You have to know history before you can 'alternate' it

Roma Novan heroines, ancient and modern

To write alternative history with authenticity, it’s helpful to be as well-versed and researched as an author writing a more conventional historical novel.

Let me unpick that… Alternate (or alternative) history is based on the premise that the standard timeline diverged at a certain point and followed […]

Why is NEXUS 'just' a novella?

Good question! I’ll try and explain…

Firstly, what’s a novella? Essentially a short novel, but with a difference. Currently immensely popular as an ebook, ”…it allows for more extended development of theme and character than does the short story, without making the elaborate structural demands of the full-length book. Thus it provides an intense, detailed […]

RUBICON – 10 acclaimed authors, 10 Roman stories

 

STOP PRESS! Rubicon is now a ‘Discovered Diamond!’

“An engrossing mix of style, pace and subject: political, warfare, greed, sacrifice, alternative, mischief, humour… ” ———

A few months ago, I was invited to join a writing project organised jointly by the Historical Writers Association and Sharpe Books. Yesterday the result, a collection […]