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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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New paperback!

‘A Scent of Roses’ is now out in paperback. It’s the first of my novels never to have been in a print book before, and the only novel for which I’ve done all the publishing, first as an ebook and … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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A very good review?

Every author loves a good review. We all wish that every one of the readers of our books would give us at least 3 stars and say something nice about our writing. Apart from anything else, good reviews on Amazon … Continue reading

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Ruthless Revision

I should have known it was mistake. Being married to a man with an aversion to history, and no historical sense at all, is not perhaps ideal for a writer of historical novels. What’s more, I never, ever, let anyone … Continue reading

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Taming the ‘wild child’

Bestselling author Wendy Robertson calls it the ‘wild child’. A good name, I think, for the impulse a writer draws on for the first draft of a new novel. Wendy herself does her first drafts in longhand, with pen and … Continue reading

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Disciplined writing

There’s one thing I’ve known almost as long as I’ve been a writer: you must make time for writing. I guess every writer has experienced that moment when someone met by chance, learning what you do, says ‘I could write … Continue reading

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