Glennis Browne – author

I have so many historical stories just waiting to be written. After decades of historical family tree research many more over time will be shared with you. What interests me, and hopefully you as well, is obtaining the answers to the big questions we would like to ask our families, if they were still with us.Continue reading “Glennis Browne – author”

My favourite software for organising a book

Another informative blog by Mary Carroll Moore- artist, author, teacher. Mary is one of my favourite bloggers. Before I wrote books, I wrote stories, essays, poems, columns, and articles. Short stuff. Short stuff doesn’t require that much organization. I had a good word -processing software. I kept files of the multiple versions of my shortContinue reading “My favourite software for organising a book”

How to describe a person – 7 tips

How to describe a person – 7 tips Blog from with appreciation. Learning how to describe a person so that the reader forms a vivid impression of your characters is essential for writing compelling stories. Read 7 tips for describing characters so they come to life: 1. Focus on details that reveal characters’ personalitiesContinue reading “How to describe a person – 7 tips”

What does engineering a novel mean?”

HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL – By Larry Brooks It’s fair to ask, “What does engineering a novel mean?” To paraphrase Webster, to engineer is to create and design large structures or new products or systems by using scientific methods. But writing a novel is art, not science… isn’t it? Many writers develop theirContinue reading “What does engineering a novel mean?””

Today I suffered the awful emotion of doubt. 

Negative doubt. _______________________________________Those demoralising feelings of doubt.  Doubt that I could write. That I could really be an author worthy of publishing. My first book has been published and the painful doubt has now dawned… should I have published?  Why? It wasn’t ready as the editing was crap! Hours upon hours of editing ended up showingContinue reading “Today I suffered the awful emotion of doubt. “

Synopsis written by a Reviewer

A Synopsis;                     THE FORTUNE SEEKERS – Dan and Charlotte        Creative History written  by Glennis Browne Once the reader is past the introductory pages, the journey begins. It’s a story inspired by real events; allowing the reader to explore their imaginations of timesContinue reading “Synopsis written by a Reviewer”

When your life is on hold…

We all experience this at some time. When your life is on hold.  Perhaps because of illness – yours or some one else’s.  Or you are awaiting the birth of a baby.  Experiencing both excitement, fear , anxiety  and hope. Such difficult times to go through. This week I felt for two loved ones strugglingContinue reading “When your life is on hold…”

The video for The Fortune Seekers has been launched 

The video for my book has been launched. You may view my video at the link below. YouTube:  This is a recent review from Germany. An honest and encouraging appraisal. Thank you Andrew Griffith It was hard going at the beginning, to be brutally honest. The Calvinist upbringing of the two brothers was mentionedContinue reading “The video for The Fortune Seekers has been launched “

Tip from Colin the Ipad man- Record Videos horizontally on iPhones

Today I am posting a helpful tip from my friend and ipad/iPhone tutor- Colin Dunkerley.  Hoping this tip will remind you as it has reminded me, how to successfully use our phones to video. It makes great sense. Thanks Colin. Record video horizontally! Those of you that have attended my group course would have heardContinue reading “Tip from Colin the Ipad man- Record Videos horizontally on iPhones”

Time Markers, by Mary Carroll Moore

Once again I am posting tips from Mary Carroll Moores’s weekly blog.  This week, the article attracting my attention is:- Time Markers: How to Keep a Reader on Track with Your Story.   A few months ago, I began exchanging chapters with a writer who has an incredible skill with something called “time markers.” I feelContinue reading “Time Markers, by Mary Carroll Moore”