Starting at the beginning seems like a very good idea. It occurred to me that my writing style has changed significantly over the years. I have learnt a lot when it comes to writing, it would be a shame if I could not say that. Of course, I am mindful of the fact that different genres can require different styles of writing. Historical Fiction, especially in my Saxon Trilogy, is more descriptive. I discovered a need for this when friends read my early manuscript. It is easy to assume that everyone knows what Saxons wore into battle or how they dressed on special occasions, but the truth is, not everyone does. I realised that I needed to describe even certain common-day articles so that those readers who knew little of the Anglo-Saxon world understood what I was talking about. Other genres, Science Fiction or Thrillers for example, tend to require less descriptive passages and move more quickly as a consequence.
The first novel that I wrote was ‘The War Wolf’ so this is where I want to begin this series. I have attached below a pdf file version of the opening prologue to the book. Please, download it, read it, and then come back to me to discuss any points that you may have.
I will publish each chapter in turn and follow them with some comments of my own. I look forward to hearing from you.