Whilst writing Winter Downs and the world of my heroine, Rose ‘Bunch’ Courtney, there were many things that required some careful research. The first that came to mind was the knotty problem of rationing. Conducting a small straw poll the general perception of many people seems to be that rationing came in with a bang… Read More The World of Bunch: part one
‘Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…’ That line has been running through my head all of this morning, and though Scott doubtless had specific thoughts of lust and betrayal at its heart when he first penned Marmion (which is, after all, essentially crime fiction), I’ve always thought it apt for writers in… Read More Echoes of Scott
Today is my Authors Electric day Here Talking about browser histories!
We all unearthed some tattered item that has lain at the bottom of a cupboard for years and thrown it out only to find a use for is three days later.
Beginning a new piece of writing is always exciting, especially in that dry period that, in my case at least, invariably follows a major project.
When walking to the High Street I sometimes (health allowing) make a slight detour through the church yard. It is a beautifully peaceful place whatever the season.
I suspect most writers are people-watchers. We can’t help ourselves. We are world class busy-bodies who excuse our nosiness as research… allegedly. With that in mind I relay the following in the interests of character development. On the way back from Central Library in Stoke yesterday Peter and I decided to stop off at the local… Read More Close Encounter of the Gravy Kind