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Do you believe in the supernatural? Some unexplained happenings, plus my favourite supernatural stories

It’s time for another Round Robin, and this month, as it’s the month of Hallowe’en, our topic is all about the supernatural. Here’s our first question: Do you believe in angels, spirits, ghosts, demons or other ethereal beings or locations? I could write so much on this! I suppose the short answer is no, but…… Continue reading Do you believe in the supernatural? Some unexplained happenings, plus my favourite supernatural stories

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Creating heroes and villains – why good is bad and evil is fun

Today is another in our Round Robin series, and this month’s topic is pretty deep: “There is a precipice each character stands on–one side is too good to be true, the other side too evil to exist. What makes a character too good to believe? How evil can a main character become before they are…… Continue reading Creating heroes and villains – why good is bad and evil is fun

novels · romance · round robin · Uncategorized

How romance novels have changed in the past ten years; plus, is there still a place for “sweet romance”?

So, it’s getting on for the end of May and time for another Round Robin. This month we have two topics, both equally interesting. First up is: How have romance novels changed in the past ten years? My answer to that is: choice. There’s been lots written about the changes in publishing in the past…… Continue reading How romance novels have changed in the past ten years; plus, is there still a place for “sweet romance”?

a way from heart to heart · round robin

Going for a Ruby, or why I love the curry capital of Britain

Today I’m taking part in another Round Robin, and this month’s topic is “a favourite food or meal.” Well, since I live very close to Bradford…three guesses what meal I’m going to choose! Those who don’t live in the UK may not get the answer straightaway, but the rest will probably know that Bradford is…… Continue reading Going for a Ruby, or why I love the curry capital of Britain

round robin · the silk romance

Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire

This week I’m trying something new. I’m taking part in a Round Robin with several other authors, in which we all write an article on the same topic, and publish it on the same day. I’ve never written a post like this before, but I’m quite excited about it – especially about seeing what the…… Continue reading Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire