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How to avoid ruin with Anglo Saxons runes

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Anglo Saxon runes” You know how it is, you want to…

Anglo Saxons in battle
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Anglo Saxon Exceptionalism

We sometimes hear about ‘American Exceptionalism,’ but what about ‘Anglo Saxon Exceptionalism?’

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How to use an ancient language in a novel part 2

This is part two of a series called ‘How to use an ancient language in a novel.’ and it includes…

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How to use an ancient language in a novel

How to use an ancient language when writing a novel in modern English.

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How to avoid writing about a ‘banned’ topic

Here’s one way of ethically avoiding mentioning the corona virus if you’re writing a novel. ‘Ethically’ means not being sneaky,…

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When it isn’t okay to say okay

Writing Plague Doctor Three (and Plague Doctor Two) created a few problems. Linguistic and cultural problems. Rylee, the main character,…

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How to chill to an ambiguous word

That embarrassing moment when you realise that you’ve written a word that can also mean something else. For example. This…

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First, do no harm

It’s easy to be contemptous of history, contemptous of historical figures, to mock certain military generals for their mistakes, for…

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To my horror

This piece of writing seemed fine at first but when I edited it I saw that it didn’t make sense,…

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Scene breaks overkill

Scene breaks are a way of separating scenes in novels, to distinguish the end of one scene and the beginning…