Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’

L. P. Hartley wrote: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” This, as every historical novelist will tell you, is true. But perhaps it is an oversimplification. Perhaps the past is not just one foreign country, but several. Is the process for writing historical fiction the same regardless of the eraContinue reading “Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’”

A Pretty Pants Week

So, this week was pretty pants. Although I’ll be posting this on Monday, I’m writing the post now – hence me speaking about a pants week (it wouldn’t make sense if I said it on a Monday at the beginning of the week – it’d be a pretty negative and fortune-telling way of thinking ofContinue reading “A Pretty Pants Week”

The Aftermath

On the lead up to the launch I was concentrating hard on blogging about my book, not that that’s a bad thing, but now the book is officially ‘out-there’, I am sat in the unladylike position of a resigned slump, a sigh escaping my mouth and a crooked half-smile playing about my lips as IContinue reading “The Aftermath”

Photos of a Book Signing for The Widow’s Redeemer

So, I have put together a post today showing you the photos taken at a book signing I did on the 16th December at Winchester Family Church! We had already sold about half the books before the church service had even started! Me and my special fountain pen. It was a gift from my parentsContinue reading “Photos of a Book Signing for The Widow’s Redeemer”

Philippa Jane Keyworth Is Getting Published!

I am back from holidays and I have some fantastic news. Yes, you’ve guessed correctly if you have read the title: I’m Getting Published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There aren’t actually enough exclamation marks on the end of that statement! I am so very, completely, totally, wholly, entirely, utterly, absolutely from top to bottom and tip to toe EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Continue reading “Philippa Jane Keyworth Is Getting Published!”

SEX SELLS – So Do Books….

No, I’m not going to tell you how to write a good sex scene. But I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks and as it is a rather controverisal subject I kept my twitching typing fingers at bay. Now however, I feel ready to talk about it….Sex that is…..Well, Sex inContinue reading “SEX SELLS – So Do Books….”

Characterisation and Causation

I have been challenged recently and thought I would share the challenge with you all. The challenge I have faced is in reference to writing characters. The thing is, I guess one has to learn that one cannot simply decide that their hero is going to be broody and cynical because that’s attractive and that’sContinue reading “Characterisation and Causation”

What People Think Pt 2

Do you know what? I was going to write something expanding on this comment my good friend Clare left on this post about caring what people think. When I re-read it however, I realised that Clare had already said it far better than I would and it would be good just to post her commentContinue reading “What People Think Pt 2”

I don’t care what you think….much

I’m not blogging about any of this Valentine’s day claptrap! Just kiddin’, but seriously, I’m not….I’m going to blog about something intrinsic to the majority of human beings – It is interesting that we all care what people think isn’t it? ….scratch that…..It’s ANNOYING! Why is it that we are exactly what Mumford & SonsContinue reading “I don’t care what you think….much”

6048 Hours

Thanks to the idea in my last post, in 6048 Hours = 252 Days = 36 weeks = 9 months… Well actually, seeing as it’s February already I’m giving myself 8 months = 32 weeks = 224 days = 5376 hours to write a minimum of 3 books but hopefully more…. Impressive? Well, only ifContinue reading “6048 Hours”