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Research – My Excuse for Becoming a Port Lecturer

Boudicca-in-Scotland-banner_originalResearch becomes second nature to writers. That little voice inside that says never miss out on an opportunity because you never know when the experience will come in useful is a good excuse for taking time out from the actual writing. That’s my excuse for spending the last six months totally immersed in the world of port lecturing – telling cruise passengers about the ports we were about to visit. I’ve been a cruise lecturer for several years. I began running fun writing workshops on board ship and then developed a series of talks about writing and what attracts me about writing crime. Continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Being a Cruise Lecturer

talks_1Who wouldn’t want to be a cruise lecturer? It can be a daunting prospect, but being asked is a great privilege and, in the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to go to some great places and meet some lovely people. I was more than happy to drop everything and put my life on hold for a month when the agency rang and asked if I’d like to go on a 20 day ‘Mystery Cruise’ leaving in just over a week’s time. Continue reading