Research

WIP Research: The Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms

MY WIP largely takes place in the East End, and my research has taken me into surprising directions. Before now, I filtered my view of the East End through Dickens and the Jack the Ripper murders, and perhaps a few snippets from Mayhew from time to time. Needless to say, these were myopic: yes there …

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Writing

A Note to My Readers: NaNoWriMo!

Dear Readers, I must beg your patience and test your loyalty during this month of November for I am participating in NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. The quest is to write 50,000 words between Nov 1-30, but I am hoping to complete my novel (all 100,000 words) in its entirety. What this …

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Psychiatry

Freud and the Edwardians

An I have for a future WIP is a bit of a psychological thriller and a bit of a gothic romance. Thus far I thinkit’s part of a trilogy dealing with psychiatry in the Edwardian era, but it’s so fascinating to realize that what we think of as “modern” had its roots in the late …

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