March 1, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

The smell of those books! Sniffing a brand new book, I’m immediately taken back. Smell is a powerful sense. One we, as authors, should never to forget to include in our stories.

February 18, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Murdered anyone lately? Enjoyed an erotic escapade? Visited the court of a 17th century king, as one of the writers in my critique group is doing at the moment?

February 4, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Is the room a place to take fractious babies during a service, or somewhere to have a good sob after a chat with an understanding vicar? It’s an ancient church, designed by convict architect Francis Greenway at the instigation of Governor Macquarie, so a place visited...

January 16, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Trust me, writers love feedback, (and I’d really enjoy some response to this blog!). So, if you want to write, don’t be shy. Engage with an author!

January 2, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

My characters lived in castles. Well, that was easy. I’d been to several. Harlech, in Wales, is my favourite. Maybe it was visiting the area immediately below the castle where ships had unloaded cargoes that influenced an early scene in my story.

December 19, 2018

Bronwyn Houldsworth

I’m a member of Romance Writers of Australia, and one of our esteemed members, Anna Jacobs, who frequently tops ‘Most Borrowed Authors from UK Libraries’ lists, has long advised, “Put your writing away in a drawer for a year”. Why? Because then you can look at it with...

December 7, 2018

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Where do you get your ideas? I’d love a dollar for every time someone’s asked me that! Family history, of course. It’s inspired so many of my short stories...

November 23, 2018

Bronwyn Houldsworth

One lesson, learned from my critique group, and of this I’m very sure-no, certain: “Delete emphasis words like ‘very’, and use something specific”.

October 6, 2018

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Through RWA I’ve made lasting friendships, especially with the members of our critique group, Hearts of Gold. We regard each other as family and offer honest criticism that can sometimes be devastating, lots of praise, and support when the going gets tough. Just as mem...

September 22, 2018

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Two years ago I visited the Victoria and Albert museum in London. What a wealth of artefacts it holds! So much inspiration for a writer of historical novels. Likewise the beautiful little Greenwich Fan Museum.

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