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History Repeating

I know I sound like a broken record, saying the same stuff over and over again, and posting up the same links, but I really mean it this time. 374 more words


Seriously Write: Research…It’s in the Details by Mindy Obenhaus

Today on the Seriously Write blog, author Mindy Obenhaus shares the length to which she went to research one of her books. Her reason? To add those luscious little details that allow readers to feel they’re part of the story. 29 more words

The Writing Life

Royal Titles

I have always had a fascination with history. I love knowing the reason why a society suddenly changes it’s behavior, like bathing for example. During the time of the Ancient Roman Empire, communal bathing was good and encouraged, however by the time the bubonic plague came about in Europe, bathing was discouraged because it was believed to open up the pores of the skin and thus make a person more susceptible to plague. 290 more words


On researching killy things

For this novel I’m writing (13026 words and counting as of thirty seconds ago), I need to know about the kinds of weaponry and armor that would be found in the sixteenth century. 528 more words