I don’t write series’. I find it hrd enough getting past 50k words to complete a novel. Some people, however, have the knack of recording the details of a full life in two or three long episodes that are, nevertheless … Continue reading The Long View of History
the irony of all this is that Amazon are constantly pestering me to post reviews of the books I purchase there! In that instance they don’t seem to care that the author might have reviewed one of my books in the past. Continue reading Indicted by the Goodreads Police
I knew mine were not always quite right, but couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. And then I read this from Karen over on Booker Talk. One thing I discovered is that reblogs default to ‘uncategorised’. I’ve reallocated … Continue reading Are Your Categories Making Sense?
I wondered, not for the first time, why I’m bothering to read this book Continue reading Choosing the Right Word: Prescriptive vs Proscriptive.
Historical fiction can be a daunting genre to write in. Endlessly fascinating and rewarding, yes. But still daunting. Continue reading 6 Principles for Writing HIstorical Fiction
None of the above will make me remove the prologue from Strongbow’s Wife when I upload a revised version in the next few days. Continue reading Before the Beginning – do you really need a prologue?
Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News :
If you don’t know anything about the WordPress free photo library, it contains thousands of free images that can be used by all WordPress users. I’ve been using the feature ever since it first became available. I can’t remember when WordPress first launched it, but it was certainly more than 18 months ago.? I’ve been surprised by the number of WordPress users who didn’t know about the WordPress free photo library. It got me wondering why they hadn’t found it. I think the main problem may have been that to access the… Continue reading How To Access And Use The WordPress Free Photo Library
There’s some excellent writing advice here, from Louis l’Amour, Jodi Picoult, Tony Hellerman, Richard Bach and Phil Huston. Continue reading RANDOM NVDT – Writerly Concerns #36