Publishing State of Treason as an Audio Book

By Paul Walker Audio books – should I bother? I was a new author of historical fiction with three books published in fifteen months. Paperback and Kindle sales were going well and I had been asked by readers and potential listeners when the audio version would be published. My wife had been a fan ofContinue reading “Publishing State of Treason as an Audio Book”

ELIZABETHAN ADVENTURERS AND SHIP NAVIGATION

My first novel, State of Treason was half written when my writing veered away from its planned structure and took off in an unexpected direction. More than a minor diversion, I had to halt writing and research the background to this new sub-plot. I shouldn’t have been surprised. The book was an Elizabethan thriller set inContinue reading “ELIZABETHAN ADVENTURERS AND SHIP NAVIGATION”

WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION – INSPIRATION OR PLANNING

Inspiration seems so much more creative and worthy than the structured and methodical act of planning, and it’s tempting to emphasise the former in any success as a writer I might enjoy. But looking back, there is no doubt that writing the William Constable historical thrillers was more the result of planning over years thanContinue reading “WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION – INSPIRATION OR PLANNING”

RESEARCH FOR HISTORICAL FICTION

I’m not a historian and had read very little history non-fiction in the years leading up to 2018. So, I was under no illusion that writing my first work of historical fiction was going to take a lot of research. It was going to be my second attempt at writing a novel. The first, aContinue reading “RESEARCH FOR HISTORICAL FICTION”