Posted in learning, magic, medieval, still on schedule!, The Nasrid Charm

Update: The Nasrid Charm

The-Nasrid-Charm-Cover-2015I’ve been a little obsessed by learning new things lately, and some of the courses I’ve been taking have been writing related (honestly!)

An Open University course on writing fiction (which I’ve been featuring here) has led me down a research path for The Nasrid Charm (as well as giving advice on building characters, setting, voice and the dreaded editing)

Enough to keep me busy revising the story before my new courses start.


I’ve signed up for a couple of other courses that I feel will add some ‘zing’ to my novel:

  • Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain (to help with setting, time and place)
  • Magic in the Middle Ages – which speaks for itself.

As a result (these don’t start until Spring 2016) I’ll be editing most of the book and will complete a final draft in May 2016 – still in time for the scheduled publication.

That’s it for now!



Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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