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Amongst the ruins of Isca Augusta you may just find Adrian Goldsworthy.

(The Isca Augusta was once a Roman legionary fortress and settlement. Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. Source Wikipedia)

Why is it that over the centuries historians, from Edward Gibbon to Adrian Goldsworthy, have been enchanted or inspired by ancient Rome ? 2,433 more words


Don Quijote's Evil Giants

When you first see the windmills on the great hill of Consuegra you will remember Don Quijote.

He thought they weren’t windmills but evil giants standing haughtily in front of him; and he bravely tilted his lance and charged. 457 more words


Get Wilde

Bored on your commute home? You’re in fine company. In The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde wrote, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” You can actually read Wilde’s  291 more words


marycheshier reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:

Fabulous read. A great reminder of the importance of carrying my diary or notebook at all times. Thanks for the share!

You're Not A Writer

Have you had anyone say or act like your not a ‘real writer’ because you haven’t: been published, made any money, made a lot of money, aren’t published with one of the big six, only e-published, etc, etc, etc.? 373 more words

How To

Plums for Sale

A while ago, I was a writer of fiction. I took pleasure in writing creatively, in having a thousand barmy ideas a day. It was awesome. 388 more words

Diary Entries

[Campaign][The Uncanny Sublime: Editing and Literature]

Attaining your dreams is rarely easy, and if it is, you’re not dreaming high enough.

Turning my dream of stepping out of the role of a writer and into a author, is going to take a lot of time, effort, and money. 372 more words

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