Ruminations

Researching A Novel

RESEARCHING A NOVEL   To quote Stephen King: Do the research but don’t overdo it for the reader. I can’t think of anything more awful than having to do research. But just because one is a contemporary fiction writer doesn’t…

Snowdrop Trail

Chelsea Physic Garden (founded in the heart of London in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants) organises a wonderful snowdrop trail in February. I followed the trail and there were lots…

Liebster Blog Award Challenge

The versatile Francine Howarth tagged/nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. The rules of the game are simple. First, I’m supposed to give eleven random facts about myself. Then Francine cross-examines me with  eleven questions  to which I respond below. Lastly, I…