Tag Archives: Historical fiction

Step Forward Google Earth!

Welcome back, Tim Taylor, fellow Crooked Cat author, who has valiantly risen to my challenge and shares with us how he surmounted the problem of settings in his two excellent historical novels. Hello Jane!  Many thanks for hosting me! I understand … Continue reading

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Inveterate Pantser

I’ve never heard of a pantser before, but I can relate to the problems Rosalind Minett has when she’s writing. So often my characters run away with themselves… but then, it is quite exciting not knowing how your story will eventually get … Continue reading

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Giving The Tower its Moment

… Ghosts – And the Beating Heart of Things. Happy New Year! – and a warm welcome to Crooked Cat author, Jennifer Wilson, who has an original take on our Tower of London as the setting for her debut novel, Kindred Spirits. I … Continue reading

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SEVEN SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO FIND INSPIRATION

I am honoured to welcome Vanessa Couchman to my AUTHOR COUNTDOWN today. A freelance writer and author based in France, she runs a copywriting business, and is often asked the question: Where do you find inspiration? Inspiration is the magic key that opens … Continue reading

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Faction or Fiction

What an interesting piece this is, by an author I have admired since meeting her on Authonomy several years ago! Please meet Margaret Callow, who has recently signed a multi-book deal for her historical novels with publisher Holland House Books. There … Continue reading

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Writing In Different Genres

The word “genre” was never in my vocabulary before I tried to sell BREATH OF AFRICA to agents and publishers. I am now aware that it provides a convenient means of categorising the misty art of writing books, so that … Continue reading

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Tagging Historical Fiction Authors

In the latest game of tag for historical fiction authors on the blogosphere, we introduce the main character of our work in progress or soon to be published novel. Just to be different, I’ve decided to talk about the main … Continue reading

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