This blog (along with my Twitter feed, see right) is a contemporaneous account of my journey as a fledging writer of historical fiction.

Apart from offering a record of experiences and random thoughts along the way, I will share writing tips and techniques as I come across them – plus resources that I find particularly useful.

Please note that I do this as a novice; although I have experience as an author of professional articles and books, I do not consider myself an expert in the art of creative writing.

I will also use this blog to work through difficulties in my own work – because I seem to think through my fingers and often find solutions worming their way to the surface as I write. Very weird.

If you would like to know more about me and my novel, please read How I got this far and My book. Otherwise look to the right for my posts. Comments always gratefully received – but be gentle. We writers are a lonely and fragile breed.

Thank you for your interest.