Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and Chasing Language

I’m a great fan of the series ‘Gavin and Stacey’ by James Corden and Ruth Jones.  It’s brilliantly conceived, written and acted. One of my favourite pieces of music on it, and there are many, is Chasing Cars by Snow … Continue reading

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Opening part of Vainglory. #SampleSunday #amwriting #Kindle Hope you like it.

Alan and Simon Ferrier plodded up the steep track towards the city.  Alan felt he might die at any moment.  The sun poured out of a clear blue sky, an intense, implacable heat which seemed intent on beating him to … Continue reading

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A Slow Subconscious

I am a frequent and vivid dreamer.  I am fortunate that I can remember many of my dreams. While I have rarely used any of them whole in my writing I find that some of the ideas and images sometimes … Continue reading

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French forensic scientist investigates death of Richard the Lionheart – Telegraph

French forensic scientist investigates death of Richard the Lionheart – Telegraph.

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Finding the right name

I’m giving my novel The Last Knights of Jerusalem the final, final brush up. (It’s like painting the Forth Road Bridge, always something to tinker with.) To my consternation I found that I had broken one of my cardinal rules. … Continue reading

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Rome:Eagle of the Twelfth by M.C. Scott.

Rome:Eagle of the Twelfth by M.C. Scott..

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Artful #Free on Kindle Select #SampleSunday #amwriting

Artful is free on Kindle Select this weekend.  Here’s the first chapter. CHAPTER 1 TRANSPORTED The sun crawled up the London sky like an invalid part way through convalescence.  If it could have wheezed it would have wheezed.  If it … Continue reading

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