Planning Ahead

I was going to illustrate this post with a picture of my plan for the month, which now includes a mini-plan for the rest of the year as well, but I realised just in time that I'd scrawled an idea for Pitkirtly XIV on the corner of the page in my planning notebook. Some people …

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Pitkirtly XIII comes out of the shadows

I started work on the first draft of 'Pitkirtly XIII' on the 1st of April, and I have just written 'The End' today. There is still some more to be done in terms of tidying up and making sure it makes sense.  One of the last lines in the draft is this: ‘It all makes sense!’ …

Berlin Background

I was just wondering whether to share some of my background research for 'A Quest in Berlin' when I suddenly remembered my Pinterest board. I am never quite sure about Pinterest as I've struggled to find a use for it in the past and my first few boards had clunky titles like 'Places where I …

Hello again, Berlin!

I've spent the past few weeks, or at least the parts of them that haven't been taken up with going for therapeutic walks followed by even more therapeutic lie-downs, finding excuses to go out to lunch, and emergency vet's appointments, editing 'A Quest in Berlin', the next novel in the Quest series. Today, to the …

Writing about the 1950s

This post is part of a historical fiction promotion by a number of writers on the 12th and 13th of November 2016. Here are some links to take you to cheap and free ebooks that fall into the historical category: The 99cent Historical Fiction eBooks  http://www.histfiction.com/history-blog/99-cent-historical-fiction-promotions The free Historical Fiction: Free Historical Fiction eBooks http://www.histfiction.com/history-blog/free-historical-fiction You …