Category Archives: Writer


I’m delighted to welcome Annie Whitehead as guest blogger for my series Where I Write. Annie writes novels set in the Anglo-Saxon era, a period where many of my books are set. In fact, we’ve both written books which feature … Continue reading

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This is a really fascinating series. There’s not one contribution which hasn’t made me a little envious. But the really nice thing is to see the diversity of places people write. Today’s contribution is from Colin Falconer. I think you’ll … Continue reading

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The Treasures in Notebooks

I have many notebooks. Too many. Long ago I read that authors should keep noteworks  and I took the message to heart. I have loads and if I see a new one that I like the look of I can’t … Continue reading

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Dates are figuring large in my mind. I don’t mean the Medjool Date I’ve just eaten, delicious though it was. And I’m not talking about the holiday season, though I know that there are very few shopping days left until … Continue reading

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A Writing Tool Box

I’ve been using Scrivener to write my last few novels. It is simply the best writing tool I’ve ever used. It has so many tools and gizmos that I doubt I’ll ever make use of them, or want to, come … 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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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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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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Talking with authors

I’ve had the pleasure of talking with a number of great authors over the past year. If you’re interested in the art and craft of writing it’s really worth taking a look. You can find the talks by searching for … Continue reading

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I’ve just sent the first of my exclusive offers to subscribers of my list. It’s a short story based on a place which was very important to me as a child. I’m planning on offering more stories to my subscribers … Continue reading

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