Tag Archives: victorian

Why I wrote a book

I didn’t set out to be an author. The fact is, when the idea of writing a novel kept nudging itself into my mind, I did everything I could to resist it. I am a scientist by training, and creative … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Can Write a Book!

Can I write a book? That was the question I asked three years ago when I put my first post on this site. It had taken me three years to write the post in the first place as I was … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twelve Things to do Prior to Launching a Book

If I’d known then, what I know now, would I have ever written a book? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly over recent weeks and if I’m being perfectly honest, I think the answer would be no! That’s … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suffer the little children

Originally posted on Writer's Lot:
As people’s interest in family history continues to grow, many people will be shocked to see the high infant mortality rate in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. Causes of death you may come…

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Becoming a Published Author

Condemned by Fate – Now Published! It all happened quite quickly and quietly really. After months of pulling together my short story, reworking it after the editing, making sure the formattin… Source: Becoming a Published Author

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Becoming a Published Author

Condemned by Fate – Now Published! It all happened quite quickly and quietly really. After months of pulling together my short story, reworking it after the editing, making sure the formatting was right and then navigating my way through the IRS … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When Writing Fiction Based on Real Life – Should you Change Character Names?

When I started my writing journey, I used the real names of the characters. It wasn’t because I was being lazy, it was because I was writing about  my ancestors and I wanted to ‘connect’ with them and know who … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evolving world of book reviews

Originally posted on A Writer of History:
Although traditional media remain a source for book reviews, social media and online sites play an ever-increasing role in how readers choose and discuss books. What can be said about the evolving world of…

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Write What You Know?

I’ve often come across the phrase Write What You Know. I think it’s meant to help, but while it may make life easier I don’t actually believe it’s necessary. I’m glad I hadn’t heard the advice before I started writing otherwise it would … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New Look

Maybe it’s due to the start of a new year, but I’ve two very exciting pieces of news this month. The first is that I have now finished the first draft of my book (:D), and the second, which you … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment