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. ┬áBut tonight, I was looking for … 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