Posted in Writing articles

Writing about horses in historical fiction

Writing historical fiction can involve taking a step back in time to an earlier age of transport, such as travelling…

Posted in Writing articles

To be or not to be pedantic

t’s easy to be concerned about people who are pedantic – who are constantly finding minor faults, when you’re writing….

Posted in Writing articles

Honey I shrunk the comma!

Sometimes using a comma in the wrong place can create an unintended and pretty humorous result, which is what happened…

Posted in Articles

Historical accuracy versus common sense

Sometimes you have to use your commonsense instead of being super duper historically accurate, as this article in my ‘writing…

Posted in Articles

Diagnosis: over-dependent on Wiki

I recently realised that I’ve been entirely relying on ‘Wiki’ aka Wikipedia for my research into historical facts instead of…

Posted in Articles

Could this solution to the problem of ‘writer’s block’ work for you?

Here’s a possible solution to the problem of ‘Writer’s block,’ which occurs when writers can’t think what to write next….

Posted in Writing articles

Writing with smart quotes aka curly quotes

I think that my quest for a free Linux and Windows word processor that can create smart quotes, sometimes called…