News from York Literary Festival

Lendal bridge across the Ouse on the morning of 25th March 2017 York and libraries hold a lot of memories for me. I’ve borrowed from and studied in libraries for as long as I can remember. Public, school, college, university and while researching A Time for...

Flashbacks and Backstory and Ghosts!

At a recent meeting of our writers’ group, Novelink (one of whom took part by email), we discussed the use of flashbacks and backstory in our work. We were talking about novels for which we had written the first, creative draft. These are my thoughts on the...

The adventure of writing a novel

Percival Guildhouse, Rugby This time last year, I had just started the first of what became 4 edits of my novel. I was anxious that I would miss errors in the text, but with Jan Fortune’s help, I completed the editing satisfactorily. Further along this writing...
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