Author Archives: Hannah

About Hannah

Author, sometime midwife, timid mountaineer, fair weather gardener, off-road runner. Refining first novel (a Great War romantic thriller of suffragettes and soldiers) and writing the next. Passions include Africa, modern history, coffee, roses. And romance.

Best left unsaid?

A skilful writer can leave much unsaid – because she trusts her reader. Continue reading

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Getting started with beta readers

If a friend offers to read your book, smile sadly and explain at length what an onerous and tedious task this would be. Continue reading

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On writing only what you know

The best way to end up with something dead on the page? Write only what you know. Continue reading

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Accepting the inevitable

I’ve now accepted the inevitable. I’m writing a love story. Continue reading

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The writer’s task

It is the writer’s job to deal with ambiguity, shades of grey, and the general messiness of life. Continue reading

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In praise of … BetaBooks

Joining BetaBooks was a game-changer in my embryonic career; the moment when I came out as a writer and actually let people read my story. Continue reading

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Less is more

My original aim was to write a feminist social history of early 20th century England focusing on the contribution of militant suffragists with additional modules on rural deprivation, mental illness, and temperate climate horticultural. Continue reading

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Why Journey’s End didn’t make me cry

The one thing I think I feared was that Journey’s End would be given the Blackadder treatment. Continue reading

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Farewell Facebook

How do I quiet the anxious worm that distracts me from the discipline of writing? Continue reading

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Running out of Life

I am already well over twenty years past the average age at which most writers are first published. Continue reading

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