How We Write…

As writers, How We Write is a personal experience. How we approach our writing, our methods, interests and writing topics will vary.  All these considerations, conscious or otherwise, are there even before we sit down. Writers will have their own routines before putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. We might start with a drink of … Continue reading How We Write…

Why We Write…

For me, creating a book has been an education and an enlightenment into the world of 'writing'. A true learning experience. One, I am pleased to say, that is still continuing. A quote I read by George Orwell made me think about Why I Write. ‘I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without … Continue reading Why We Write…

Christmas Special Offer: The Windmill.

Limited edition signed copy of THE WINDMILL Available for Christmas Only £8.99 (inc. P&P)(Sorry UK customers only) Please contact for international shipping Enjoy a quiet, cosy moment with your 'new' favourite book. Please subscribe and follow my blog. Share with your friends, those that you feel might like to think about some of the subjects … Continue reading Christmas Special Offer: The Windmill.

THE WINDMILL: One Year Old Today!

What better way to celebrate the day with its first official outing at the Christmas market I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. HAPPY ONE YEAR OLD TODAY Please subscribe and follow my blog. Share with your friends, those that you feel might like to think about some of the subjects in … Continue reading THE WINDMILL: One Year Old Today!

The Windmill, Connections I What are Connections? There are three ‘Connections’ stories throughout The Windmill. They are mysterious… and for good reason. No, we do not know yet when they are set. What are they about and why do some characters relate to them…to dream of them? It begins with Connections I and will further connect to II … Continue reading The Windmill, Connections I

Remembrance: Writers as Nurses in The British Red Cross

With Remembrance Sunday approaching on 14th November in the UK, it is a time of reflection for those who gave their lives in military campaigns or had their lives taken from them due to conflict. Whilst searching through archives, I stumbled upon a familiar logo. An organisation that seems to be ever-present and at the … Continue reading Remembrance: Writers as Nurses in The British Red Cross

Halloween and The Windmill

Halloween is here once more. Are there any mysterious connections in The Windmill? Ginny who is one of the main characters in the first part of the book, The Windmill, has been bequeathed a house, by her Great Aunt Florence. Nobody in the family can recall anything about Florence who disappeared whilst on a mission … Continue reading Halloween and The Windmill

Introducing K L A Editorial Services

#Copyediting and #Proofreading Here to make your writing dream a reality. Would you like help with a final copyedit and proofread to finish your manuscript and publish your book? I have self-published my debut novel The Windmill. The experience I gained in writing and producing my book will help you, the aspiring author, shape your … Continue reading Introducing K L A Editorial Services

Silent Curiosity

A character introduced in Book One of the series, The Windmill, becomes an integral part of Book Two. The poem is written by this character and features within Book Two. But who is this character, who might the subject of the lines be, and where and when was it discovered... Silent Curiosity I look upon … Continue reading Silent Curiosity

Boswell in Holland 1763-1764

James Boswell's adventures in Holland begin where his London Journal 1762-1763 finished.These accounts were not published until 1952, and many of the papers for this journal were lost in Boswell's own lifetime. As yet, they have never been recovered. When Boswell left Holland in June 1764, he packed his journal and left them with a … Continue reading Boswell in Holland 1763-1764