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In praise of … iThoughts

iThoughts: intuitive, adaptable – and the pleasing graphics, ¬†colours and gentle sound effects give a nice little dopamine hit ūüėČ Continue reading

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Raising the stakes

I’ve become a teeny-weeny bit wary of writing exercises because they can¬†so easily become yet another excuse not to actually write. But there are exceptions! Continue reading

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No, it’s not easy!

ar that I have “lost it”. I gaze into space, go for runs, tidy kitchen drawers – anything some days rather than write! Continue reading

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Dirty drafting

The beauty of this method is the lack of pressure to be perfect; perfection only creeps in by degrees much later. Continue reading

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Writing history: getting it right

The Prime Directive applies to writers of historical fiction as well as starship captains. We both have the power to change the face of history. Continue reading

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What readers want from historical fiction

My job is to tell a bloody good story set in a world that conveys “a sense of historical truth”. 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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Inspiration strikes (but how? and why?)

This time last week, I was in Spain, staying in a small hotel in Grenada. The room was tiny, the floor space almost filled with bed, miniature¬†chair, spindly bedside table, and odd piece of furniture made up of many¬†tiny drawers … Continue reading

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