Monthly Archives: July 2013

Saville’s Spinney Chapter 1 – An Yll Wynde


Hello readers. Its here at last, I am posting up a draft first chapter of my book “Saville’s Spinney”. I have finally decided  how to write this story.  This is a story told by generations of my family. My late … Continue reading

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The best of times, the worst of times.


It was 06.38, Thursday 18th July as I left my home to drive over to Harrogate. I was attending a crime writing event for the second year running in a beautiful Yorkshire city. Known as Creative Thursday, the event is … Continue reading

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SYNOPSIS for SAVILLE’S SPINNEY – a new book by Michael Sheridan


Herewith my synopsis. In one week I will start  weekly uploads of the first chapter “An Yll Wynde”,segment by segment…..which of course will be free to read! New Years Day 1844. William Saville has thrown his wife and children on … Continue reading

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Do I show or do I tell?


Hello again Readers. I am preparing myself for a Writer’s conference next week in Harrogate. I hope to pitch my story at this event and will need a good synopsis. I will also need a complete first chapter. Now here … Continue reading

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