Tag Archives: historical fiction

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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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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Book Promotion!

This is definitely the shortest post I’m likely to make for a while. I just wanted to let people know that Book 1 of my Sons of Kings trilogy, Shadow of the Raven will be free on Amazon for three … 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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A Dream of Flight

Dreams about flying seem to be quite common. Perhaps it’s the fact that we humans simply can’t do it without the use of an aeroplane that causes them. We simply envy the birds, and in our dreams we allow our … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream . . .

This week I’ve been following a discussion on The Online Book Club regarding whether or not dream sequences should be used in novels. As with most things, opinions vary greatly. Some people see dreams as a useful method of imparting … Continue reading

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This Self Promotion Business Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds!

So I’ve got my book on Amazon. Now what do I do? As idiotic as that may sound, that’s exactly how I felt when I eventually published my book online. Being totally ignorant of the workings of online retailing, I thought … Continue reading

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To Contract Or Not To Contract, That Is The Question . . .

I’ve been mulling over this question for a while now. Most of us use word contractions in our everyday conversations – how stuffy our chatting would sound without them? Imagine saying to a best friend, ‘Let us go for a … Continue reading

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Accept our offering, mighty Thor . . .

The sun hung low in the near-cloudless sky, the late afternoon dry and cold with the promise of frost when darkness fell. Winter was nudging her icy nose into people’s lives and they did not relish the prospect. They’d done … Continue reading

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Shall I Get On With My writing – Or Just Read That Book?

Like most writers I’m a voracious reader.  I’ve read all my life and have no intention of stopping now – unless my eyesight suddenly packs in. Then, of course, there are always audio books . . . So what’s the … Continue reading

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