Writing Stories About The English Civil War

Today, I welcome author, Cryssa Bazos to The Writer’s Hub. Cryssa’s book Traitor’s Knot is one of my favourite books set in this period. It is a page-turning novel and I highly recommend it. Here she shares a few very good reasons for writing and reading books set during a time of great upheaval. The English Civil War: A Fresh … Read More

Seven Tips for Writing Historical Fiction by Deborah Swift

I welcome author, Deborah Swift, above, to the Writer’s Hub. She has just published the second novel in a series set in Restoration London. It is A Plague on Mr Pepys. I think she is a superb writer and highly recommend all her novels which can be found in bookshops or ordered from Amazon.  Do enjoy reading her advice concerning … Read More

Six Writers and a Microphone

In late 2016, six writers with a connection to Greece formed “Write Club”, a support group, and a year later they were on the air with Write Club the Podcast. Since its debut on December 4, 2017, more than 5,000 people in 31 different countries have tuned in. And it is getting great reviews. “I love listening to the podcasts. … Read More

Why I Love Writing Historical Fiction

Today I welcome Charlotte Betts who is a prize-winning author and good friend to the ‘Writer’s Hub’. Her love for historical fiction has led her to writing it. I adore her novels and am sure you will too. She tells us why she loves writing Historical Fiction in this fascinating post. As the author of seven published historical novels to … Read More

Tom Williams writes about adventure set during the Napoleonic era.

His books are vastly popular and are being republished in the New Year by Endeavour Press. Today he talks about writing Historical Adventure. Tom Williams writes about adventure set during the Napoleonic era. His books are vastly popular and are being republished in the New Year by Endeavour Press. Today he talks about writing Historical Adventure. In January Endeavour Press … Read More

Welcome Carolyn Hughes who is a medievalist to August’s Writer’s Hub. She is speaking about approaching writing via a PhD course.

What is the benefit of a Creative Writing PhD? Why would any writer put themselves through the strain and struggle of doing a PhD? The Creative Writing PhD is a rather curious animal. It’s what is called “practice-led”, the practice being the writing of the creative piece – whether that’s a full-length novel, a short story collection, poetry, or whatever … Read More

Summer Reads by Brenda Brittan, member of The Mani Writers’ Group

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – Laurie Lee This delightful sequel to Cider With Rosie, is an ideal summer read when one wants to escape the restrictions of everyday life and visit somewhere different. This is a captivating tale of a curious young man who does this when he decides to leave the security of his village and … Read More

Why Vampires Never Die…by Theresa Stoker

Have you ever wondered why we’re so drawn to vampire stories? Of course there is the intoxicating terror we get to experience without ever actually leaving the safety of our armchair. But is there something more? Vampire stories first entered print in the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century, when the idea of a man entering a maiden’s bedroom was … Read More

‘WORD SPRINTS’ …by Kirsten McKenzie

Last week I purchased the book 5,000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox. I’d heard a podcast he’d recorded with Joanna Penn, where he talks about getting those 5,000 words down, and fast. Fast and dirty, up to 5,000 words a day. A day! As an author who aims for 1,000 words a day, but gets distracted by all the … Read More