All items: Andrew Martin

Try to quell the Yorkshireness of your character. As to the actual writing, you tend to be too pedantic, even in fiction; remember to show, not tell.
When researching his historical novels, Andrew Martin always starts with a map drawn around the time in which his story is set, in order to explore at first-hand the world he is trying to envisage. This has led him to some surprising revelations — and occasional near-mishaps.