A New Year thought for writers of crime fiction – Do crime fiction writers have a responsibility to eliminate medical inaccuracies?

It has been my privilege over the past years to lead an SSU for Medical students in Exeter and Plymouth (UK) on the theme of Medical Facts and Myths into Historical Crime Fiction. Khalid Hasssan, one of the students has kindly offered to share his thought provoking essay with the crime writing fraternity (and sisterhood)…. Read more »

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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Writing-Cocktails-creative-inspiration-ebook/ “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 »