Category Archives: Writing

Writing Historical Fiction: Make Sure You Write the Right Thing

Write the Right Thing: nailing the genre by E.M Powell Continue reading

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Historical Perspective: Appealing to Modern Readers

Originally posted on A Writer of History:
Cryssa Bazos and I met while attending a writer’s workshop in Toronto several years ago. We stayed in touch, occasionally checking in with one another on writing related developments while offering encouragement and…

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NaNoWriMo from the other side

I’ve learned something about my writing process by doing NaNoWriMo and how it can help (or hurt) the scenes I churn out. Continue reading

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A Village

Originally posted on Sharon Overend:
Every once in awhile, I think I should, must, no other option available, quit writing. It isn’t that I don’t want to write, it’s that I think I can’t write well enough, basically that I…

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The benefits of a critique group

Author Sharon Overend speaks to CBC Radio about the benefits of writing groups and inspires me to muse about my own experience. Continue reading

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An Ode to Mary Stewart

On the 101st anniversary of novelist Mary Stewart, I reflect on her inspiration. Continue reading

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Historical Perspective and the Modern Audience

Balancing historical sensibilities for the modern reader is one of the biggest challenges for the historical fiction author. Continue reading

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