Extras

I’m quite often asked for various feature articles that have been published about me and my work as well as guest blogs I’ve been invited to write for other websites – so I’ve had them all collated here together in EXTRAS. By request, I’ve also included the Build Log for HMS Teazer, which chronicles in technical and personal detail the twelve-month project of reader John Thompson to bring Teazer to life. And, for those budding writers among you, there’s a few tips on writing that I’ve gleaned over the years. I hope you enjoy dipping into these resources and do get in touch if you have suggestions for additional material.
On Writing
I’m often asked how I became an author and about the writing process. In this article, first published in “The Seafarer”, I give budding writers a few hints and shortcuts to a publisher's heart I’ve found useful. Do take a look at my twelve articles on the Writing Historical Novels site, and there is much good advice from other writers, too. There are many excellent books available now on writing and publishing – here’s three to get you started... From Pitch to Publication by Carole Blake Write to be Published by Nicola Morgan Historical Fiction Writing by Myfanwy Cook

I’m often asked how I became an author and about the writing process. In this article, first published in “The Seafarer”, I give budding writers a few hints and shortcuts to a publisher’s heart I’ve found useful. Do take a look at my twelve articles on the Writing Historical Novels site, and there is much good advice from other writers, too. There are many excellent books available now on writing and publishing – here’s three to get you started…
From Pitch to Publication
by Carole Blake
Write to be Published
by Nicola Morgan
Historical Fiction Writing
by Myfanwy Cook

Salty Sayings

So many words and phrases in common use today can be traced back to the language of seafarers. The richness of the English language owes a great deal to Jack Tar! Here’s a selection of some of the favourites I’ve come across over the years.

So many words and phrases in common use today can be traced back to the language of seafarers.
The richness of the English language owes a great deal to Jack Tar! Here’s a selection of some of the favourites I’ve come across over the years.

Quarterdeck Features
Quarterdeck is an online quarterly journal celebrating the best in maritime and historical fiction. Edited by George Jepson, subscription is free

Quarterdeck is an online quarterly journal celebrating the best in maritime and historical fiction. Edited by George Jepson, subscription is free at http://www.mcbooks.com/newsletter.php

Teazer Build Log

Now was the perfect time [for Kydd] to make his acquaintance with the lovely creature. Teazer was a galley-built craft, one continuous deck running fore and aft...This was his home..– Command Reader John Thompson built a superb model of one of the fictional vessels in my books and presented it to me! It was Thomas Kydd's first command, a little brig-sloop, HMS Teazer. Here’s John’s build log over the twelve-month project. HRH Princess Anne did me the great honour of inspecting the completed model when it was on loan to the Ivybridge Library.

Now was the perfect time [for Kydd] to make his acquaintance with the lovely creature. Teazer was a galley-built craft, one continuous deck running fore and aft…This was his home…” – Command

Reader John Thompson built a superb model of one of the fictional vessels in my books and presented it to me! It was Thomas Kydd’s first command, a little brig-sloop, HMS Teazer. Here’s John’s build log over the twelve-month project. HRH Princess Anne did me the great honour of inspecting the completed model when it was on loan to the Ivybridge Library.

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