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Always on my mind

I’m enjoying being back with my story. I love it when my characters invade my every waking moment with their stories as they are doing at the moment. Of course it can be a slight problem in that I want…

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Dreaming Red

I haven’t had as many story dreams in recent times as I used to – historically some of my most creative stories from dreams and sometimes from my serial dreams. Last night I had a brilliant dream, the prospect of…

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The mead of inspiration

My story has been too complicated. Working through the reasons that Ódinn/Gyrdir/Gunnlaugr needs for the the story to work out, it actually is much simpler that you might think. What does Gunnlaugr want? He has been cast-out of his world…

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The Curious Tale of Mr Tumnal…

This will almost certainly be dedicated for Caroline, for mishearing my comment about that autumnal Summer’s day…, for this is how the story that follows started life, a little after 7.30am on the daily drive to work. Over the half…

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The Road Book


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The hardshoulder thing actually gave me an idea for another novel – a ‘Road Book’ as it were: a story of a writer leaving his home (possibly in Edinburgh, although maybe it would be better being further north than that…

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A story concerning Hannah Ball and Alice Cartwright


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Those of you who have read, or at least have a passing familiarity with, my current (and third) full-length novel, Blood & Fire will know that, faced with the need for Helen to have some non-family-friends, two characters from a…

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