I have finished the second part of the Sorrow song Trilogy!Well, almost. The actual writing part is complete. I am now in the process of formatting the manuscript in Sigil, an epub file creator. I write using Microsoft’s Word, which I find to be an excellent word-processor, and as I use more than one computer … Continue reading Two Thirds There
I suppose it depends what type of writer you are, whether you are a planner who gets everything sorted well before the creative writing starts or if you are more like me, someone who prefers to get the heart of the story onto the page and then go back and sort things out a bit? There … Continue reading Insertions do not have to be painful!
I have decided to make the first chapter of my book, The War Wolf, free to download in pdf format. The fact is that it is about time that I got something out there and while the book is being finalised for that very event why not, I thought, put out a taster? Well, what's … Continue reading As a prelude to publishing…
Most British people can name at least one battle from 1066; the Battle of Hastings. In fact this is the one event that seems to encapsulate the very essence of 1066 as a subject; the killing of King Harold and (almost) inevitable Norman Conquest of England.Some people can also name a second, earlier encounter; the … Continue reading The Forgotten Battle of 1066
One of the features of the Anglo-Saxon social structure was its’ obsession with class. There were three basic classes, the ceorls or peasants, the theigns or landowners, and the eoldermen or nobility. These classes were further subdivided again creating a ladder for the socially mobile to climb.The ceorls were the most numerous and, therefore, the … Continue reading The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Peasants
It’s not something you expect the day after you put down the manuscript and say to yourself; “that’s finished then!” but there’s that little voice inside your head, whispering like Gollum; “you know he’s right precious!”He was right and I was wrong.The thing is if you ask people to read your manuscript and give you … Continue reading It’s Late in the Day but it is Necessary