Forgotten soldiers

We have celebrated Victory in Europe Day but I want to turn to WW1. In Britain, that war is regarded as having been fought in the mud of Flanders by the British Army and a […]

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A diamond necklace of stories

After 1820 I am turning to my old discipline, the mining business, and the rush of discoveries in the late nineteenth century. One mineral which has romantic overtones is diamonds and the records of the […]

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Shadows in the heather

A story line from the 1719 Jacobite rebellion in Scotland.

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1719

I’m falling into the trap of writing about kings and empires when I started to explore trade and emigration but I’ll get back to it. The trouble is that, the Stuart’s attempts to recover the […]

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A Mixture of Races in History

The British are3 a nation of immigrants, including the Bruces of Scotland

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Hittites and Leprechaun

This is a story about cultures under threat.

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Is culture owned?

How does cultural appropriation affect what I write.

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Historical competition

The bare bones of what a short story should be.

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Getting back to History

I was about to start on the horse flesh idea I listed for a Writing Magazine competition and thinking of where the story starts, which is not always at the beginning but where the dramatic […]

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Short story analysis

I’ve talked about the short story competitions in Writing Magazine several times but have yet to give it a try. The trouble is, I’ve other things to write up and there’s no point in submitting […]

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