Tag Archives: research

When Your Book is more than One Book

The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom should be finished by now, but I am still struggling to complete it. I think that I have realised the problem; it is not just one book. I do not know exactly how many … Continue reading

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Writing the Big Battle Scenes

One of the things that really annoys me as both a writer and a reader is poorly executed battle scenes. So often I find them to be disappointing. Many authors seem to adopt a vague approach to writing these scenes, … Continue reading

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A Little Goes a Long Way

Over the weekend I got some cheering news. First, a reader posted a 5 Star Review of ‘Eugenica’, which is always uplifting. As I wrote recently, this is my most personal book and it means an awful lot to me. … Continue reading

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Fiction is an Escape from Reality

Fiction, any kind of fiction is an escape from reality. It is not a question of genre it is a question of need. Human beings need to escape every once and a while into their own imagination. This is hardly … Continue reading

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Fantasy is not an easy option

My son is a big fan of ‘Game of Thrones’, not just the television series, he reads the books as well. He had hoped that I would enjoy the series with him but after the first season I just lost … Continue reading

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