Category Archives: Sarah E Smith.info

Mar 02

Dear Brain 

Again I would like to thank you for your help with the rewrites. I agree the new opening is so much better and far more dramatic.  However, do you REALLY need to suggest such things at 1 in the morning?

Feb 28

Dear Brain

Whilst I agree  being awake at 2am has its benefits; especially as I’ve worked out I need to change the location of murder two and lengthen the time  frame of the whole book. Can I please go back to sleep?

Jan 12

Verdict!

Symington Byrd makes a convincing ‘gentleman detective’

Burning question

Six people give an account of a dinner party. One member of the party doesn’t mention one of the guests at all during his account. Why not?

Jan 04

January Blogging Challenge: Imaginary Friend

“If Sarah  wasn’t a writer,” OH said over dinner, “I’m sure she’d be schizophrenic.” As you can imagine, Mother was horrified. A brussel sprout clattered back onto her plate. A dead ringer for Her Majesty in a younger day, she called on that to deliver a stinging retort. It involved the words “bloody” and “idiot”. […]

Dec 17

#QBYRD

Am doing a.twitter Q&A session on my @Symington_Byrd  handle tomorrow,  18th Dec from 18:30 GMT. Feel free to ask a question or 2, or follow it on #QBYRD

Jul 25

Emily: A Metamorphosis

I have been having a look at this blog in the last few days, making a few changes here – tweaking there; preparing for the summmer when I can blog and post to my heart’s content. Doing so, I came across an old post – It’s all in the clothes. This post contained my initial […]

Aug 29

Pinterest – a discovery

I have an admission to make, I’ve fallen in love: with Pinterest. It started simply enough, I found some pictures of outfits for some of my characters and I wanted to save them. OH suggested bookmarking the page. But sometimes when you do that, the page vanishes. A friend of mine – an arts and […]

Apr 12

It’s all in the Clothes

OH and I have been thinking a lot about Emily and her relationship with Symington. She’s an East End girl of genteel stock; he was part of the late King Edward’s crowd. . He has been asked to look after her, she has contacts in the East End that are vital to a criminologist; but […]

Jun 30

The 1949 Affair… The story So far

Originally posted on The Secret of Aldwych Strand:
  Sometimes it’s really tough to catch up with a story that is more than a few chapters old. So I thought: why not make it easier with a quick summary post? So here goes… Lucy and Mark find they are in Blackpool, not Southend;  and the…