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Glory and Gore – or how the 17th century inspired Christina to write fiction spiced with time-slip

Taa-daa! Time for guest number two in my 17th century fest. Today’s guest has a thing about Prince Rupert. I most definitely do NOT – but I’ve decided to forgive Christina for this, as I suspect it is mostly Rupert’s long locks that set her heart a-flutter. I met Christina in 2012. There I was, …

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Much Medieval Mayhem – A Roman history enthusiast carves a new world from medieval chaos!

Today is the day I kick off the collaborative medieval event here on my blog. You, my dear lucky readers, will over the coming eight weeks or so have the opportunity to meet up with a number of writers who share the medieval bug with me–in one way or the other. As I wrote in …

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Much Medieval Mayhem – here we come

Right: I’m going to come straight out and admit it. I am an overachiever. Always have been, always will be, which is why I have not contented myself with organising one multiple contributor event on my blog this autumn – I am going for two. The only other person I know off who does something …

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Glory and Gore – meet Andrea, 17th C lady, enthusiast and writer!

Remember how I told you a week or so ago that I would be hosting a blog featuring writers who have a passionate relationship with the 17th century? Well, dear peeps, today I am very happy to introduce my first guest, Andrea Zuvich. I almost called her “my first 17th century guest” but that would …

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Characters are like cotton candy – or spinning people out of the whispers in my head

Sometimes, people ask me how I create my characters. I never quite know how to answer, because I’m not sure I have a standardised process. Rephrase: I definitely don’t have a standardised process. First of all, sometimes my characters sort of pop up all ready to go. That is the case with Matthew Graham, my …

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A lady with a bite – meet fab writer Sayara StClair

I first came across Sayara’s books via twitter. (Yes, I am one of those who actually BUY books based on tweets) At the time, Sayara had published the second in her Dante’s Purgatory series, an erotic BDSM novel that was far more complex than your standard erotic romance. When she published Master Me, the third …

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Gripping a lightsabre in a medieval world – Meet Char Newcomb

Ha! I bet that headline had your eyebrows travelling upwards. Seriously: a lightsabre in a medieval setting? Well, no, of course not: Char may excel at writing taut action scenes in her medieval novels, but she steers clear from anachronisms, and a lightsabre in the hand of Prince John would be…ludicrous (and scarily intriguing)   …

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Dressing a Naked Gorgeous Georgian Nobleman

Today, I have a real treat for you. And yes, I realise the title is a giveaway – naked and gorgeous, hey? Now, those who know me – or follow my blog – will know I don’t write much about the Georgian period. I have little liking for the Hanoverian kings and while I can …

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A new (and fun) twist to promotion!

Some people go out of their way to help other writers get their moment in the limelight. Helen Hollick is one such person – and seriously, I suspect she has some very, very special mushrooms growing in a wardrobe somewhere that she munches daily to keep her energy up. Since some years, she runs Discovering …

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Of emotional wrecks and other writing hazards

“Do writers in general suffer from low self-confidence?” hubby asked me the other day. Hmm. I would not describe myself as low on confidence. Low on self-esteem, yes, but that’s another matter. Or maybe it isn’t, because if your self-esteem is a bit shaky you become vulnerable as to what other people think of you—and …

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