Digging Into History, Writer's Tool Box

Digging into History: A Writer’s Guide to the Perfect Hero

Humans LOVE a hero! Times change, but people don’t. Contrary to what some believe, we’re all born with a human nature that binds us together, forcing us to grow and learn. But along the way, academic progress notwithstanding, mankind has always enjoyed a vicarious thrill. Humans love to cheer champions who pull off glorious feats… Continue reading Digging into History: A Writer’s Guide to the Perfect Hero

Digging Into History

Digging into History: Doubting Thomas look to Egypt

Isn't she C.U.T.E? The doubting Thomas often gets a bad rap. And curious cats can end up in a BAD way. (Dead. But you didn’t hear that from me. Boo is sitting on my lap. LoL.) But whether you’re dying to know or refusing to belief without seeing, there’s always more than one way to… Continue reading Digging into History: Doubting Thomas look to Egypt

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Why Matilda of Flanders Was William The Conqueror’s Perfect Match

Looking for a real woman from the pages of history? Someone to drain the sap out of revisionist fantasies of fainting maidens? Seek no more! Matilda of Flanders is your gal. Bold in word and deed, this woman made up her own mind--and changed it when she pleased. Crossing parents, popes, and even William the… Continue reading Why Matilda of Flanders Was William The Conqueror’s Perfect Match

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Dishing with Di: Bygone Days

So much is missing! History wasn’t my favorite subject in school.  All those dry dates of battles and events.  Bleh!  These days I’m not sure true history is even taught.  During my teens my favorite books to read were those romances set in the south, ala: GONE WITH THE WIND.  Personally, I thought Scarlett a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Bygone Days

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Letter From Catherine Of Aragon To King Ferdinand II About Prince Arthur (1502 CE)

Looking for heroic inspiration to pen your next novel? An example of unparalleled feminine strength and dignity? Check out Samantha James Historical Diaries blog on Catherine of Aragon, fist wife of England's infamous Henry VIII. The life of the "rich" and "famous" comes with a great many burdens. And whether or not you write historical… Continue reading Letter From Catherine Of Aragon To King Ferdinand II About Prince Arthur (1502 CE)

Digging Into History, Dishing with Di

Dishing with Di: Could this be Spring?

December 21st marked the "official" opening of winter, yet spring has been teasing us in Maine.  Rain and wind has cleared the snow and ice off the roofs, melting much of the white stuff off the ground.  This is winter? The officials must be wrong. Considering we got snow two days before Halloween, what’s a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Could this be Spring?

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Tomb Raider—Egyptian style

Think Laura Croft has tagged all the tombs? Think again, and don’t kid yourself. My history freak is absolutely blog worthy. Even for an inspy suspense/romance writer. Hidden bones, exotic lands, and ancient civilizations are the stuff of stories—contemporary and historical. Welcome to the tomb of Wahtye! And this is a doozie. An archeological expedition,… Continue reading Tomb Raider—Egyptian style

Digging Into History, Writer's Tool Box

Ancient History: The perfect premise for a contemporary novel!

This is now history! I write contemporary inspy romantic suspense, but I LOVE history. My first writing attempts—discounting my eight year old horror retelling of The Blob—were historical. Medieval, Puritan, Colonial American. You name it. I’ve tried it. And I still dig those eras and will absolutely use the source material crammed in my front… Continue reading Ancient History: The perfect premise for a contemporary novel!