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A (Holi)day in the Life in the Middle Ages (Medieval Mondays #7)

The medieval year during the 13th century in England was noticeably different than in modern life.

To begin with, the four seasons – marked in accordance with the medieval agricultural calendar – were observed at different times of the year than we recognize then today. 763 more words


“Of All The Gin Joints In All The World:” The Power Of Coincidence In Fiction

One of the most beloved and best quoted movies in the 1942 classic Casablanca. It’s set in the costal Moroccan town during the Second World War. 765 more words

A Word Fitly Spoken

Time to write?

‘I’d love to write a book, if only I had the time,’ I wish I had a pound for every time  someone has said that to me. 559 more words


Writing a novel

I think it’s the best opportunity for me to write something wonderful. I mean, there is a part of me screaming DEPRESSION. I have read many good books and I know most of them came from the most depressing moment of their authors, especially Harry Potter. 484 more words

Novel Writing

A Conversation About Dialog

What is it that makes one novel better than another? What facets of the craft elevate a story from pro forma to profound? The first two are absurdly easy to pinpoint: great characters and intriguing plots. 760 more words



…is definitely important as the novel evolves. I am lucky in that I have a number of followers who are charged with reading the ad hoc chunks that I fling in their general direction. 491 more words

First Novel

I'm Obsessed with Writing the Perfect Novel

This blog started out, and is sometimes still wrongfully categorized, as a creative writing blog. Its purpose in the beginning was to chronicle my life as an aspiring writer. 831 more words

Meg Dowell