Travel may broaden the mind - but it’s also essential as part of a writer’s research. I've always had this writing rule. I try never to write about any of my major settings unless I've actually been there. But Covid made this impossible while I was working on A Betrayal of Heroes. So yes, normally we'd have found some way, Ann and myself, of … [Read more...] about Travel as a Writer’s Essential Research Tool
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I don't pretend to be an expert on this stuff, but occasionally I'm asked to write or speak about particular aspects of my own writing - like these blog posts.
You should pack your bags for an epic adventure back in time through the pages of this latest Jack Telford novel, A Betrayal of Heroes, and some less frequented settings of this Second World War thriller. Here I explore the role of world building in historical fiction and take us on a journey from wartime Casablanca to Brazzaville, from the … [Read more...] about Building a Historical Fiction World
I was asked to take part in a panel session at a Historical Novel Society Conference in the USA. About writing great battle scenes. And I was privileged to share the platform with three superb authors, Glen Craney, Charlene Newcomb and Jack Hight. The session was actually billed as Landscapes Turned Red: The Pacifist’s Guide to Writing Authentic … [Read more...] about Writing Great Battle Scenes