H is for…History

In broad terms, I write what's known as speculative fiction. Basically, this is an umbrella term encompassing fantasy, science fiction, horror, or anything with elements of the supernatural. While a few of my short fiction pieces (especially the ones about adultery) are straight up "regular" fiction, most everything I write has some aspect of "but … Continue reading H is for…History

Why Is That Archivist Stealing My Pen? Libraries vs. Archives (Writers Doing Research)

The other day I had a behind-the-scenes tour of a large archives.  (Later I ate at a Kurdish restaurant - hence the pic.  I love food even more than I love research.)  We walked into one of the storage areas and it was like walking into the Hall of Prophecy at the Ministry of Magic. … Continue reading Why Is That Archivist Stealing My Pen? Libraries vs. Archives (Writers Doing Research)

What Did You Just Say? Research Vocabulary (Writers Doing Research)

If you can count on death and taxes, you can also probably count on the fact that doing research can be needlessly complicated sometimes.  Now, I've come across the viewpoint that "no one needs libraries because everything's online" a few too many times in the past few years.  (Hint: it's not.) This isn't what I'm … Continue reading What Did You Just Say? Research Vocabulary (Writers Doing Research)