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The Blade’s fell Blow

I set myself the target of October 2017 to publish the final part of the Sorrow Song Trilogy; The Blade’s fell Blow. I do not normally impose deadlines on myself, I know from past experience that I do not work … Continue reading

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I had a Moment of Design Madness – Unless it Works of Course in Which Case it’s Genius!

I was looking around Amazon with my own novels as a starting point and I realised that there many fine examples of book covers out there. In fact it seems that everyone has upped their game with regards to covers. … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Dialogue

One aspect of my written work that I think has changed since I published ‘The War Wolf’ in 2013 is the dialogue. It is not a dramatic change and I am not talking about just grammar or spelling or punctuation, … Continue reading

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Can too much knowledge spoil your entertainment?

I surprised a friend recently by admitting that I did not like the Vikings television show. I had tried watching the first series, or season as they say in America, and just could not get into it. The same was … Continue reading

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Typographical Errors

Having written a book of a very different nature to the previous volumes in the Sorrow Song trilogy I decided to re-read both The War Wolf and For Rapture of Ravens so as to immerse myself back into the world … Continue reading

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POV – Literally a Point of View

In a novel the ‘point of view’ (POV) is considered one of the most crucial elements of telling a story. I had a customer complain about the fact that in ‘The War Wolf’ I used what seemed to them to … Continue reading

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Sex; I haven’t done it!

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 … Continue reading

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