Last Friday evening, I went to a highly informative talk organised by The Friends of Watlington Library. The speaker was Anthony Forbes-Watson, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Pan-Macmillan. His subject was
The World of Publishing
In his talk, Anthony addressed the ways in which publishers were adapting to changes in the modern digital world, how they were facing Read more
A side effect of setting A Bargain Struck in Wyoming Territory, 1887, is that it’s made me more aware of the language we use today.
Obviously, when writing novels set in the past, the historical facts have to be established, such as:
Would a second generation homesteader have running water in the house?
Would it be possible for homesteaders Read more
In my blog last Wednesday, I asked readers what sort of things they like to hear when they go to a talk given by an author.
Two things stand out very clearly – both readers and writers are interested in the source of a writer’s inspiration, and in the process whereby the story and writer come together.
That Read more
… to be told when you go to a talk given by an author?
I can hear you!! And I agree – this sounds a fairly silly question. But let me explain why I’m asking.
Last week, I went to an extremely interesting talk held in Abingdon Library. It had been arranged by Abingdon Writers with the help of Read more