Writing historical fiction – the pros, the cons, the heartaches

"I’ve always had a fondness for historical fiction, and I’ve particularly admired the commitment and the lengths writers go to, to create the perfect story in our world..."

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Virtue cries – work in progress

You all know my love for The Marquis de Sade or, rather, studying his life. Every now and then I like to work on a creative piece. This is a piece I was working on last year, and just completely forgot about. I was to submit it for Blue Fringe Arts, but didn't finish it … Continue reading Virtue cries – work in progress

In defence of purple prose

I've been writing for a number of years now, but it was only recently that I heard the term, "purple prose". Ever since then, I've heard it cop a lot of flak and I didn't (and still don't) understand why. But firstly... what is "purple prose"? Purple prose is a literary term used to refer … Continue reading In defence of purple prose

Cruisin’ with the quokkas

Apologies, as I meant to give you all my quokka update last week, and I know you have been waiting with bated breath. Okay, so here goes... Cadence Dictionary defines the quokka (kwɒkə) as: An effing awesome little creature who has the power to make anyone gush and say, "Er mah gahd! Look at the wittle … Continue reading Cruisin’ with the quokkas