Jul 25

Don’t be an Ejaculator

A couple of years ago, I was on a panel discussing dialog.  What? It happens. Sometimes people pity me I’m a respected, highly sought-after expert in my field. Anyway, one of the authors on the panel told the audience to … Continue reading

Mar 27

“You … you … skelm!” And other problems.

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A quick vent-post about the problems I often encounter with language in historical fiction. Those of you who read my previous post on historical language know that this is an ongoing thing with me.  But tonight, I was looking for … Continue reading

Nov 28

Guest Post: Joseph Brassey of Mongoliad Fame!

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            Hey everyone. As you might know, earlier this year I was commissioned by Kindle Worlds to write in the Foreworld Universe. I jumped at the chance to piggyback onto the universe of The Mongoliad. … Continue reading

Nov 20

My Writing Process–Blog Tour

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So i’m taking part in a round-robin blog tour in which writers talk about how they write what they write. It’s a lot of fun, and I want to thank fellow historical writer Adam Haviaras for inviting me. Adam has … Continue reading

Jul 20

Can Language in Any Historical Novel Truly Be Authentic?

My historical fantasy novels are riddled with anachronistic speech. There I’ve said it. But you know what? So are everyone else’s. Writing a medieval novel using only the language from the middle ages (even limited to dialog), would be asinine. … Continue reading