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”