WWII Epic Book Sale

The release of Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster movie, Dunkirk is due this Friday, 21 July, and is already being declared a big hit with five star reviews today from several sources . In anticipation of this, 40 authors of the Facebook Second World War Club have got together to offer an epic book sale. Continue reading

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My Writing Day

Wake up Call

Wake up Call

Is there such a thing as a typical writing day? Not in my world. My day starts very early. Too early. Our English Springer Spaniel pup, known affectionately Continue reading

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Writing Revision Process

Revision Process

Revision Process

During March I followed the daily revision course posted by Janice Hardy over at Fiction University. I can’t put my hand on my heart and say that I completed my revision, but I can say that it has helped me identify holes to be filled and areas to trim. It was quite a feat to commit to but a worthwhile one in terms of lessons learnt. Some of it wasn’t new stuff, but what the course did do was to provide a structure, a process which I will now follow for all my drafts. Having had a week of reflection on the 31 days of March Revision, these are the key learning points that stood out for me: Continue reading

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CampNaNo – April

Camp-Participant-2015-Web-BannerThis will be a short post because I’ve got my head down. Yesterday, in the first of my monthly health check ups, I mentioned that I would be revisiting my first ever rough draft. All Will Be Well is an historical novel set in WW2 and inspired by a newspaper clipping (it was in fact an obituary) Continue reading

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Works in Progress Health Check

Monthly Health Check

As part of my effort to keep motivated and have a record of my achievements (or details of the excuses) I’m going to write a short post of my current ‘works in progress’. I call it my monthly health check, after all these manuscripts have a heart beat, Continue reading

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Writing Tools for the Trade

Trusty Tool BoxLike every professional, a writer needs and uses a number of tools to produce a quality product. I thought I might share some of my current favourites with you. These are not a definitive list at all, and they change over time depending on my mood but these have been the most consistent. The ones I go back to time and time again, like trusty old friends.  Continue reading

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