I have previously struggled to write a decent one, I did try before but it wasn’t very good so the other day I had another go at it as quite few people have been asking me what my still unfinished book is about. I didn’t look at the old one before writing this so hopefully […]Read more "My book blurb, again"
I downloaded this book with a considerable amount of trepidation. I meet the author at my writing groups and although I’ve not really spoken to her I would have found it rather embarrassing if I hated the book, or worse found it historically inaccurate. The book tells the story of Roman military doctor newly arrived […]Read more "The review I was dreading writing – Medicus by Ruth Downie"
I normally avoid politics on my blog, but this time I’m going make an exception. After quite a bit of deliberation I have decided how I am going to vote on this, but I’m keeping that to myself. What is really getting me quite cross under the collar is level of debate from both sides. […]Read more "European Union has it come to this?"
I have written a few reviews and have been surprised with how hard they are to write. I’ve settled on a layout that suites me and is a bit different from most other reviews I’ve read. If I have loved the book then they are a pleasure to write, but when the book has, in […]Read more "Writing reviews, is it a mistake?"
I came across this by accident when I was looking for a hashtag for my latest pointless tweet about my word count. Before finding, it I have been trying, and for once successfully, to write every day. I did try setting myself goals about how many posts, scenes and short stories I would write in […]Read more "Write every day in May"
Before I get in to my subject I would like to state I’m not having a pop at Americans, I know a few they are nice people (apart from Donald Trump). That last sentence was a bit misleading; I don’t know Trump. American English can cause a lot of problems for authors from the UK. […]Read more "American English"
I love the weekends, I know this isn’t exactly earth shattering news. Most of us, however much they like their jobs, look forward to weekend. I like to do serval different things on the weekend to make it feel special. One of the things I do is have a cup I only drink out off […]Read more "My weekend cup"