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The evolution of The Game of Hope

On November 2, 2011 (the day before my birthday), my agent, Jackie Kaiser, called to tell me that I’d been made a very tempting offer by Penguin to write two YA novels. One was to be about Josephine’s daughter Hortense, and the second was...
From: Baroque Explorations on 10 Apr 2018

The First Book: Advice From Someone Barely Qualified To Give It

Jeffers Lennox Having a first-time author give advice about publishing a book is kind of like having a new parent offer tips on surviving an infant. In both cases, the person is likely sleep-deprived, the process was a blur, and it’s too early to...
From: Borealia on 11 Sep 2017

Draft 8: check. Drafts 9, 10, 11: yet to come. On my painfully slow revision process

Yesterday was a big day for me: I woke at 4:00am, and shortly before 8:00am I emailed my manuscript to my editor and agent. It was Friday 13. I am not superstitious, but that did give me pause. Some writers are able to write a...
From: Baroque Explorations on 14 Jan 2017

Happy New 2017: on revision, a great classic on Audible, my next newsletter

  Happy New 2017! I like the feel of this year already. I’ve weaned myself — to some extent — from toxic international news and immersed myself in finishing the eighth draft of Moonsick, my YA novel about Josephine’s...
From: Baroque Explorations on 5 Jan 2017

Kanye West and John Donne: more alike than you realize

A few months ago, I was listening to Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo on Spotify, and I noticed that the album seemed…different. For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Life of Pablo, it is rapper West’s seventh album....
From: RECIRC on 22 Jun 2016

Live-Tweeting The One King Lear

  Three weeks ago I had what seemed like a fun idea at the time: I’d live-tweet a steady stream of my responses to Brian Vickers’s — sorry: Sir Brian Vickers’s — new work of counter-revisionist literary/textual/theatre...
From: dispositio on 2 Jun 2016

Why bother with historiography?

It’s essay marking time and so I naturally find the me of 2016 talking to the me of 2006. Here’s there sort of thing I might say (indeed, what was probably said to me at one time): Needs more historiography: what have other historians...
From: wartsandbrawls on 28 Mar 2016

Procrastination (and procrastination avoidance)

I haven’t posted here for some time. It’s not that I don’t have a lot to share — I do! — but, rather, whenever I think to post to my blog I realize that I really should be writing … or revising … or...
From: Baroque Explorations on 20 Mar 2016

Preparing to give an author reading: deciding on what to wear and other matters of great import

In one month I’m to give a reading not far from where I live. It’s high time I started preparing. (Did you know that presenters of TED talks prepare for months? For fascinating links on this process: go here, and here.) An author reading...
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Jun 2015

More Bad News about England (and me?)

Father Dwight Longenecker and Joseph Pearce just led a Catholic pilgrimage to England. Father Longenecker writes on his blog:One of the most impressive things about this pilgrimage to England was the remembrance of a Catholic England that was not only...

Tools to help figure out what a story needs

My story is missing something, but what? A novel is a complex creature. At some point in the writing process, I find I must closely re-examine the plot in order determine what the story needs. Editor Shawn Coyne’s...
From: Baroque Explorations on 20 Apr 2015

"How English history used to be told": Marshall's OUR ISLAND STORY

Andrew M. Brown discusses bias in English History for The Catholic Herald:What are you supposed to do when you’re reading the gripping history book Our Island Story, by H E Marshall, to your children and you stumble into a bit that is fervently anti-Catholic?...

Hello world! On the drowsy, wandering, somewhat lost feeling one gets after sending off a draft

Day before yesterday, I sent the 4th draft of The Game of Hope (working title) to my editor at Penguin—3 days before the due date. Yay! I woke the next morning with 1) a slight hangover  (Ha! The result of opting for the wine paring at a fantastic...
From: Baroque Explorations on 29 Nov 2014

Embarking on draft 4

Revision is daunting, and each revision is daunting in it’s own way. It always feels like a strange and unwieldy process. How to begin? Where to begin? I began by making a list: easy changes harder changes hard changes When starting out,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 19 Oct 2014

Guest Post: Is There a Revisionist Doctor in the House?

In today's guest post, Carl Robert Keyes argues that historians should reclaim the term "revisionist" from those who use it as a pejorative.
From: The Junto on 29 May 2014

Dominic Selwood on the English Reformation

Writing on his Telegraph blog about how history can be manipulated by the ruling party, Dominic Selwood writes:So what about England? Has our constitutional monarchy and ancient tradition of parliamentary democracy protected our history from political...

On-line research, book-buying and image hunting: a guide for the wary

I’m at a research-intensive stage of Draft 2.0 of The Game of Hope. (YA1) I’m working to fill in all the pot-holes before sending it off—that is, all the xxx’s in the manuscript, the xxx’s I throw in while rushing through Draft...
From: Baroque Explorations on 7 Feb 2014

Excellent editing tips …

Print this chart!    For explanations of each item, go to the original post on The Write Life. And for their post on a printable checklist: go here.   
From: Baroque Explorations on 2 Dec 2013

A Lecture Series and a Radio Interview

On November 2, 9 and 16, I will present a Film and Lecture Series at the Ladder, home of the Eighth Day Institute here in Wichita, Kansas:From the 1534 Act of Supremacy proclaiming Henry VIII as Supreme Head and Governor of the Anglicans Ecclesiae to...

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