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 […]
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 […]
A story line from the 1719 Jacobite rebellion in Scotland.
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 […]
The British are3 a nation of immigrants, including the Bruces of Scotland
This is a story about cultures under threat.
How does cultural appropriation affect what I write.
The bare bones of what a short story should be.
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 […]
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 […]