So often people ask why I’ve written a saga about Guy of Gisborne and not Robin Hood, Arthur, Abelard, Tristan or any of the many others from legend and history. So perhaps I need to place it more fully in black and white.
I don’t often post on writing but I was playing with Pinterest this evening and came across this – a list from my favourite animation house, Pixar.
The storytelling ‘rules’ were originally released on Twitter by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. And I wondered about the rules in respect of my own writing.
It’s ready, it’s on the shelves!!!!
‘Once Lady Ysabel Ce Courcey had thought that if she had been a trobairitz, she might have written a song about herself – her courage in the face of adversity that would have had the men and women in any noble hall sighing as they listened.
I have separation anxiety.
When my editor asked me to do a tad more work on the last chapter of G2, I grabbed it and ran with glee. Happy, content and thrilled to be back with friends.
Sad, isn’t it?
Welcome to the Historical Novelists’ Four Day Book Fair
How fantastic to be able to roam from one pavilion to another, all 50+ of them … all just FULL of hist.fict novels from every timeframe one can imagine. Load your kindles, your Nooks, your Kobos, your i-books. Or be a real devil and buy the print version of any novel you see if it’s available.
The unearthing of Richard III’s remains has redefined how we all view history. To think that the body, hastily thrown in a grave 600 years ago, was unearthed at a time when forensic study can offer so much detail reminds me of the phrase ‘let there be light!’.
(So called because I really write about him best when I have a cup of tea and one of ‘these’ to nibble on…)
I suppose if you want to be frightfully posh, you could call them biscotti and forget about the Guy of Gisborne bit but then why would you want to do that?