Monthly Archives: November 2013

Saladin’s Terms #SampleSunday #HistNov

When he conquered the city of Jerusalem Saladin did not allow his armies to loot and slaughter as the Crusaders had done when they had taken the city a century before. Instead he gave surprisingly lenient terms. But not every … Continue reading

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When Inspiration Needs a Nudge

I’ve written earlier about what I consider to be the seven stages of writing:  Inspiration Incubation Perspiration Evaluation Extermination Resurrection Projection  There are links to this post and one about inspiration at the end of this post but today I’m … Continue reading

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An extract from my novel Outcasts. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is an extract from my novel Outcasts. It tells what happens to the ordinary men who were knighted by Balian of Ibelin to help defend the city of Jerusalem against Saladin and his armies. Ordinary men who were raised … Continue reading

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Dodger Receives his Second Sentence. #SampleSunday #HistNov

The genial man who had been silently observing proceedings suddenly sat forward, cupping his chin in his hands.  ‘Why were the police and magistrates in London so lenient to you, Jack?’ he asked in a soft Irish accent.  ‘Do you … Continue reading

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Deciding the Dodger’s fate. #SampleSunday #HistNov

  Governor Gipps was a slim, dark-looking man with thick dark eye-brows underneath a receding fore-head.  This made him look as though he possessed a brain larger than the norm.  He leaned back in his chair and scrutinised Jack.  His … Continue reading

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Dodger and the Transportation Ship. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is a sample from my novel ‘Artful’. It is available as an e-book from all good retailers. After being convicted of the theft of a snuff-box the prince of pick-pockets is sentenced to transportation to New South Wales.  As … Continue reading

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Publishing Is Easy

Publishing Is Easy. This is a post from the wise and down-to-earth David Gaughran. He’s a great man to follow with timely, useful blog posts. His books are an essential for any Indie writer or those thinking of going down … Continue reading

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