Category: Writing

Saying the Same Old Thing…

One of the challenges in writing novels is how we use language. A big part of that language (obviously), is the words we use to say what we want to say. And while there are a fair few words available, it can be tough to constantly come up with new ways of saying the same…

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London Bridge is (sometimes) Falling Down…

One of the difficulties of writing historical fiction is the lack of pictorial and other evidence – photos, newsreels, podcasts etc, which means the images we can get our hands on are so much more meaningful. And then of course, there are the wonderfully talented people who turn their talents to building realistic models (such…

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Deaths and Other Surprises

What is it that makes us who we are? In the space of a few days, the world has lost three wonderfully individual and very different men: Lemmy, David Bowie and Alan Rickman were all hugely significant in their own artistic spheres and massively influential in my own personal sphere, too. It’s strange how the…

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Getting the Word Out

As mentioned in my previous post, one of my tasks for this year is to get folk interested in my books (and ideally, buying them). As there are several ways to do that, I decided to tackle a couple of things I’ve been putting off: The Mailing List Reviews But before doing that, I thought…

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Resolutions and Other Irritations

              As my mate John Lennon used to say (when we were in The Beatles together), “Another year over – a new one just begun”. So as the New Year approaches, I’ll be making a few resolutions. Or not, as the case may be. In fact, what I’ll actually…

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