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

Feb 17

Lessons Learned: The Reader’s Lullabye

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I want to start putting up little snippets of the things I’ve learned while writing. Stuff that will probably only appeal to new writers. I’d also like to play beach volleyball on Mars. Hopefully these “Lessons Learned” will come more … Continue reading

Dec 03

Peers out from under the covers…

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Yeah, no updates for a bit. My apologies. Life’s been a bit of storm these last couple of months, so I’ve been clinging to driftwood and trying to stay afloat. Just wanted to give a quick update on a few … 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 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