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On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read, and an embarrassing number of books on writing. I am a collector, apparently,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 17 May 2019

Memories of a violent era — and why I became a Canadian

JFK was murdered on November 22, 1963, fifty-five years ago today. I was nineteen and in university. I don’t remember the moment I learned — How is that possible? — but the images and the shock of it are indelible in my memory....
From: Baroque Explorations on 22 Nov 2018

Subscribe to my newsletter and get a chance to win a book or an Audible edition of the Josephine B. Trilogy

I’ve a newsletter about to go out, and I want to remind my wonderful readers who aren’t on my newsletter mailing list that you’re missing a chance to win one of my books — or (for the first time!) win an Audible edition of the...
From: Baroque Explorations on 27 Feb 2018

Was Josepine very promiscuous?

Portrait of Josephine before she met Napoleon. It is always hard for me to read biographies about Josephine. I’ve yet to read one I don’t have a quibble with. The same holds for a “Great Lives” BBC broadcast I listened to recently...
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Nov 2015

The essential first step on the path to publication

Memory snap-shot: my father at the kitchen table, leafing through an issue of the New Yorker. He turns the last page and pushes the magazine away. “I didn’t get a single one.” “Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon,” a Ted...
From: Baroque Explorations on 31 Dec 2014

Bringing “Sunny Now & Then” to light—the mystery of the writing process

I just made a risky move! I’ve offered the first chapter of Sunny Now & Then—an unpublished novel I wrote in 1989—to subscribers of my newsletter. Sunny is an eccentric 80-year-old who is somewhat inconveniently possessed by a spirit....
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Nov 2014

“What am I working on?” Question #2 in the Writers’ Blog Tour

I explained in my last post what the Writers’ Blog Tour is about. Basically, writers answer the same four questions: Why do I write what I do? What am I working on? How does my work differ from other work in its genre? How does my writing process...
From: Baroque Explorations on 12 Jul 2014

Celebrating Josephine

Today—Thursday, June 24th—is the bicentennial anniversary of Josephine’s death, 200 years ago. Special exhibits have been shown in Paris, and there will be a very special event at Malmaison, no doubt. In the past, Malmaison has marked this...
From: Baroque Explorations on 29 May 2014

A belated newsletter announcement, an ebook special, plus this ‘n that

I sent out a newsletter on the 1st of the month, in time for Groundhog’s Day (or Candelaria in my winter part of the world). If you’re not on the subscriber list, you may read “On groundhogs, duets & lists” here.  I’m...
From: Baroque Explorations on 5 Feb 2014

The Casting Game! (The results are in.)

In my November newsletter, I announced that a television drama series based on the Josephine B. Trilogy was in the works, inviting readers to play “The Casting Game.” They responded with great suggestions! Nancy Russell suggested Johnny Depp...
From: Sandra Gulland on 1 Jan 2013

My NEWS: a Josephine B. television mini-series!

For those of you not on my newsletter emailing: here it is: http://bit.ly/11keASw The response has been amazing: I answered over 70 congratulatory emails yesterday. There are more today (plus Tweets, plus Facebook comments). But before I return to my...
From: Sandra Gulland on 30 Nov 2012

In search of Josephine … and youth

Well, I finally did it. I watched In Search of Josephine, the documentary in which I am one of the “talking heads” featured. And I didn’t die of shame. In fact, it was fun to watch, bringing back memories of last summer in France as...
From: Sandra Gulland on 30 Sep 2012

E-book publishing: why book categories are important

Forgive me—this is going to be a bit of an academic post.  But first, the good news: last night, four INK e-book publications made the UK Amazon top 100 list for Biographical Fiction. They were the three Trilogy titles, and the one Trilogy omnibus...
From: Sandra Gulland on 14 Sep 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.