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An Emperor of Evil


Every now and then I like to find myself an arch nemesis, to keep the spark alive. It’s usually just me and my cats and god knows any crazy old cat lady needs a good healthy dose of paranoia and someone to point the finger at and go “it was… 980 more words


Alternate Historical Accuracy

Writing a post over on Evil Toad Press about historical accuracy in genre fiction got me thinking: when it comes to historical accuracy in my own writing, I tend to research what’s accurate in any relevant, given time or society for the sole purpose of deviating from it.   438 more words


D.B. Jackson on Historical Accuracy

Historical accuracy can be a tricky subject for writers, particularly when it comes time to choose between what’s historically accurate and what makes the story better.   677 more words


Cookin' the beans

When you’re writing historical fiction, romantic or otherwise, you need to be as true to the times as you can. Obviously it’s not possible to get every detail correct–you didn’t live back then. 142 more words


Crusader Kings and Historical Accuracy

I love me a good strategy game from time to time, and to my mind Crusader Kings II might be one of the best. For those of you who haven’t played it, CKII is a hyper-realistic medieval grand strategy game, in which you play a series of characters in a medieval dynasty starting from as early as 1066 (or even earlier with the Old Gods expansion) and running for some 300 years, at which point the timeline is taken over by Europa Universalis, the next in Paradox Interactive’s grand strategy pantheon. 939 more words