Hello from upstate New York!
A mere seven years ago, in early 2012, most of you had never heard of me and I knew of almost NONE of you (who did not know me already in real life).
On Saturday morning, they suggested we all head to Gloucester Quays, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from their house. It is a newish – including partially indoor – outlets shopping area in Gloucester, on the riverfront.
In case you haven’t noticed, I pay attention to as much as I can when I’m traveling. You never know, as a writer, what you might be able to “use” someday. 😉
When I began writing that first book in 2012, I had thought it might interest mostly Americans. There is a group of Americans – I learned as a college lecturer – who love reading books about Europe, and especially about France.
I don’t want to think about “tech,” I’m trying to write books. But I will say…
Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday.
Hello from upstate New York! We’ve made it!
From the start of my blog here, I have been honest as to where I get lots of my books’ material. It’s not usually just off the top of my head. Indeed is entirely making anything up even, honestly, really possible?
It had been built in the 1870s by a minor “gentry” family that lived in it until the 1920s. Learning that, suddenly I wasn’t thinking about the 1940s. About now, the writer in me also emerged.
One other important reality I have learned in the ups and downs of writing since 2013 is this…
So that is what is coming next from me, probably during 2019.
Instagram as well as other social media platforms are just not nearly as flexible or personal as a blog.
No invading army ever took Pembroke Castle. Needless to say the café inside was never reached either, so no conqueror ever enjoyed one of its excellent cappuccinos.
I find one of the “sneaky” joys in fiction writing is basing characters, or important aspects of them, on living (or once living) people and only you know who he or she “really” is.