I just discoverd a web page (http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/cal/medcal.shtml) where some hearty soul has calculated the dates/days of the week from 1100-1500 AD. Thus, for the book I’m writing now, I discovered that 11 December 1282 was a Friday. It was also the
Yay! NaNoWriMo is one of the most insane-yet-exhilerating things I’ve done, certainly as a writer. Maybe as a person. Writing 50,000 words in a month is a lot. This year, I did it the smart way and paced myself. Last
Today, Anna Elliott, the author of the wonderful Twilight of Avalon (Touchstone: May 2009) is here to talk about blending history and fantasy when writing historical fiction. Welcome, Anna! —— Ever since I wrote Twilight of Avalon, based on the Trystan
“Here’s what it starts to be like for me somewhere in the midsection of a novel: (1) I’ve written the beginning, but I’m pretty sure it’s a pile of crap. (2) The end, when I even dare to contemplate it,
The Arthurian knight in plate mail, jousting on his horse, is the classic image of a medieval knight, but is totally inaccurate. Armor has evolved over time and that plate mailed knight was a relatively late development in the evolution of warfare.