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Nineteen Twenty-One (reading-as-a-writer 1)

View this post on Instagram #justfinishedreading “Nineteen Twenty-One” by Adam Thorpe. One of those books that makes me as a writer just feel inadequate! It’s the long hot summer of 1921 and Joseph, who missed active service, is holed up … Continue reading

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Best left unsaid?

A skilful writer can leave much unsaid – because she trusts her reader. 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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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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In parenthesis and other tricks

One day I will apply this trick to a fast-paced contemporary hospital story. How much fun would that be? Continue reading

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