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From contemporary to historical – is switching genres the right thing to do? #amwriting

Another month and another authors’ Round Robin, and this month’s topic has come at a good time for me again. Thanks for setting the theme, Robin Courtright. I really love these monthly posts. They’re thought-provoking and they’re like therapy! This month’s question is: In what time period do you prefer to set your stories –…… Continue reading From contemporary to historical – is switching genres the right thing to do? #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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Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)

“Noon was chill and misty when they reached the park.  Although a scattering of hopeful crocuses had pushed their way through the grassland, the chill damp of winter continued to hang in the air.  She had swathed herself in a woolly scarf and hat.  Only her eyes and broad cheekbones were showing, invigorated by the…… Continue reading Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)