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Is your editor your servant or your master?

Is your editor your servant or your master?

As an author whose books are set in the past, servants and masters often come up, and the idea of a hierarchy based on who pays who. (see this post) Also as an author I rely on my editors to help me make my book the best it can be. I love editors, and most authors...

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Courting Danger by J G Harlond #WW2 #MurderMystery

I've read both the other books in this series so was really looking forward to this third book. And its an absolute cracker. When the local doctor is found semi-submerged in a pond associated with the Old Gods - Gogmagog Ditch,  Bob Robbins and his sidekick Laurie...

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Editing Historical Fiction: Fix your childhood tics with glee

Editing Historical Fiction: Fix your childhood tics with glee

When I am writing, I am aware that my own childhood reading history can creep into my writing, dragging it back to an era less sophisticated than where I am now. Often we forget that these shorthand phrases still exist in our sub-conscious somewhere, and they are...

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My new website, simplicity out of complexity

My new website, simplicity out of complexity

I'm delighted to say my website is now fully functional, and I can relax! Having an author website that actually performs well for me and that I can update easily was a priority. I have limited time, so I didn't want to spend ages designing it myself, as I'd much...

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Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin #Review

Unto This Last in certainly a great big brick of a book, but trust me every word of it is solid gold. I've been a fan of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites since my teens and have many other books about their works and lives. Unto This Last is different - it's a...

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