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?
If a writer is unable to tap into his own emotional centre in order to imagine the inner being of another human, he or she is not truly a writer. Continue reading Monday Musings – J.M.Synge and Cultural Appropriation
Alina gave a workshop to a group of aspiring young local musicians. It’s wonderful to see a new generation being encouraged to appreciate and to create jazz. Continue reading Monday Musings
I wrote two completely inadequate essays in the time allowed, one of which I destroyed. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #12 – Growing Up
For the first few weeks after we moved in to oiur new house, thoughout the summer of 2011, work continued around the site, although a lot of the time it seemed that it was more a matter of the two … Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #4: More Books and a Garden.
We paid our holding deposit in August, accepted an offer on our house the following month, and took possession of a rented property on a six month lease. By February no work had been done on the home we thought we were buying. Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #3: Last Move.
I found myself in full time paid employment once again, albeit for a short period. Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #2: Back to Work.
Do you agree that increases the feeling of urgency in the situation, without losing the natural restraint of a gentleman with a typical English stiff upper lip? Continue reading Getting Rid of Filter Words
At only 50,000 words it is a novella, rather than the full length novel I had hoped to create. That it is so short after such a long time is down to several factors, the main one being the difficulty of presenting the real horror of conditions in that place and time in a way that is not too depressing to read. Continue reading Called to Account