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The power dynamic

Ancient image of different ethnic people

I’ve come to the realisation that Age of Oppression – the novel I’m currently writing is all about power.

The sub-plot of the book highlights the political manouvering between the Emperor and his brother as they attempt to gain power over one another. Their political wrangling and reactions to trouble in the south provides some […]

Sub-plots and backstory

Image of the back cover of my next book

The first round of editing one of my books is a slow process (especially when you procrastinate as much as I do!) and usually identifies some big gaps that need to be filled. Occasionally (if I’m really unlucky) they appear in the main plot. More frequently, they show up in the sub-plots and backstory.

Or […]

Un-reality check

Last Tuesday – 2nd May – was my last day as a consultant. My last day as an ’employee.’ I’ve finished with the day job to pursue my dream of being a writer (and of becoming a ‘crazy cat lady’ – see last week’s post).

So, this is my life now. I’m a writer. I […]