Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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WHY WRITE A PREQUEL?

Isn’t the main work enough without writing a prequel? For most novels, yes, the story satisfies its purpose so why write a prequel? Why? Because for other novels, a seemingly minor character or an event is not filled out but there’s an intriguing hint. An event that occurred before the plot begins, or a character’s […]

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Who Should Be Forgiven.

Part One of this psychological fiction series, UNCOMMON RELATIONS currently discounted to 0.99 on KINDLE Click the link. A psychological mystery, a domestic drama, quite a family? saga… Part One In which 28-year-old Terry has an amazing encounter. It will change his predictable life forever. Why can’t he tell obstructive wife, Gudrun, about this exciting […]

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WW2 fiction: The Impact of a Post-War Novel

In the historical series, A Relative Invasion, the theme of bullying – psychological bullying – runs throughout. In the third book, Impact, normal adolescent angst and severe post-war austerity lend tensions to the toxic relationship between Bill and his devious cousin, Kenneth, but the tipping point is the sense of ownership, the removal of control. […]

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A psychological suspense series

UNCOMMON RELATIONS Yes, the most tortuous crimes have no police detective and occur in the home. Resigned, Terry thinks, to a dull, predictable life and occasional fantasies of a shinier future, he suddenly spots his double on the metro. Thrilled, he follows to discover who he is then rushes home with the news. His wife […]

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WRITING DILEMMAS.

Trapped in the small bedroom hearing unspeakable revelations, Terry now faces the mess of his own actions…and their effect on his dearest ones. I enjoy writing dilemmas, the events leading up to them and then those chapters where characters face the drama of their own reactions. First it was WHO SHOULD BE FORGIVEN? Then it […]

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PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTION – character-driven writing.

Wikipedia doesn’t always get things right but its explanation of psychological fiction can hardly be bettered. “In literature, psychological fiction is a narrative genre that emphasizes interior characterization and motivation to explore the spiritual, emotional, and mental lives of the characters. The mode of narration examines the reasons for the behaviors of the character, which […]

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INTRIGUING AND COMPELLING

A psychological mystery, a domestic drama and… FREE ON KINDLE TODAY Reviews “…The portrayal of the characters and their development is outstanding, and I was completely invested in Terry and his families. The book uncovers some disturbing family situations and even more disturbing individual decisions and these are both honestly and sensitively handled, making them […]

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It’s quite like wartime…

It seems odd, now, that I wrote my trilogy, A Relative Invasion, during years when we were so free: free to go where we wanted, free to say what we wanted, buy what we wanted, free to arrange our daily routine as we liked, with children or with children cared for by teachers and playschemes. […]

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Rosalind Minett