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Yurt: A Home Far Prettier Than It Sounds

currently playing on my laptop: Dark Necessities by the Red Hot Chili Peppers When you research history and cultures to write a deeply escapist fantasy, you come across cool things. Some stick with you more than others. For me, one … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Research When You Craft Fantasy

currently playing on my iPod: Cinema (Skrillex Remix) by Benny Benassi Fantasy doesn’t only grow out of a writer’s mind. To be rich and believable, it also springs from history, from culture, from the study of mankind. Presently, I’m a … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Internet Research

currently playing on my iPod: One by U2 Google released Google Art Project this week. A few words to describe it may be convenient, awesome, and frustrating. Convenient: The interactive site uses that street view deal that Google Earth has … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Modern vs. Exceptional

currently playing on my iPod: D.A.N.C.E. by Justice When you write a scene set in the past you must take care that your characters (either fictional or historical)  live, love, work, and play in an authentic manner. Why is this important? … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Research

currently playing on my iPod: Sleep Alone by Bat for Lashes Recently I was invited to go hawking. The experience was incredible. I held my gloved hand high while the hawk’s master whistled behind me. Storm, a large, female red tail … 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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