PAUL JAMESON 2016

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My thoughts on writing, books, reading and folklore.

March 4, 2019

I might have mentioned I’m beginning a Masters in Celtic Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. I’m very excited; nervous too given the strange state of my brain and mental health since whenever. It’ll be a challenge, quite different to what it might...

September 3, 2018

Well this was a strange one for me. At times it dropped to a 2 star, then rose up to a 4 star and then ended overall as a 3 star for me.

How to explain?
 

At the beginning there was a bit too much 'tell' and not enough 'show'. This made the book difficult to read for m...

August 27, 2018

This year I released my first novel, ‘Nightjar’. It’s a fantasy, with more than a hint of dystopia, set in a feudal future and centred upon a Fae’s need to keep alive an immortal love. I was inspired to write the piece by the Iron Age landscape that surrounds where I l...

July 17, 2018

I enjoyed this.

I love mythology, especially Celtic folklore, and although well aware of Norse mythology - mainly through popular culture and the like - I wasn't so knowledgeable about the detail. For instance I wasn't aware of the detail around Ragnarok, Loki's childre...

June 18, 2018

The next few weeks my blog will be about the books I've read. Recently, of course. It follows on from my thoughts on reading Jean Teule's 'The Poisoning Angel' last week, and will include the likes of 'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman, 'Folk' by Zoe Gilbert, and some sh...

June 11, 2018

I enjoyed one of those wonderful events recently; you know the one, when you pick up a random book in the library and it turns out to be truly amazing. The book in question was 'The Poisoning Angel' by Jean Teulé; a donated book, and the library was in Sandy. It was a...

March 26, 2018

This week I decided I'm going to self-publish 'Nightjar'.

Why?

I gave myself a time-limit on agency submissions; wanted to at least try the traditional avenues to publishing. I created a comprehensive list of UK agencies, using various sources, and approached those I fel...

October 30, 2017

My editing of Nightjar (the final, final draft now) is all-consuming. That said I do find time to participate in Facebook Writing/Reading Groups and Twitter Chats.

In one Facebook Group the subject of Twitter came up. Other authors, as is so oft the case, hate it at fir...

September 22, 2017

Sometimes...

With some authors;

When you finish one of their works you have to give it time to settle in and 'become' before casting your immediate judgement, so to speak. Steinbeck is one of those authors.

I love his narrative and prose, of that there is no doubt....