on the Daily Mail. She has also been a news editor and reporter for regional newspapers, national and trade magazines. All views expressed on this blog are her personal opinion and do not represent the FT.

The name WomanBitesDog is a play on the journalism phrase Man bites dog which is used to describe how an unusual, infrequent event is more likely to be reported than an everyday occurrence such as dog bites man, or indeed woman.


  1. bornattwentyfive replied:

    Sounds like you have a really fun job!

  2. robincoyle replied:

    I saw that you are now following me and I wanted to stop by to say thank you and hello. Love what you have going here. I see many familiar faces. Glad to be part of the fun.

  3. deCamville Design replied:

    Hi Lindsey, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is very interesting and fun and I’m glad I stopped by! ~Patricia

  4. Carl D'Agostinoc replied:

    Oh, comedy. I see. You perform yours. I draw mine. Writing gags or making cartoons takes a special ability. Anyone an write a novel but we have to be sharp, funny and lightening quick in delivery.

    • WomanBitesDog replied:

      I don’t perform! I write for performers and am very lucky to have fallen in with a great crowd who want to learn my scripts…

  5. Bitter en Zoet replied:

    found you on truth and cake and look forward to reading more from you. I lived in London for six years at a time when I sort of became who I am today. I didn’t realize that man bites dog, was a journalism expression and what it meant. I live in Belgium now and there is a famous tv show called man bijt hond (man bites dog) and it covers the (strange) habits of Belgians in their own land. It’s journalism but quirky and odd. Thanks for that, I’ve always wondered where the title came from!

    • WomanBitesDog replied:

      Glad I could help! I didn’t realise the expression translated into other languages and meant the same thing! Thanks for your comment.

  6. jotsfromasmallapt replied:

    This is great….mutual admiration!!

  7. Cdn Stormlover replied:

    Lyndsey, thanks for stopping by, reading and following my little blog. So happy to make your acquaintance. Just took a peek at your blog and have hit the “follow” button. Looking forward to reading your work and having a chuckle on a regular basis.

  8. kateshrewsday replied:

    The play sounds great. Break a leg! (In the theatrical sense, obviously)

  9. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife replied:

    You sound like an interesting woman. Can’t have too many of those 🙂

    Thanks for following my blog!

  10. Subhan Zein replied:

    Playwright. Wow! That’s a profession I could never be able do properly. LOL. Great to meet you here, Lyndsey. 🙂

    And I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.
    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  11. jbw0123 replied:

    Shout out to you on my blog today. Looking forward to seeing which picture makes the cover of Martini Bond (with the gun, please). Best wishes —

    • WomanBitesDog replied:

      Thanks for the shout-out. We did use the gun cartoon to publicise the play and that will be the cover too!

  12. thatfunnyblogguy replied:

    I want to do what you do! In fact, I want exactly your spot. Sorry, I have goals.

  13. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife replied:

    I’d love to see your play but I can’t get to Salford easily. Stockport is just up the road – you should add a few dates. All the touring stars do it 🙂

  14. WordsFallFromMyEyes replied:

    Wonderful, wonderful congrats to you that you are this successful. Awesome! 🙂 Must feel magnificent to actually write for your living…

    • WomanBitesDog replied:

      The plays don’t really pay. But the journalism does and allows me to indulge my other writing!

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