Selfish writing

I'm not a fan of the modern day mantra, 'just do what's right for you'. Controversial, I know, but it doesn't seem logical to me. I may be being a bit Vulcan about it (yes, that's a Trek reference and I'm going with it), but it seems to me, only thinking about oneself isn't doing [...]

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The Creative Psyche needs sleep

It's amazing what sleep does for one. It can be entirely too easy to dismiss the qualities of decent sleep. When we're in this busy, fast-paced, always-connected world, sleep can often be consigned to when we're dead. I kind of get this mentality. As a person who loves a to-do list, to plan, to make [...]

Reconfiguring: Why attending the HNS conference is essential

I attended my first writing conference at the beginning of September. It was the Historical Novel Society conference held in the beautiful town of Oxford and it was a truly wonderful day. You see, I've never experienced it, that incredibly swell of excitement when you walk through a crowd of writers. When you know that every [...]

Taking a break in Canterbury

I bought one of those worlds at the King's English bookshop, a particularly crooked house, in Canterbury. I collect older Georgette Heyer's and added The Conquerer to my collection on my trip. The 17th century house is also known as Sir John Boys House and is reputedly mentioned in the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

I left a piece of my heart in Scotland

I've also left a piece of my heart in Cornwall, so apparently I'm becoming rather careless over the article, but those are the only two places as of yet. It takes something spectacular to capture a piece of my heart, there are certain criteria that need to be met, and writing them down in this [...]

FREE BOOKS…well, if that doesn’t get you to click then perhaps we shouldn’t have a blogging relationship…

Haha! You clicked! In fact, let me just roll out the villain laugh, MWAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course, I'm kidding, for those who don't click through, we can still have a blogging relationship, but to be quite frank, if you're not interested in books you'll find my blog rather dull. January can be quite a drear month, [...]

I suppose resolutions are in order

I suppose resolutions are in order. This is the time when on my blog I should tell you that I will, in 2015, be blogging thrice a day, that they will be stirring, inspiring and utterly motivational, that I will have them hand-delivered via carrier-pigeon... or does that make them bird-claw-delivered? I don't know. I [...]