September is coming to a close and I have not done anywhere near as much work as I had hoped. My recent surgery and the many complications that have arisen as a result of it certainly have not helped. However, I do not feel like having another moan. Although I have been somewhat discomfited by … Continue reading Following the Muse and not the Market
One of the themes that I have picked up on recently while doing some research on promotional work is that an author should identify their audience and tailor their writing accordingly. I have to admit that this idea has never really convinced me. It seems to have been borrowed from the commercial market. I suppose … Continue reading What Kind of Author Should I Be?
When writing a book a certain degree of research is necessary. When writing a book in the genre of historical fiction an awful lot of research is necessary. The question is; how accurate should you be in your depiction of the facts that?I have mentioned preciously that the author Bernard Cornwell once said that a … Continue reading How far should accuracy go in literature?