East of the Sun, in a TTA, Marigold, 102. Codebreaker, WWII.

A Multi-generational adventure. No cover reveal yet, sorry. Still working with my IT team and artist, all two of them, it’s August, they need a break too. Title ? Also still WIP, exploring all formats and fonts. We’ll get there, so will Marigold. From a secondary character with potential, Marigold’s moved swiftly and almost seamlesslyContinue reading “East of the Sun, in a TTA, Marigold, 102. Codebreaker, WWII.”

East of the Sun, in a TTA.

This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group. August 3 question – When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want? Once again, what a question. Original ? Nothing new under the sun. (Ecc. 1.9) Make anContinue reading East of the Sun, in a TTA.

East of the Sun, in a TTA I was sick, and you exploited me…. Thank-you, NHS.*

Cancel all plans, again. Why cancel all plans, why no time to write a word ? Over a month ago, an ominous call. Landline, so either a scam or very serious indeed. Friends know there’s no signal, so does work, email’s best. None of the usual suspects, – you know who they are – mostlyContinue reading “East of the Sun, in a TTA I was sick, and you exploited me…. Thank-you, NHS.*”

East of the Sun, in a TTA.

This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group. July 6 question – If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? What a question…. Thinking about this, I know tomorrow’s answer might be different., because it’s been so very hard to choose. Today, an escape plan’s essential. Only toContinue reading “East of the Sun, in a TTA.”

East of the Sun, in a TTA. Centenarians, age-gap friendships, and kindred spirits.

Writing a centenarian’s complicated, and the basic history’s probably the easiest part. Their mental and physical health needs to be credible – and is often extraordinary. Centenarians are special people, frequently fit, healthy, trim 1. The county Durham centenarian planning to trike 1,000 miles before his 101st birthday’s just one of many astonishing older people.Continue reading “East of the Sun, in a TTA. Centenarians, age-gap friendships, and kindred spirits.”

East of the Sun in a TTA. Writing a centenarian…

Why choose a centenarian protagonist ? Partly nurture, I suspect. Multigenerational fiction, is my natural territory, often second chance too.. Grandparents make wonderful parents. They’ve had so much practice. Mine were superb, recognising, as first time parents might not, what kind of little girl they’d acquired. Anti-racism education came from Granddad, explained to a fourContinue reading “East of the Sun in a TTA. Writing a centenarian…”

East of the Sun in a TTA. June 1st

This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers’ Support Group #IWSG June 1 question – When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If have not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think could help you find yourContinue reading “East of the Sun in a TTA. June 1st”

East of the Sun in a TTA. No swallows, no summer ? Back to the cave ?

Last night, the thermometer slunk down to 4C, just under 40F. Today, in the hills, we might manage a daytime peak of 8 or 9 C, just over 50F. And it’s raining, which might explain why the skies are silent. Should be a busy week, even without the Platinum Jubilee fly-past, for Her Majesty. NotContinue reading “East of the Sun in a TTA. No swallows, no summer ? Back to the cave ?”

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