An uplifting, sad and funny story that follows the love of a soldier and a nurse through WW1 and afterwards as they struggle to keep their love safe from forces bent on its destruction. One critic described a chapter as ‘The most delightful sex scene in the history of historical fiction’.
I write novels and screenplays when I'm not busy around my garden in beautiful SW France surrounded by vineyards and orchards. I help the wine producers by consuming their efforts.
Part time. I try to do four hours per day.
I write in the afternoons.
I was fortunate in being able to retire relatively young. To keep physically fit I walk the dog and work in the garden. But one has to keep the brain working so I took up writing.
A two book novel series set in Havana.
The Devil's Bridge came out of my interest in WW1 and how the power of love can be so strong that it overcomes obstacles.
Romance mainly, because I'm a Romantic at heart. But I write in many genres, Action/Adventure, Political Thriller, Horror, Suspense, Crime. The one constant is that Romance features at the core of the story.
I read a lot and research on the net. I also visit the National Archives in Kew, London.
I started off writing pantos for an Am Dram group and from that learned a lot about dialog and plot. I graduated to screenplays and now novels.
Keeping the pace of the narrative going and the mammoth task of writing ninety thousand words.
My subconscious is now more active in supplying ideas as they suddenly appear when I write whereas when I started they didn't come easily.
I am not constant. I have written from well planned outlines and I have also written as the story unfolds in my head. It all depends on the project and how I feel about it.
Not a lot but I am attempting to improve on that.
The few I am in contact with help a great deal in spotting my mistakes.
That depends on the individual. it is good for some and not so good for others.
I always have my work copy edited but for plot editing I use an editor when I feel I need one.
Read any 'how to' available and then make up your own mind.
A good idea and way to increase your readership
A two novel series set in Havana