Tag Archives: Historical novel

NaNoWriMo thoughts on research

This NaNoWriMo I had planned to do a sequel to my (unpublished) historical world war II novel. However a historical novel requires some (sometimes a lot) research. As I mentioned before I did not get as much writing and research done this … Continue reading

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L – Loch Ness

We’re returning to Scotland, this time to LOCH NESS for a monster hunt for the letter L in THE WATER’S EDGE by SARA GRUEN.       Three Americans during the second world war is on a hunt to restore one … Continue reading

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I – Iceland

We’re back in the deep north again and the ICELAND you find in HANNAH KENT’s BURIAL RITES is bleak and cold. The country definitely lives up to its name. The book is based on a real case of the last … Continue reading

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Experimental writing – Help! I can’t do it!

I always experiment with my writing. Despite writing for so many years, I still try to find ways to make it better, brighter, funnier, more clever etc. I also try to make the process smoother. I try different ways of … Continue reading

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Xtra! xtra! read all about it!

Earlier in the month I finally sent off my WIP to some of my Beta readers and it has come back mostly positive. This is a story that I have been uhming and ahing for a long time what to … Continue reading

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Historical Research

I’ve spent much of the month wandering in soldiers’ boots, weaving in and out of the Eastern or Russian Front of the Second World War. Some accounts are poetic among the horrific (A stranger to myself by Willy Peter Reese) … Continue reading

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New Year’s Plans

I decided many years ago to disregard the hype of a New Year’s Resolution and make new year’s plans instead. Perhaps you will tell me it is the same thing but to me, I commit to a plan, whereas a … Continue reading

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Inspiration from real life photos

I have spent that last days sifting (is it still sifting if it is done on a computer?) through photos from The Freedom Museum in Copenhagen. It has been part of my regime not to go nutty over my NaNoWriMo (WEBB) novel … Continue reading

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Research

I have spent the day at the library with my nose in the books doing some research for my historical novel. It is so nice to sink in to books and feel like you’re learning something new. Mixing biographies and … Continue reading

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