Michael Hammersley

year in books
Jools H
119 books | 2 friends


Michael Hammersley

Goodreads Author


Born
in Bury, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
June 2016


Born and raised in the Red Rose county of Lancashire, Mike Hammersley began an enduring interest in America's civil war after he and his family moved to the leafier suburbs of neighbouring Cheshire.

For much of his adult life Mike worked in Information Technology, which gave him the chance to travel and frequently took him to his 'second home' of Alabama. The IT work required a combination of meticulous research and attention to detail that often had to be delivered within very tight deadlines and these skills have served him well in his second career as a novelist.

When the opportunity presented itself to publish the epic story of a London family caught up in America's war, Mike applied the same level of diligence he brought to the day job
...more

To ask Michael Hammersley questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Michael Hammersley That depends on how it manifests itself.

If I am working on a specific book and have difficulty imagining a scene, or how the pro/antagonists would…more
That depends on how it manifests itself.

If I am working on a specific book and have difficulty imagining a scene, or how the pro/antagonists would relate to each other, I revisit the setting with a different sense. For example, if I can’t ‘see’ the outcome, I try to ‘hear’ it or ‘touch’ it and approach the problem from another viewpoint.

I also find it helps to read the work of a favourite author to clear my mind and enjoy a descriptive passage by someone I respect as a writer.

I have many ideas at the moment and the difficulty is keeping them apart. But if I find I am lacking direction, I like to walk away (sometimes, literally) from the problem and turn my mind to some other task, such as allowing an embryonic idea for another story to develop any which way it takes me.

As always, I keep that notebook handy to jot down anything that occurs to me.(less)
Michael Hammersley Working whenever the muse visits.

I’ve always been used to working through when the ideas are flowing but that’s not always possible for some,…more
Working whenever the muse visits.

I’ve always been used to working through when the ideas are flowing but that’s not always possible for some, especially if you are dependent on other people. Writing is a solitary occupation but it also means you can please yourself when you work.

Field trips to gather research material are also great fun, especially when you genuinely learn something from the experience.(less)
Average rating: 5.0 · 1 rating · 1 review · 2 distinct works
Keeping Dixie (The Beaucham...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Field of Stones (The Beauch...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Westwind
Michael Hammersley is currently reading
by Ian Rankin (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Michael’s Recent Updates

Michael Hammersley started reading
Westwind by Ian Rankin
Westwind
by Ian Rankin (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book it was amazing
Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book it was ok
Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book it was amazing
The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book liked it
The Last Trial by Robert  Bailey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book really liked it
Between Black and White by Robert  Bailey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book it was amazing
The Professor by Robert  Bailey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley rated a book liked it
Twenty-Five Years of Detective Life by Jerome Caminada
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley wants to read
The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Hammersley wants to read
Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Michael's books…
69932 History Buffs United — 509 members — last activity Jan 16, 2020 05:21AM
This group is for anyone who loves to read or write historical fiction. Our purpose is to recommend great reads, share our own writing, and help ...more



No comments have been added yet.