Category Archive for: ‘Words and their Meaning’

Are you a Once only reader or a Re-reader?

I read, a lot – every single day – and I write (most days), so words swirl around inside my head all the time. Because of that I can get easily distracted as words other than those I’m reading pop into my thoughts. It can be a real problem – sometimes I forget or confuse character names, sometimes I even …

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The Cornish Knot rings true

It is always pleasing to receive a review on a social media site or a readers’ site, it is even more pleasing when a reader takes the time to find your contact details (mine are always at the end of my books) and write you a personal message. I received one such message a couple of days ago: I have …

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My Seat at the Round Table Discussion – Historical Fiction rocks.

I was asked to answer a series of fascinating questions about historical fiction. You can check out my answers where they appear with those of several other authors on Sophie Schiller’s Historical Fiction Round Table. This quote by GK Chesterton almost matches word for the word what I said at the Round Table discussion. My books are all about those …

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Crossing the oceans of time

A gap year is for kids, right? A time when the young ones do their OE (overseas experience) either between school and university or before they take on full time employment. Traditionally, yes, but can you take a gap year at any age? We think so. After more than eighteen months of planning prior to the executive half retiring in …

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Observations on developing characters

Our three-month sojourn in our caravan around the South Island came to an end and we returned home to our normal life – whatever that is. So far, the new normal doesn’t have the rhythm and routine of the old normal as we adapt to life without a timetable. Nor will we find that rhythm in the next few months …

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