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  • SilverWood Books - Discovering the Diamond
    that your readers cannot not unless you set the scene rolling The trick is to ensure they are watching the same film as you Everyone can write a book Not everyone can write a readable book Writing is the easy bit Most of the work is in the planning the thinking in the structure the plot and in turning the first draft into an enjoyable top quality novel With the rise in popularity of self publishing more indie books are appearing on Internet bookstores but how you go about publishing your novel is largely a question of what you hope to achieve and how much both in terms of time and money you are prepared to invest Asked repeatedly for advice and tips by aspiring authors about the ins and outs of writing and publishing an indie novel bestselling author Helen Hollick and her UK editor Jo Field decided to compile a small book in response The initial few A4 pages soon expanded into an e book which by popular demand has now been published in paperback The quality of indie and self published books can be every bit as good in style and production as any mainstream publication Discovering the Diamond is intended to assist and inspire enthusiastic writers to create a novel of which they can be proud and to achieve their goal of turning a dream into a glittering reality Available to read on on Kindle here Want to see all of Helen s books Click here to visit her author page Helen Hollick has written ten books to date 2013 Her historical novels The Kingmaking Pendragon s Banner Shadow of the King A Hollow Crown entitled The Forever Queen in the US and Harold the Kin g entitled I am the Chosen King in the US

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321287/discovering-the-diamond (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - To the Fair Land
    books With its exciting maritime heritage Bristol is the setting for many of her stories When she is not writing she is happiest walking around the historic city and the surrounding countryside gathering ideas and inspiration Want to know more Find Lucienne Boyce on Twitter LucienneWrite You can also stay up to date by visiting her website at lucienneboyce com and reading her blog here We asked Lucienne a few questions about her book and herself as an author What inspired you to write To The Fair Land I ve always been intrigued by tales of mythical lands and the narratives of the great explorers like Captain Cook who went to look for them And I love 18th century literature When I learned how my literary heroine Frances Burney published Evelina anonymously well bred women didn t publish I started thinking what if someone published anonymously and there was more than a reputation at stake there was danger too And a story began to emerge that combined all these interests Did you plan out the characters and plot of To The Fair Land before you started writing Yes I write character bios and work out the plot before I start writing Having said that I don t make it too rigid I might know someone has to get somewhere but not the exact detail of how they get there nor everyone they meet on the way So there are always a few surprises Who is your favourite historical novelist Sarah Waters I loved Affinity and The Little Stranger But actually I read a lot of fantasy I drop everything when there s a new Robin Hobb to read I have only recently met Lucienne and when talking to her about her writing we have focused on her non fiction and the recently published The Bristol Suffragettes However this is her fiction a story set in the late 18th century and it was recommended by a friend It is wonderful Populated by intriguing characters and told from a number of different points of view it keeps you guessing about the truth of the background to a story written about The Fair Land a seemingly idyllic newly discovered country who wrote it why and the consequences of the events it recounts almost to the end Set against the backdrop of the Bristol docks it oozes seafaring atmosphere A terrific read 5 of 5 stars Suzie Grogan Presenter on Talking Books 10 Radio Lucienne Boyce paints a vivid picture of eighteenth century life in London through the use of description to produce a tale of mystery romance and adventure What is initially an innocent search for an author transcends into a secret involving incest murder betrayal and suicide The charm of the book lies in the mystery and ambiguity of the voyage and the character of Sarah Edgcumbe LiteratureWorks org uk From the first page this extraordinary book plunges the reader into late 18th century London and its theatres and coffee houses and

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  • SilverWood Books - The Bristol Suffragettes
    page Lucienne Boyce was brought up in the Midlands and now lives in Bristol which is the inspiration and setting for much of her writing Until a few years ago she had no idea that suffragettes were so active in the city Then while rummaging in the Corn Exchange market she came across a photograph of a group of women standing under a Women s Suffrage banner She s been researching and writing about the Bristol suffragettes ever since and has set up a Bristol Suffragette Project website at lucienneboyce com incidents in the struggle for women s suffrage between 1907 and 1918 have been well researched and clearly recorded in this approachable and fully illustrated book Lucienne Boyce has contextualised the Bristol campaign against wider events as they unfolded nationally and provided short biographies of all the key figures The only notable commemorative sign of the Bristol campaign now is the blue plaque on Annie Kenney s house in Clifton but this book includes a fold out Suffragette walking tour of the city which draws this and other important sites together The whole volume is attractively designed and comprehensively illustrated with archive photographs Highly recommended Steve Poole The Regional Historian Summer 2013 an excellent book The Bristol Suffragettes by Lucienne Boyce is a clear and readable account of the national and local struggle It also includes a walk with map around some places in Bristol connected with suffragette history Eugene Byrne Bristol Times The Bristol Suffragettes is a very nicely put together and accessible book It also includes a foldout map offering a walk around the Clifton area to take in some of the buildings of suffragette significance as well as lots of appendices with timelines biographies and further reading suggestions A very neat resource Read the full review

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321065/the-bristol-suffragettes (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books -
    0 items Total 0 00 My Account Quick Start Guide About Us Author Testimonials Frequent Questions Our Publishing Packages Submission Guidelines Services for Writers The Learning Zone Book Marketing Latest News Events Contact Us T C SilverWood Bookshop Follow us

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2013/nov/15/writing-publishing-open-day (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour
    of Marianne s Cure a hymn to Liberty and Reason And there were legends About the woman of the barricades wearing red cap and clogs pike and musket in hand leading the common people to their destiny On the bloody fields of Waterloo a battle weary canteen mistress of Bonaparte s Imperial Guard battalions must fight to free her daughter from all the perils that war will hurl against them before this last campaign can kill them both Superb David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling Andrew W Field author of Waterloo The French Perspective and its companion volume Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras Praise for David Ebsworth s novel The Jacobites Apprentice critically reviewed by the Historical Novel Society who deemed it worthy of a place on every historical fiction bookshelf and named it as a Finalist in the Society s 2014 Indie Award Each of David Ebsworth s novels has been awarded the coveted B R A G Medallion by the worldwide Book Readers Appreciation Group David Ebsworth is the pen name of writer Dave McCall a former negotiator and Regional Secretary for Britain s Transport General Workers Union He was born in Liverpool UK but has lived for the past thirty years in Wrexham North Wales with his wife Ann Following his retirement Dave began to write seriously in 2009 For more information on the author and his work visit his website at www davidebsworth com Superb David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling Andrew W Field author of Waterloo The French Perspective and its companion volume Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras Praise for David Ebsworth s novel The Jacobites Apprentice

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  • SilverWood Books - The Assassin's Mark
    wing reporter finds himself with an eccentric group of tourists on one of the War Route s yellow Chrysler buses Driven by his passion for peace Telford attempts to uncover the hidden truths beneath the conflict But Jack must contend first with his own gullibility the tragic death of a fellow passenger capture by Republican guerrilleros a final showdown at Spain s most holy shrine and the possibility that he has been badly betrayed Betrayed and in serious danger Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad and Kobo The Assassin s Mark has been awarded an IndieBrag Medallion David Ebsworth is the pen name of writer Dave McCall a former negotiator and Regional Secretary for the Transport General Workers Union He was born in Liverpool but has lived for the past thirty years in Wrexham with his wife Ann Since their retirement in 2008 the couple have spent about six months of each year in southern Spain Dave began to write seriously in 2009 davidebsworth com This exciting story is flawlessly presented most certainly there are noticeable shades of Agatha Christie and even I think generous helpings of Graham Greene but there is also the undeniable talent of an author who not only loves his craft but whose own distinct writing skill is evident in every word Jo Barton jaffareadstoo blogspot co uk This book made me want to dig a bit more into the history of the Spanish Civil War It s hard for me to imagine what it must have been like for the Spaniards after forty years of living this way This book as all good historical fiction does helps put that in perspective for me David Ebsworth paints such an appealing

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  • SilverWood Books - INCEPTIO
    an MA in History She now lives in France with her husband A Roman nut since age 11 she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater Rome But it was the mosaics at Ampurias Spain that triggered her wondering what a Roman society would be like if run by women A wordsmith much of her life playwright aged 7 article writer local magazine editor and qualified translator she came to novel writing in reaction to a particularly dire film I could do better than that she whispered in the darkened cinema So why don t you came spouse s reply Three months later she had completed the first draft of INCEPTIO Pursuing her interest in women s history and a nod to her own military service Alison published a history eBook Military or Civilians The curious anomaly of the German Women s Auxiliary Services during the Second World War in March 2012 Want to know more Find out more about Alison s writing life Romans and alternate history at her blog www alison morton com and say hello on Twitter alison morton Reviews for INCEPTIO book one of the Roma Nova series Grips like a vice a writer to watch out for Adrian Magson author of the Harry Tate spy thrillers Terrific Brilliantly plotted original story grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic It s a real edge of the seat read genuinely hard to put down Sue Cook writer and broadcaster I loved it Intriguing unusual and thought provoking Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I ve read for a while Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit and not just to meet Conrad vivid and compelling A pacey suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain I can t recommend Inceptio enough Kate Johnson author of The UnTied Kingdom Tense fast paced and deliciously inventive Alison Morton s INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages Very Dashiell Hammett Victoria Lamb author of The Queen s Secret 21st Century Rome Who d have thought it It s because I love to ponder alternative historical conundrums that I was drawn to Ms Morton s debut novel You will find yourself drawn quickly into Karen s fast paced change of fortune and Ms Morton s alternative Roman world With cleverly drawn characters and breath holding suspense you will soon be turning the final page and wishing there were more Can t wait to read what happens next to Karen in PERFIDITAS Jean Fullerton Historical novelist a well written and decidedly competent alternate history novel which draws you in from the very beginning and which offers an intriguing look at Roma Nova a world which has been ruled by women for the past sixteen centuries and whose secret anonymity comes alive on the page Inceptio is ideal escapism with the ingredients of history mystery and romance expertly combined to form a well balanced and perfectly

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  • SilverWood Books - PERFIDITAS
    and thirty years later a MA in History She now lives in France with her husband A Roman nut since age 11 she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater Rome But it was walking on the mosaics at Ampurias Spain that triggered her wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by women Want to know more Find out more about Alison s writing life Romans and alternate history at her blog www alison morton com and say hello on Twitter alison morton Reviews for INCEPTIO book one of the Roma Nova series Grips like a vice a writer to watch out for Adrian Magson author of the Harry Tate spy thrillers Terrific Brilliantly plotted original story grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic It s a real edge of the seat read genuinely hard to put down Sue Cook writer and broadcaster I loved it Intriguing unusual and thought provoking Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I ve read for a while Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit and not just to meet Conrad vivid and compelling A pacey suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain I can t recommend Inceptio enough Kate Johnson author of The UnTied Kingdom Tense fast paced and deliciously inventive Alison Morton s INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages Very Dashiell Hammett Victoria Lamb author of The Queen s Secret 21st Century Rome Who d have thought it It s because I love to ponder alternative historical conundrums that I was drawn to Ms Morton s debut novel You will find yourself drawn quickly into Karen s fast paced change of fortune and Ms Morton s alternative Roman world With cleverly drawn characters and breath holding suspense you will soon be turning the final page and wishing there were more Can t wait to read what happens next to Karen in PERFIDITAS Jean Fullerton Historical novelist a well written and decidedly competent alternate history novel which draws you in from the very beginning and which offers an intriguing look at Roma Nova a world which has been ruled by women for the past sixteen centuries and whose secret anonymity comes alive on the page Inceptio is ideal escapism with the ingredients of history mystery and romance expertly combined to form a well balanced and perfectly presented start to a promising series Jo Barton Jaffareadstoo I really liked Morton s writing It is not only quite different from what I ve come across so far as it also shows that everything she puts on paper turns out to be important somehow I also very much enjoyed the true balance between dialogue and narrative especially because as a reader I felt all the good the bad and the utterly scary things going on in Karen s life and to me that s one of the most imperative components in a book Patricia

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