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Richard Shephard’s Fav Five: The First Computer Programmer, The Father of Science Fiction & More

Originally posted on Yesterday Unhinged:
Watercolor portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace). By Alfred Edward Chalon, 1840. This is the fifth part in our weekly Fab Five…

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky and His Epileptic Nirvana

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 9th of February 1881, one of the most prolific Russian writers, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, died of complications after a pulmonary…

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

So, you lost NaNoWriMo. What now?

It’s the last day of November and right now there’s a lot of high-fiving and congratulations going on among those writers who, as of today, have “won” NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Fine Per Ounce”: The lost James Bond adventure.

Imagine this. The opening gun barrel graphic…the music…Daniel Craig shoots at the viewer…the screen goes red…a circle opens up onto an exotic locale, where suave super spy 007 is quickly … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Narrative History’s Man of the Moment.

Originally posted on If it happened yesterday, it's History:
(Roger Crowley. Image Sutton-Hibbert/The Sunday Times) “History is taught, I believe, by one thing only- sparking interest. This means telling…

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The wandering Greek philosopher: celebrating Nikos Kazantzakis.

Fifty-six years ago today, on October 26, 1957, Greek novelist and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis died of leukemia in Frieburg, West Germany. Although not well known among English-speaking readers, the death … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo.

So, it’s almost November, and I’m already starting to see blog posts, tweets and emails about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you are even tangentially connected to the writing … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Is this blog worth it? The existential crisis of the author website.

At the risk of seeming melodramatic and narcissistic, I’d like to talk to you all about this site and what’s going on here, because, to be honest with you, I’m … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pondering weak and weary: the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe.

One hundred and sixty-four years ago today, on October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe is arguably the tallest giant in the field of American literature, … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Characterizing History: Writing Historical Figures as Interesting Characters (Guest Blog by Sean Munger)

Originally posted on Write, Juggle, Run:
A special thanks to Sean Munger for providing his insightful thoughts on writing historical characters into fiction. This is something I have never done…

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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