Monthly Archives: November 2010

Let’s Hear It For The Boys: Male Characters in Historical Fiction

currently playing on my iPod: October by Broken Bells These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a Historical Fiction with a male lead. Upon browsing the bookstore, you won’t find The Gypsy’s Interesting Husband or Her Majesty’s Really Great Brother. Nope. What’s coming out now is … Continue reading

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I hate to admit it but…

currently playing on my iPod: Awake My Soul by Mumford & Sons (thanks Robin!) I adore libraries. The hushed, bump and shuffle noises. The aroma of 15 pound reference manuals printed in the ’50s. The common goal to leave each other … Continue reading

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Unexpected difficulties for authors

currently playing on my iPod: Radioactive by Kings of Leon So my mind (and it has plenty of company) is still on Harry Potter and JK Rowling. Sorry, but I am pretty excited about that upcoming flick. I just read an … Continue reading

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5 Things we can learn about writing from JK Rowling

currently playing on my iPod: Spaceman by The Killers Today I will borrow thoughts from Nathan Bransford’s blog. Formerly an literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd., Mr. Bransford now works full time writing and working in the tech industry. His … Continue reading

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