First Author Interview My first author interview. I am excited. Thanks so much to fellow author Katherine Hayton for inviting me to interview for her website. Enjoy the interview. If you have any questions, get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. I love talking with readers and other authors. Zara Altair – The Used VirginPlease tell us a bit about […]
Factions for a Time Today football (soccer) fans go wild in the street causing disruption, injury, and even death. Every era has its fanatics. In the time of Theoderic religious interpretations of the nature of Christ caused the same kind of eruptions. My favorite fictional description is from Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague deCamp, a […]
StoryShop for Planning a Novel The beta version of StoryShop, an online application for building a story, is out. The aim of the application? Here’s what the creators have to say. The better you know your characters, your plot’s key points, and your world before you start writing, the better and faster the story will pour […]
Research details about the Roman sauce garum. Easy modern recipe.
Research is Background, Not the Story Historical research, especially for a time when not much original material from the period survives, can be daunting. At any given time my desktop may be covered with notebooks, maps, and reference books. Or I may be looking at a collection of photos I took at the Domus dei […]
Jumping Back into Writing Over a year ago I thought I was moving and packed up most of my books. Now I’m finally in my new home and slowly unpacking as I manage various contractors to bring the house up to safety and comfortable living standards. Although I kept my notes and some research papers, […]