The American Boy – Seven intriguing facts for historical fiction writers about Dartmoor Prison

The American Boy The 1812 War with America brought a ‘torrent’ of American prisoners-of-war to swell the numbers already incarcerated at Dartmoor ‘Depot’.  The first 250 arrived in 1813 and remained there until 1815. The youngest American prisoner was John Seapatch, who was twelve years old. He was born in Massachusetts and according to prison… Read more »

Creative Writing Cocktails: Shake and stir your creative inspiration

Creative Writing Cocktails: Shake and stir your creative inspiration by Myfanwy Cook is now available as a Kindle edition “This series of short and structured activities is designed for you, or your writing group, to explore different settings, prompts and ideas and for you to experiment and have fun by stirring and shaking up your… Read more »

History isn’t just about the past

Historical Fiction provides the writer with the opportunity to carry messages from the past into our lives today. It is a legacy,a way of remembering, but also a warning about what might have happened and what could happen today.