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Tips for Writing Period Pieces

By Emily Alvarez

I’ve been writing short stories and working on a couple of novels set in previous centuries. I often receive inquiries on how I collect my details and how I even know what to look for. 399 more words

Inspire Writers

Presidents & Their #1 Girls

It’s President’s Day, and I am a long-standing fanatic for presidential factoids and historical trivia, forever in awe of the office and the men who have held it. 747 more words

Classic Names

Historical Flavors: Names of the Day

Before I get started on this post, I would like to thank all of you who have been faithful readers and those who are new to the blog. 522 more words

19th Century

Snapshot of a Victorian Village

Last week, my Small Child and I traveled in time.

We went back to the 1890s, to a cottage in the English Marches, and, for seven short days, we left the modern world entirely behind… 466 more words

Llewellyn's Complete Book Of Names

Surnames as First Names - What to say to a surnames-as-first-names skeptic

In the — shall we say — more conservative naming crowd, using surnames as first names is almost as big an anathema as that most heinous crime of all: using… 761 more words

Llewellyn's Complete Book Of Names