Category Archives: Word-Crafting With Cindy

NaNoWriMo 101

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The Writer’s brain

The brain of a writer is a curious thing. Where do you get your ideas? A question often asked, but never truly explained. Idea triggers come from everywhere, and send a message into the writer’s brain that then fires off … Continue reading

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Historical research

I am in that lovely zone between just having launched a book, and doing a bit of marketing before I start writing the next one. Already new scenes are stealing my attention! I am in the middle of my Druid’s … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall to Stonehenge

I am excited to announce that I have a new book out on preorder. Druid’s Portal: The Second Journey explores the next generation that become guardians of the time travelling Arwen pendant. In the first book we meet Janet, modern … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the character

They do say clothes maketh the man – the codpiece was probably invented with this in mind. But do they also make a character? What can clothes do to make a character or even a book, memorable? Romance was once … Continue reading

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Beta Readers

Once you get into writing novels, the term ‘Beta Readers’ is often bandied about. Touted as a magical way to improve your writing –  a beta reader fairy will read your unpublished manuscript and tell you exactly what is stopping … Continue reading

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A New Plot on your Doorstep

We travel perhaps to see different things, hear strange voices and test our courage on odd foods with tentacles. But what if we can’t travel far? Will just going somewhere different do? Live in the burbs? Catch a train to … Continue reading

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