Ink Dreams is coming!

The long-awaited release of the new anthology from Authors Tale - Ink Dreams - is nearly here. I am so excited for my two latest stories to be published. The historical fiction I am having published in Ink Dreams is 'Where Dreams Die'. I'm really proud of this one, and it was chosen to be one of... Continue Reading →

Tudor History Never Disappoints

Going to be a bit lazy with today's post. I subscribe to some wonderful history sites and I would like to share them with you - with the emphasis on Tudor history. Firstly, from Claire Ridgway, we have some very informative YouTube videos on Tudor times called On This Day in Tudor History. The actual video I... Continue Reading →

Slowly, slowly

Really struggling at the moment with my writing.  Sort of. It's hard to explain really. The more I edit, the more description and words I add to my novel, New Lives Across the Ocean. Which is good. I can see it gaining depth and detail. That will allow my readers to identify more fully with both... Continue Reading →

How long should a chapter be?

I've blogged about this before but I'm in a quandary again so I think it's worth a revisit. I'm massively editing Chapter One (currently called Wigginton, Tamworth, England - 1883). There are three distinct scenes in it. To keep them together, will have a chapter of between 6500 and 7000 words. But to separate them... Continue Reading →

Bring on 2019

Yep. We've all done it. Made New Year's resolutions, only to break them. This year, however, I'm determined not to do that. Here's the thing: I really want to get more regular with my blog (one of last year's resolutions that I broke) AND I want to get my novel to a point where it... Continue Reading →

A perfectly Tudor Christmas

According to Claire Ridgeway: [A]advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, was a time of fasting which did not end until Christmas Day. Alison Sim, in “Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England”, writes of how Christmas Eve was particularly strict and Tudor people were not allowed to eat eggs, cheese or meat. On Christmas... Continue Reading →

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