Category Archives: writing

Recovery: Meet the Characters: Tama

And here is the second of my introductions to the supporting cast of Recovery. Here’s Tama, a few days before she first appears in the book. Tama was in the middle of the frost fair when the page found her. He … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment

Wha Daur Meddle Wi Me? (Liddesdale 2/2)

On my second day in Liddesdale, I went in search of some of the grim history of the region. In the middle ages, the wild moors on either side of the border were caught up in the constant low-level hostilities … Continue reading

Posted in writing | 4 Comments

Across the border (a week in Liddesdale 1/2)

Some of you will know, from odd comments I’ve made here and there, that I’m working on a new ghost story set in the Scottish borders. A little bit of fun with a set of randomly generated map coordinates landed … Continue reading

Posted in inspirations, photos, writing | Tagged | 2 Comments

Recovery: Meet the characters: Esen

It’s just a month to go until Recovery is released, so I thought it might be fun to start introducing some of the cast. Here, to get us started, is a familiar face. Those of you who have read Reawakening … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

A Cold Misty Day on the North Downs Way

I wrapped myself up in three layers today and took off for the hills. My route today was one I know well–out to the outskirts of town, along the riverbank, and then up onto the North Downs Way to meander … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment

Welcome to 2017

Well, 2017 is here at last, thank goodness. I suspect it’s going to be a tough year for many of us, but at least we’re ready for it this time round. 2016 ended very quietly for me. I’ve been struggling … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment

Writing Spreadsheets for 2017 (freebies for writers).

As many of my followers will know, I really like planning and tracking data. This year I’ve been using a very complicated spreadsheet to manage my writing projects. I’m not aware of one with similar scope out there, so I … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment

Autumn on the Surrey-Hampshire border

I went for a ramble today, heading out from my own front door to roam back and forth across the boundaries between my town, Aldershot, and our upmarket neighbour, Farnham. The two towns are in different counties, with the River … Continue reading

Posted in writing | 11 Comments

Small creepy things

So, last week, I celebrated Halloween with hourly mini-horror stories on Twitter. None are longer than a single tweet (although I had to sacrifice some full stops to manage that). I thought it would be good to collect them all … Continue reading

Posted in writing | 2 Comments

A little place in the country (Osborne House and the boat to Cowes)

Recently, Mum and I gave into the lure of our sea fever and caught a train for the coast. We were heading for the Isle of Wight, via Southampton. We had deliberately kept our plans vague, but we were determined … Continue reading

Posted in writing | 2 Comments