Monthly Archives: May 2017

The problem with historical fiction

The┬áchallenges of portraying the “strangeness” of a different era. Continue reading

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In praise of … Pinterest

The perfect synergy between art and technology. Continue reading

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So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

Unbloat your plot and “whisper something beautiful”. Continue reading

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Back to basics

I’ve just done something I should have done two years ago; write my heroine’s back story. Continue reading

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My ideal reader?

My Ideal Reader wants to escape to world of excitement and passion. Continue reading

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Touchy-feely

A useful exercise which probably helped tighten up my writing. Continue reading

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Ten rules for writing fiction 2

Writing novels means the crafty, patient, selfless construction of effects. Continue reading

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Ten rules for writing fiction 1

The first 12 years are the worse. Continue reading

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