Tag Archives: Writing

Where authors write

I started this series in November with a short post saying where and how I write. Since then I’ve been able to post fascinating pieces by Matthew Harffy, Giles Kristian, Stephen Carver and Carol McGrath. They give marvellous insights into … Continue reading

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My Writing Place(s) by Carol McGrath

Today, I’m delighted to have a guest post by my friend, Carol McGrath. Carol is a very successful historical novelist and is one of the most supportive writers around. This piece made me more than a little jealous. It gives … 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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A Dance of Smiles and Falsehoods. #SampleSunday #HistNov

Here’s the opening of the sequel to A Love Most Dangerous. Chapter 1 What is Love? 7 December 1539 ‘For goodness sake stop that awful noise.’ Sissy looked up at me in alarm. ‘I was only humming, Alice. It was … Continue reading

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May we Live in Peaceful Times

I was walking by the sea this morning when I saw a crowd of people all looking towards the square near where I live. It’s Menton’s Fete de Citron on Sunday and I assumed that this was some theatre company … Continue reading

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The Final Publishing Process.

Previously: I get discovered by Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing I sign up I discover that editing is not as painful as I thought Before I started on the editing process I had a phone conference with two managers from Amazon … Continue reading

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The Joy of Editing

Previously: (can’t you see I’m a fan of The West Wing and House of Cards) I get an email from Lake Union Publishing saying they want to publish my novel I have long and fruitful negotiations with Senior Editor, Jodie … Continue reading

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