Category Archives: Historical fiction

Baptism in Wind Age

In the chapter I sent out last week, a character gets baptized. Now since this was at a time in the conversion of England when most people were first-generation believers, infant baptism hadn’t really come up yet and wasn’t an … Continue reading

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In a vein similar to “Why I am an English major”

First off, you may not be hearing much from me for another week. This weekend is crazy with concerts and trips to the Cities and that sort of thing, and my grandfather coming to visit. Someone may be wondering, or … Continue reading

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In the words of Fripsky von Chiggatron, “Do tell!”

I started Wind Age a year ago this month, as near as I can figure. Since it’s being beta-read right now, it’s on my mind a lot even apart from the anniversary, so my posts this month are going to be, … Continue reading

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Introducing Wind Age

The first idea for Wind Age came one evening in the late winter or early spring of Anno Domini 2016. I was going home from school after a long day indoors, sitting in the back of our van, too tired … Continue reading

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On Lily’s story

Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold, which left my body demanding sleep and my mind groping through a fog as dense as any that ever came out of Solbane. Today my head’s better, and it’s snowing. For some … Continue reading

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Why I chose the late Anglo-Saxon period for Of the North

I planned to post Friday as normal, except that we had a blizzard and the internet was out for quite a while (so was the power, but we managed and we’re still alive and everything’s back on now). Then Saturday … Continue reading

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Influences on Of the North

One of the most obvious things to influence Of the North was my getting into the SCA. It’s an entirely new world with so many, many links to an old one. There’s room for thousands of stories. My excited diving … Continue reading

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