When you’re devising a timeline for your historical crime novel but you need to do your sums to work out who’s supposed to be doing what and when. #amwriting #amwritingcrime #cannaespellnumbersRead More What? When?
More novel research. This interesting lady is Frances Willard. She’s learning how to ride her bike ‘Gladys’ in 1895, aged 53. From her book ‘A Wheel Within A Wheel’. #gaunyerselfrancesRead More A bicycle named ‘Gladys’
Soooo, this little beauty arrived today. And that’s my afternoon research sorted then. #feetup#coffeetime☕️❤️ #VileDeedsRead More History of the Glasgow Herald – Novel Research
Currently sacrificing my 10,000 word APR submission to the Old Gods. That’s how it’s done, isn’t it? That’s how you progress to the next year of the MFA? #amwriting #crimefiction #historicalcrime #viledeeds #amediting #murderpenRead More APR Submission Time
This picture represents my first steps in progressing from writing short stories to tackling longer fiction. I mean, the longest piece I’ve ever written in one story world is 5,000 words. So, to have over 13,000 proper, crafted words, it’s an absolute bloody joy. Yes, I know many of you reading this will have written […]Read More First Steps into Novel Writing
I like to judge the productivity of my writing day by the amount of biscuit crumbs on my jumper. This has been a VERY productive day. #amwritingRead More Crumbs!
Every time I embark on a major story, I must create a small physical presence of it in my writing room just to make sure the story world comes alive for me. E.g. I have a tree stump altar which I created for my witchcraft graphic novel and I’m about to embark on a model […]Read More Time for a little bit of Creepy
I’ve enjoyed working on this illuminated short story collection so far. The only part I didn’t fancy was descending into the prison pit at Dundonald Castle. But as this is where the second of the Dundonald Tales takes place, I didn’t have much choice. Photos had to be taken.Read More Ablow Stairs: The things we writers do in the name of research…