Historical fiction requires the same basic skills used to create any type of well-drawn story, but with the added responsibility of authentically evoking times gone by—some of which are now beyond the memory of any living person. Just as with any genre, historical fiction entertains, but it is also a magic window into our own pasts, offering us the opportunity to better understand ourselves and each other.Genre Tips: How to Write Historical Fiction – Helping Writers Become Authors
Category: This ‘n’ That
A Charming Response from Shalbourne!
Hi, everyone. I had a note back from the chair of the Shalbourne Parish Council, and I don’t think you could wipe the smile from my face! Name is, once again, redacted.
Tips on sustaining your author aesthetic – and how it will help your brand — Kobo Writing Life
Okay, so you’ve settled on a brand look – you write fantasy, so there’s a lot of silvers and golds, dragon scales, and velvety textures. Or you’re a romance writer who tends to gravitate towards the friends-to-lovers trope for your rom coms; there’s a lot of bright colours, illustrated covers, and bold fonts. All this…Tips on sustaining your author aesthetic – and how it will help your brand — Kobo Writing Life
Forma Urbis – The Ancient Marble Map of Rome
The question remains as to the purpose of the Forma Urbis. it must have been out of date before the builders finished putting it up in the Forum of Peace. Marble is an expensive material so was it just another bit of imperial boasting? Perhaps it was fun to be a Roman strolling past and observing the goggling wonder of the out-of-towners as they saw the whole of the city laid out above their heads. But what if the Forma Urbis was also an attempt to link the emperor Septimius Severus to his predecessors?Forma Urbis – The Ancient Marble Map of Rome
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