Jennie Dobson

About me

Hi there, I’ve been writing all my life and historical fiction is my passion. I have a Masters Degree in the Cultural History of Renaissance England and work as a Period Guide in Shakespeare’s Birthplace. I run a writers’ group aiming to help all our members into print. In previous incarnations I have worked in publishing as an editor, proof-reader and copy editor and copywriter. I have also been a press officer in a PR company. I am currently working on a novel based on my MA dissertation. The story focuses on a female priest harbourer leading up to and during the Gunpowder Plot in England, 1605.

From my website

Writing historical fiction

I read an interesting article recently about writing historical fiction.  The author, who has recently published her own historical novel, suggests that once you have found your protagonist you should dig deep into their character.  Now this is good advice if you have access to that kind of information but…

Aloha from Hawaii

Instead of sending postcards, I thought it would be more fun to write a blog about my visit to Hawaii.  It’s almost over now but my experience of Big Island (Hawaii Island) is wonderful.  The people here are really friendly, the Island is one of huge contrasts, fabulous beaches, volcanic…

Relationships in the workplace

One of the most common reasons that people of working age sought counselling when I was working for the Plymouth NHS was related to workplace bullying and coping with power relationships. As an interested onlooker I have noticed this myself in recent years and feel sad for people whose lives…

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