As writers, How We Plan is a personal experience. How we approach our planning, our methods, interests and writing topics will vary. As an author of historical fiction there is a great degree of planning involved around the facts, bygone and ancient, that I'm looking to use within the storyline. Personally, the detail around the events within the … Continue reading How We Plan
With The Windmill now sitting on my bookshelf, the busy work of producing the second book has begun. Abstract ideas, listed on the story board now need to be checked out and joined up. The surprising thing when writing a book, is just how much time you spend on research. Delving in to books, archives … Continue reading Writing And Research Go Hand In Hand.
It seems the book is teasing us before going live on 28th November 2020. It would only be fair then to take a sneak preview inside, to allow 'your' journey to begin. So, here is an excerpt chapter from the beginning of the novel 'The Windmill'. I hope you enjoy it. The Windmill CONNECTIONS I A … Continue reading The Windmill – ‘Your’ Journey Begins.
In my previous blog I explained how my journey had begun. How my ideas had been shaped by experiences, developed and turned in to a manuscript. So I'd written a book...or so I'd thought! However, there was plenty more to do. Now the book had to be produced. And my learning journey continued. An extensive … Continue reading The Windmill, the story begins.
Well, I decided to write a novel after thinking about many different things I discovered whilst studying archaeology and history and whilst researching into genealogy. Life experiences had accompanied me, but as yet I had not assimilated them in to my thoughts. Upon assisting a friend with her genealogical research, I then wanted to investigate my … Continue reading Are our lives already in a book? Do we just need to write it?
So, Liadan and Kurithir in an ancient story, over a thousand years old. A bardic tale spoken over the years, parts are made into myths and may become legends. Can we today, connect with our feelings in a deeper way than just feeling love, as shown in the tale by our ancestors in the past. Feelings … Continue reading Power of coincidence?
A Celtic tale of love and loss, deception and deceit. Part V. Kurithir and his loyal friend, Prince Flann set off to confront Aevil and to seek the truth. What will be the cost of this quest to Flann and his friend? THE raiders were gone from Connaught and the work of the chiefs was … Continue reading Lies from the past do not lay forever.
A Celtic tale of love and loss, deception and deceit. Part III. Aveil had thoughts of a trap. One that would drive a wedge between the newly found lovers, Liadan and Kurithir. Moria did as she was instructed. Summoning Aillain to Aveil's chambers. All the while Kurithir grew sick of Aveil’s efforts to … Continue reading Can our lives be guided by dreams? Is there such a thing as a simple dream?
We left our story in Part I with Kurithir gazing up at Liadan, who had been locked in her room by her sister, Aevil. It was dawn the day after they had first set adoring eyes upon each other. Part 2 continues: The day was fair and all went riding gaily to a neighbour’s castle … Continue reading A Celtic tale of love and loss, deception and deceit. Part II.
Welcome to my first blog. A series that I hope will introduce you to the wonders that I have discovered over a decade of piecing together so much. So much in the way of enlightening me to the knowledge of the history of a family, how turns of events in that past have worked through … Continue reading Genealogy…isn’t it wonderful? Who knew it would lead to this?