Five photos that show how a writer’s voice evolved

Author Sharon Booth – member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and fellow Yorkshire lass – has a series of posts on her blog this year inviting writers to share five photos that mean something to them. The authors’ posts have been fascinating, funny and moving. When it came to my turn to take part, I knew more or less the direction I wanted the post to go in, and I spent a lot of time mulling over old photos until I’d found the right fit.

I used my photos to show how my writer’s voice developed, and I’m reblogging it here…

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Five Photos…with Helena Fairfax

My guest today is writer and editor Helena Fairfax. I bumped into Helena at an event in York some months ago, but somehow missed her at the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, even though I obviously attended at least one of the same talks! When I started this feature, way back in the mists of time, I did so because I’d been browsing through some forgotten discs that contained very old family photographs. It got me thinking about the records we keep, what the people who come after us will find, and what they will think of us and our lives when all they have to go on are a few faded pictures. It made me think about how important photos really are, and it made me wish with all my heart that I had pictures of more of my ancestors. So it was fascinating for me when I opened Helena’s post and discovered what she’d chosen to write about and why. I can totally relate to this and I’m sure many of you who follow this feature will relate to it, too… 

To read more of the post, click here to go to Sharon’s blog…


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