Wednesday, 28 September 2016

How I Write #16: A Sense of Place

How do you decide on where to set your story? In some cases this may be dictated by story type or the basic premise you have in mind. However, if it's open, I do believe the old adage 'write what you know' is valuable.

Of course, with the Internet, it is easy to research any place and get history, images, and maps. Nevertheless, I think it's far easier to express a sense of place if you have been there yourself, even if only once or for a brief time.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Rainbow Snippets: 24 September 2016 - From 'He That Plays The King'

Saturday's here again! Time for more Rainbow Snippets.

Today I thought I'd share something from a work I have literally just (yesterday) submitted to the publisher. We'll have to wait and see if it's accepted....

It is a contemporary MM retelling of Hamlet, and if the publisher accepts the story, I hope to write other Shakespeare retellings and make a little series out of it. Fingers crossed.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Book Review: The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann

Title: The Reluctant Empress
Author: Brigitte Hamann
Publisher: Ullstein
Publication Date: 2000 (1982)
Pages: 422
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction / Biography
Source: Gift

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday Top Ten: 19th Century Novels

1)   Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
2)   Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3)   Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
4)   Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
5)   Tess of the D'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy
6)   Daniel Deronda - George Elliot
7)   Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
8)   Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
9)   Dracula - Bram Stoker
10) Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky