Getting From the Middle to the End of Your Story: The Main Characters’ Darkest Hours…

YUK. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the sagging middle, and how I was fighting my way through that in my latest, the sequel to ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’. By the way, this one has the interim title: ‘Villains and Vampires’. However, as my last began with the words, ‘The Villainous Viscount’ I … Continue reading Getting From the Middle to the End of Your Story: The Main Characters’ Darkest Hours…

On Jettisoning 40,000 words and Quotes from Famous Writers

  It was horrible, but there was nothing else for it. I have just had to jettison about 40,000 words of my latest. I had hoped to be in the last stages of publishing it next month; now with the re-writing, it is going to be delayed by six months at least. I wasn’t happy … Continue reading On Jettisoning 40,000 words and Quotes from Famous Writers

‘Ravensdale’ by Lucinda Elliot – Just Awarded the B.R.A.G. medallion for Outstanding Self-Published Fiction

I’m celebrating on two accounts. One, I have won a second award. I’ve just heard I’ve won a B.R.A.G medallion for ‘Outstanding Self-Published Fiction’ for my historical romance spoof ‘Ravensdale’. That was a lovely Easter present. Here’s the B.R.A.G award website, for those writers wishing to enter their own work, but even more for those … Continue reading ‘Ravensdale’ by Lucinda Elliot – Just Awarded the B.R.A.G. medallion for Outstanding Self-Published Fiction