Today is a rather special day for us. More of that below. It’s been a rather eventful couple of weeks, which explains my erratic blogging record just now. Having taken part in a concert in the hilltop village of Puycelsi in aid of restoring the church, the following day saw the semi-destruction by fire of Notre-Dame de Paris.
A couple of days later our cat, Bella, went missing and didn’t return for 72 hours, when we were starting to give up hope. It’s almost impossible to settle to anything when that happens. Fortunately, she was unscathed, if starving, and has hopefully learned a lesson. In addition, I’ve been getting my latest novel ready for publication and attempting to stop the garden turning into a jungle.
It’s always an exciting thing to announce a new release, and this week, Jennifer C. Wilson’s timeslip romance has made its debut in paperback! And as you can see, the proof copy was even approved by the book’s leading man, Richard III…
What draws you to a historical fiction book cover?
Welcome to my monthly historical fiction cover competition. I hope you find some new books and authors for your ‘must read’ list. If a cover interests you, just click on the link to learn more about the book.
Book 1“…combines a very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society in Northern Britain.”
Ocelot Press author Nancy
Jardine’s Celtic Fervour Series, set in 1st-century Roman Britain,
has also been called a historical saga by some reviewers. Across the 4-book
series, you can read of the adventures of Brigante warriors from the Hillfort
of Garrigill. The clan members sometimes take centre stage in one novel or
become background characters in another and allow new clan members to shine. As
the series progresses, Ancient Roman characters also take up prime slots.
There’s something particularly exciting about seeing your workshops on a poster in the local library!
Last month, we had a fun session on “getting started” on the novel journey, and next month, on Saturday 6th April 2019, we’re going to be looking at all things “casting”, i.e. getting those pesky characters right, and onto the page!
Whether you’re writing heroic heroes or villainous, well, villains, they all need to be rounded, well thought-out, and identifiable as individuals. After all, there’s nothing worse than reading a piece of fiction and simply not being able to tell anyone apart, or finding everyone dull and unengaging.
Well, come along to my next workshop, and we’ll start tackling these things. We’ll talk about descriptions, dialogue, and creating believable characters who really help enhance those story ideas you have bubbling away.
No experience is necessary, and it doesn’t matter what sort of writing you enjoy…
Dunn take you back to the dark days of the Scottish Wars of Independence in
her new novel, A Highland Captive – a historical adventure romance set
in the west of Scotland, and the second tale in Cathie’s Highland Chronicles
series of standalone novels.