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How to get reviews for your novel #amwriting

  This month’s question for our authors’ Round Robin was suggested by Victoria Chatham, and it’s another excellent topic… “Love ’em or hate ’em, reviews help sell books – but how to get them?” I’m so glad this question has come up this month, because I’d love to know the answer myself! I’m looking forward to hearing what the…… Continue reading How to get reviews for your novel #amwriting

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How to research a location you haven’t actually been to #amwriting

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, or read any of my books, you’ll know how important setting is to me in my writing. In this post about Richmond Park, for example, I wrote about how I tried to combine the setting for The Antique Love with the theme of the book, and how I used…… Continue reading How to research a location you haven’t actually been to #amwriting

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags #writetip #amwriting

Ryan Lanz runs the excellent blog A Writer’s Path – a great resource for writers, full of ideas and writing tips. I’m delighted to welcome Ryan here today with an excellent post on the do’s and don’ts of dialogue tags. I’m just in the process of editing my next novel, so his article has come at just…… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags #writetip #amwriting

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One hundred years since the Battle of the Somme

On August 1st 2014 I published this post to mark hundred years since the start of World War One. Today marks one hundred years since the Battle of the Somme, and in remembrance of all those who died I’m reposting it here. * * * Flowers from Hell: Letters from my Great-Uncle in WW1 On…… Continue reading One hundred years since the Battle of the Somme

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Romancing the Word – an event for book lovers and romance readers @TamLitFest

    This weekend I made my way down south from my home in Yorkshire to the town of Tamworth in the West Midlands to take part in an event called Romancing the Word. This whole day devoted to romantic fiction was organised by book blogger Tina Williams as part of Tamworth LitFest. Tina and Caroline Barker…… Continue reading Romancing the Word – an event for book lovers and romance readers @TamLitFest