Vivienne Dockerty

Author of Historical Fiction

Book Research: How Much Should You Do?

Although research is never wasted ...

Before I begin writing one of my books, I always carry out a lot of book research. With me writing historical sagas, it is important for me to get my facts right ...

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A Self Publisher ...

Developing the hide of a Rhino!

Since coming back to the UK, I have found a big difference in people's attitudes towards self-published authors. There are not many mainstream publishers in Australia ...

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Glad To Be Home: Part 2

What I've Missed About the UK ...

Now that I'm back in my native homeland, I've been considering the merits of good old Blighty compared with Oz and I've put together 10 Feel Good Factors About Living in the UK ...

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Briseann Au Duchais Tri Schule An Chat

Why are we drawn to certain people?

Have you ever wondered why we are drawn to certain people when they appear in our lives? The true nature of someone's character is always revealed through their eyes ...

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Meeting My Characters: Is This Spooky Or What?

Ghosts from a forgotten manuscript ...

I recently sent off a manuscript to Matador publishers to be made into an ebook. I had originally sent it in paper form to a traditional publisher and they had rejected it ...

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The Sacrifices Of A Self Publisher

Is it really worth it?

''I was offered a publishing contract, but I turned it down'' said the headline in a magazine that I had been reading recently. ''Bully for her'' I thought ...

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Suffrage: Women Undefeated

Are things really better now?

As some of you may know, my first ancestor, Maggie, who came over to England from Ireland during the Potato Famine, eventually became the owner of a successful property company ...

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Writing Your Own Story

It's easy if you want to ...

When I am at various events throughout the year, in order to sell and promote my range of historical sagas, people often say to me that they have a story to tell ...

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About My Book: A Deceitful Man

Be careful what you wish for ...

I am sure that there are a lot of deceitful men in this world. In fact, I've met a few of them, but the man in my story appeared out of the blue when I was thinking about characters ...

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About My Book: Innocence Lost

The final Dockerty saga ...

Innocence Lost is the story of my own life which tells of the effect that a stricken soldier returning from the horrors of war can have on a sensitive middle child ...

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About My Book: Beggarman's Cottage

A place of refuge, a place of secrets ...

I received a lovely review last week from a lady who had just finished reading Beggarman's Cottage. It got me thinking about the plot and my reasons for writing the story ...

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About My Book: Ping Pong Poms

As the Aussies like to call us ...

My husband and I first emigrated to Australia in 2008. Our daughter and our grandchild had moved there to be with our son in law, so we became ping pong poms ...

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Glad To Be Home: Part 2

Bulgaria: Some Real Contrasts

A Self Publisher ...

Once upon a time

The Sacrifices Of A Self Publisher

Rejection: A Powerful, All Encompas ...

Author Talks And Craft Fairs

Care For The Elderly

Briseann Au Duchais Tri Schule An C ...

Her Heart's Desire

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"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much"

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