On Saturday I sat down at my computer and restarted work on my fourth novel, ‘The Blade’s Fell Blow’. I was surprised how easy it was. Admittedly I had spent some time organising my work before actually sitting down and starting to write again, and this helped enormously. I knew where all my files where, … Continue reading Story writing is just make-believe recorded by the written word
I have not written about sex. There, I said it. I have written three novels and not one of them recounts a sexual encounter in any detail. It is not that I have lacked the opportunity, rather that I just that I did not take it, so to speak, when it arose in the story. … Continue reading Sex; I haven’t done it!
Writing Eugenica was something of an interruption to completing the Sorrow Song Trilogy in that it was both unplanned and unexpected. I think that at the time I finished For Rapture of Ravens, the second in the series, I needed a break from all things 1066. Eugenica gave me that break. Now, however, it is … Continue reading Returning to the Sorrow Song Trilogy
The Burton Agnes Jazz Festival – 2016 My wife used to live in the village of Burton Agnes when she was a child, the place has some very happy memories for her. Recently we went to visit the hall, which dates back to 1173, and this is how we discovered that there was a Jazz … Continue reading Jazz on the Lawn