Saturday, 28 June 2014

Writing books

Writing books is a very different activity from making artists books, one of the biggest differences being the amount of time it takes to produce the work!  I know this first hand as my husband, Ross Davies, has just finished the first draft of his historical non-fiiction book The Governess, The Writer and The Wren - an untold story about Miles Franklin and two Australian lifelong friends who met in Chicago in 1914 and subsequently joined the Scottish Women's Hospitals in London and served in the Balkans during World War I.  The story follows their lives over the following four decades as they struggled to create their own brilliant careers.

Ross has just started a new blog where he will talk about writing, researching and other relevant topics as well as his other interest, cycling. You can find his first post about an interesting research experience in Paris at 


Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

My husband researches and writes as well -- it can get a bit intense sometimes, especially as deadlines loom! Good luck to Ross. Sounds interesting.

Helen M said...

Thanks Ellen, what a coincidence! It makes for a nice cross-over of interests though doesn't it?

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

And it also sure provides an interesting window into the wider world of book publishing and all that. But, my, what a lot of work it really is!