History and story

Posted on Tue 08 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with history, story, Dunkirk, historical fiction • 5 min read

History and story are two very different things, except in popular culture. I explore this dynamic after my brother expresses his disappointment with Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk


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50k words in 21 days

Posted on Sat 22 November 2014 in News • Tagged with Nanowrimo, The Florentine Conspiracy, writing, historical fiction] • 1 min read

Haven't written that much and that quickly in a long time. This year's Nano has been a lot of fun!


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NaNoWriMo One Week Update

Posted on Sat 08 November 2014 in News • Tagged with nanowrimo, writing, historical fiction, fantasy • 2 min read

It's a week into NaNoWriMo and I've written just over 30 thousand words. That's insane; I don't think I've written at that sort of rate since I was a teenager. It's taught me two things: firstly, despite being anal about formal planning I am more productive when I don't and …


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Nanowrimo 2014

Posted on Fri 31 October 2014 in News • Tagged with Nanowrimo, writing, The Florentine Conspiracy, Historical Fiction, Maison de Catres • 1 min read

I've decided to have another crack at Nanowrimo this year. I stated my intention to do so last year, but seeing as my youngest son was born just two weeks before it was overly ambitious and I don't think I actually wrote a single word towards my story.

This year …


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