One of the difficulties of writing historical fiction is getting the facts right. I love reading this genre and I’m not knowledgeable enough to identify Continue reading “Fact and Fiction”
Being a writer can be quite frantic at times. Well, in my head it’s frantic. Everywhere I look I can see the potential of a new story. Inspiration comes in many forms and shapes, here are some of mine. Continue reading “Things That Inspire My Writing”
Yesterday, it was my birthday, 55 years young and don’t feel ‘old’ as this age bracket seems to be described as… what’s that all about? I’ve never put much store by numbers I prefer to think Continue reading “Star Gazing”
There are many writers who have written under a pseudonym for a variety of reasons. In what other job could you create an identity behind which you exist, without getting into trouble? For me, the choice to Continue reading “By Any Other Name – Writing Personas”
It’s that time of year when the evenings are long and cold and there is nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with a good book or… Continue reading “My Top 5 Favourite TV Shows”
Health check time. It’s almost the end of January, and I promised that I would do a monthly review on progress. I made a number of plans at the beginning of the year -I won’t say ‘resolutions’ because Continue reading “How Did I Do?”
Some days I have to down my pen and take my characters out with me into the garden. We have a fairly large plot of land. Almost two acres and coming from one the size of a postage stamp in the UK it was a bit of a shock. Still is, ten years on! Come on in, I’ll take you on a small tour… Continue reading “Gardening Leave”
A quick update…It’s been a couple of weeks since I was immersed in NaNo, which turned into something totally different to what I’d planned! But more on that later. I wrote my 50k words by hand which has aggravated an old elbow injury, so been resting it, kind of.
This picture reminds me of our old Bertie, who looks just like this when he’s resting!
I spent a large part of June last year over in the UK at a very sad time, so it was wonderful to spend this special time back at home. It’s been hot, and it’s still hot so the garden is proving a bit of a challenge. Still can’t complain, life is for living!
They say, that creating a ‘space’ to write is important for an author. Whilst I couldn’t agree more, the chance would be a fine thing in our tiny (but oh so cozy) casa… Continue reading “Creative Writing Space(s)”