The Long and Winding Road. The journey of a Wannabe Writer #MondayBlogs #Writing #EverHopeful

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
I wrote for years before letting anyone read my work. If I was self-deluded; if it was rubbish, I didn’t want to be told. I enjoyed my “little hobby” (as it was once described by a family member). But then I began to enter my short stories into competitions. Sometimes…

Red for Right by GB Williams

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In our How I Write series, our Crime Cymru authors share their insights into the writing process. This week, GB Williams talks about the importance of editing and of working with a good editor. Red for Right Every reader, and every good author, knows that good editing is as vital…

And On The Seventh Day I Published: the joys of world-building

All fiction writers have a God complex – they want to be a creator. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, in which a scientist usurped the role of God by creating a sentient creature. It was intended to be regarded as a shocking blasphemy that could only lead to disaster, but it’s something that fiction writers haveContinue reading “And On The Seventh Day I Published: the joys of world-building”

Caught Doing the Bear by Leslie Scase

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Each week, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to tell us a bit about themselves and their writing. In this fascinating article, Leslie Scase tackles the difficult matter of getting the language right in historical fiction. In this article I am going to express some of my personal views on the…

INSIDE OUT: a journey to the centre of the mind.

My new book, Inside Out, published May 12th, is a book about a journey. It wouldn’t be the first, because journeys have always been more than a means of getting from A to B. Hogwart wizards can apparate, transporting instantly to another place, but that hardly counts. A proper journey is a voyage of discoveryContinue reading “INSIDE OUT: a journey to the centre of the mind.”

Pantser (Sociopath) or Plotter (Psychopath)? Take my quiz! #Writing #humor

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
A look back inspired by Greg Small’s essay here. A friend asked me to tell her how to write a book. “Um…you just type words,” I told her. “With, you know… a computer. There are some books on writing and stuff. I’ve never read any of them, but I hear…

Past, Present and Future: histfic v scifi

I’ve had six novels published, some contemporary, some historical, and now I’m going mad and publishing a SciFi novel set a couple of centuries in the future. In theory, it should be more of a challenge to write about a time that we know nothing about and situations that may never happen, with people whoContinue reading “Past, Present and Future: histfic v scifi”

The Write Place – My Writing Space by Thorne Moore

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Every now and then, one of our Crime Cymru authors is brave enough to offer us a glimpse of the place where they write. This week, Thorne Moore shows off the tidiest desk any of us has ever seen, and reveals the beautiful spot where the writing really happens. This is…

Coming Shortly: Inside Out

I write domestic noir, psychological crime and historical mysteries. I have six novels out there (and more on the way), and I think I’ve got the hang of it, so any sane person would stick with it. But instead I am now side-stepping into Science Fiction. Why? Mainly because of Covid-19. The first lock-down ofContinue reading “Coming Shortly: Inside Out”