Category Archives: Historical fiction

Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax

Originally posted on Of Dreams and Swords:
This is going to be a long post. This “artist’s statement” was supposed to be a lot shorter, but you know how that goes. I even tried to abridge it and then found…

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Recent reading (II)

In spite of working forty hours a week with at least an hour a day spent driving, and STOML waving its tentacles in the air and doing other odd things, I’ve actually gotten quite a bit of leisure reading done … Continue reading

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TLL update

I’m aware that I have said comparatively little about the Two-Legged League on here, despite having finished its first draft at the end of the first week of Easter. A fortunate few have gotten to read that draft already, and Ariana … Continue reading

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Io! Io!

Christus surrexit! On Saturday evening I finished the first complete draft of The Two-Legged League.  First glimpses of characters came late May ’18: Llewellyn (called Thew): dark-haired undergrad of the Perry type, who works with a typewriter in his shirt-sleeves. Penelope, … Continue reading

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Having run out of witty titles

The silence last week was quite accidental. We’re approaching the end of the orchestra season (concert on Saturday! Anyone want to come?) and I’ve actually worked a little bit, and am not too far behind on Camp NaNo, although the stats … Continue reading

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As I go puffing out germs like a puffball with its spores

I’ve been at home with a cold these three days, coming down with it at the end of a long day with the orchestra. On Wednesday I read four library books; yesterday I re-read one (The Castle Behind Thorns, Merrie … Continue reading

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A Remedy: for Historical Inaccuracies

Two things that would go a long way toward increasing historical accuracy (to the point that I, with a concentration in the late Anglo-Saxon era, can ask intelligently about the plausibility of things in a story set in 15th-cent. Bohemia): … Continue reading

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