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DRAGON RIDERS

One of the most common themes in fantasy is the concept of dragon riders. Authors who have included dragon riders in their works include Christopher Paolini, Cornelia Funke, George R. 320 more words

Medieval Warfare: The Longbow

The longbow dominated medieval warfare and came on the scene around 1280, when Edward I invaded Wales, yet the longbow has been around since pre-neolithic times. 348 more words

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A Birthday, Emotional Whiplash, & Andalusia

First, the birthday. My sweet daughter Mary turned 26 today. Here she is when she was much younger, with Lina and Flynn:

I did get to talk to her a little this evening, and am looking forward to seeing her in person in a couple of weeks. 622 more words

HUNTING IN THE WOODS

Due to my love for animals, I have no interest in hunting them for food. While I am eager to gain authentic inspiration for many aspects of medieval life, I will just use my imagination for this part. 107 more words

Resolve

He is someone
like a secret
that should not be told,
but she sees his smile
as a gauntlet dropped.

Reason has no place
in her heart. 31 more words

Poetry

WRITING UPDATE: FIRST BATTLE CHANGE

At first, I wanted the first major battle of my fantasy book to be an open battle that is based on the Battle of Pilleth. Now, however, I am thinking of changing it to a siege battle. 41 more words

MY WRITING RESEARCH SO FAR

One could argue that the inspiration I get from my current fantasy book is a bit extreme. In order to gain as much authentic inspiration and information as possible, I have been listening to medieval documentaries, tasting exotic food from the period, and participating in medieval reenactments. 84 more words