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Oh no, not another new story!

My lovely husband said to me last night, "You know what the world needs, a new spin on Robin Hood. Like you've done with Lancelot, but maybe less sex."

He hates bankers and see this as a way of righting wrongs or maybe writing wrongs.

Now, the less sex I can't guarantee, it sort of writes itself, but he has a point. We need a new Robin Hood which the next generation can use as a role model. Let's face it can't be any worse than that mash up of…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 19, 2012 at 3:03pm — 5 Comments

What a day!

Well, in the UK it's nearly 6 pm and the old brainpan is starting to give up the ghost.

Today has been an exciting day, as I've been taking part in Steve Norris' plan for ebook promotion. It's gone well. At one point I was #45 in Historical fiction in the UK and my US numbers are improving constantly.

Indie authors often receive a bad press, we are publishing in a new environment and often those who have conventional publishing contracts are…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 17, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Lancelot and the Wolf promotion day.

Those who follow me on FB will already know if they've looked, but yesterday I finished book four in the Knights of Camelot series. Yeah me!

One good thing about knowing the characters so well , it certainly comes fast when it happens. It's just hitting those right notes and all of a sudden you have a symphony in your head.  Poor Lancelot, I've torn him a part so many times but I firmly believe he's a better man for the experience....

...or am I beginning to sound like his…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 16, 2012 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Wasted words...?

I've been trying to write an insert for the fourth book of my Knights of Camelot series. I'm a few thousand words short of my ideal novel length and there are places which need more detail. I began something last weekend and doodled about until I reached just over 2,500 words when I realised it was rubbish. Utter drivel.

Just a little unfortunate, so back to square one and try to pick a better subject. Fortunately I have a friend who knows my world almost as well as I do and while we…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 13, 2012 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

I am a lucky girl.

Yesterday a new person joined my Facebook page because they love my Knights of Camelot series. It's a strange feeling that my words have whizzed all the way over to the US and touched someone enough to prompt them to take such action. I am so deeply touched by the effort and kindness. I also amazed that other people out there love my boys as much as me!

I write in a genre that encourages contact with people who enjoy world building as much as the author - we are often referred to as…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 7, 2012 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

A new idea

One of the reasons I've joined Authors.com is because Steve Norris, author of A Very English Revolution , has contacted me about a very clever idea.

Here's the idea - in order to boost rankings on Amazon (the book world's version of the Catholic Church - you do it their way or no way) - he's thought of a cunning…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 4, 2012 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

The first blog is the worst...?

So, what to chat about on a new blog? In this instance writing... My favourite subject and something of a curse perhaps.

Is it me are writers often driven people who can't help themselves? Rarely are authors looking for fame - fortune perhaps - but not fame. We are just goaded by the people, scenes and plots that unravel inside our minds and if we don't do something with them, we will go mad. Or at least that's how it feels.

At the moment, I'm in the process of finishing book 4…

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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 4, 2012 at 4:11pm — 3 Comments

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