Alternative history. Is it fiction?

The Roman Empire active, 2016? Alternative history in fiction Today’s post features a very successful independent author of historical fiction in an imagined scenario. ALISON MORTON, is the author of INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO and AURELIA, B.R.A.G. Medallion® honorees. Her premise for …

Readers’ Christmas Sav(i)ours

Yes it’s that time again. Christmas Dinner. Marie couldn’t get a cloth to match the curtains and now Cyril’s coming (groan), the rattan chair will need to be squeezed  between whoever looks thinnest on arrival. It will ruin the symmetry of …

A Talent for Short Stories

GOODBYE CROCODILE  –  Conor Patrick   published by The London Magazine The London Magazine has a long-standing reputation for selecting and presenting work of a high literary quality, poetry and prose. They produced this collection of short stories in 2013. …

Starting to write a novel

    Are you starting to write a novel? Yes, it’s hard. Really, it’s best just to press on with it rather than tell people about it. There will be time for that when you’re finished. Here are 10 points …

ARABIA – Walter de la Mare

ARABIA. What is left to say?   This was the first poem I loved, and it’s still my favourite. Here the country is the character, and like all well-drawn characters it is complex and has its dark side.   Far …

Author Litfest talks

Literature Festival speakers. How can they best serve the audience? What makes attendance worthwhile for the writer? For fans, seeing their favourite writer, or one who has fascinated them, is an exciting and uplifting experience. For writers, writing or research …