Category Archives: Writing

Happy to be Back!

It’s been far too long since I wrote a post and I’ve really missed doing so. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way, and/or other things must take precedence. Last year was not a good year for my family. We had … Continue reading

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Book Promotion: Shadow of the Raven

Just a quick post to say that the eBook version of Book 1 of my Sons of Kings trilogy, Shadow of the Raven, is free for today only (Thursday, January 26). Every download would be greatly appreciated. For more detail about … Continue reading

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Researching for Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is something I love to write. The reason…? I simply love history, any time period and any setting. At present I’m concentrating on the Viking era in the mid-ninth century as I finish the third book in my … Continue reading

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The Bumpy Road to ‘A Dash of Flash’

It seems ages since I was active on my blog, but I’m now looking forward to having a little more time for writing and reading posts. It’s been a funny year for me so far, though I know the problems … Continue reading

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Books, Writing Reviews and Confusion.

This is just a quick post to express my recent confusion . . . As most writers, I love getting reviews of my books. Whether they’re good or bad, the comments can be helpful as I pursue future writing projects. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Writing a Trilogy

When I first started planning my ninth century novel about King Alfred and his battle against the Danes, I intended it to be just a single book. I’d spent a long time researching the period, as well as spending time … Continue reading

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Mapping The Story

The trilogy I’m working on is historical fiction. I now have the first two books on Amazon and have just started writing the third. I’ve made too many mistakes along the road to publishing, promoting and marketing my books to … Continue reading

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The Horrors of the Blood Eagle.

This incredible hazard sign was shared on Facebook on November 11th by The Heathen Mead Hall. It was one of my daughters who drew my attention to it. I don’t know where the sign came from, or who made it, … Continue reading

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Why Do Writers Write?

This probably sounds like a silly question, considering we could ask the same thing of people in all walks of life. Naturally I have my own reasons for wanting to write and I’ve come across other writers’ answers during TV … Continue reading

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The Value Of A Good Editor

Once I’d finished writing my first book, and revised and edited it to death, I was in two minds whether or not to send it to a professional editor. Would it be at all beneficial? On the one hand, I … Continue reading

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