Of Ages Past

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All Change! Social Truths In The Historical Romance
By Sally Odgers (November, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 5)
“Writing fiction that is historically accurate yet acceptable to modern-day readers can sometimes be a tricky business.”

Electronic Publishing
By Sherry-Anne Jacobs (April, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 4)
“Acclaimed novelist Sherry-Anne Jacobs shares with us some of her experiences regarding a blossoming publishing alternative.”

English Towns - An Author’s Guide To Historical Accuracy
By Victoria Prescott (August, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 2)
“Nothing in English history is ever simple. Here are some hints for writers of historical fiction who are planning to set all or part of their novels in an English town.”

E-Publishing / Part 2
By Joni Latham (June, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 6)
“In this ever-changing world of e-publishing, Joni Latham gives us the inside scoop on a new type of product that just might have the power to throw the publishing industry for a loop.”

A Gift From The Past
By Marina Maxwell (October, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 4)
“The tale of one historical researcher’s dream-come-true.”

A Guide For The Fledging Writer
Part 1: Writing For Yourself
By Joseph R. Reuther (June, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 6)
“Since the invention of the pen, writers have been bombarded by criticism, both helpful and destructive. Whether we should listen to these suggestions, however, is another matter. Author Joesph R. Reuther offers a bit of inspirational encouragement to both novice and experienced writers who find themselves faced with this all-too-familiar dilemma.”

A Guide For The Fledgling Writer
Part 2: The Basics Of Characterization
By Joseph R. Reuther (September, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 3)
““Author Joseph R. Reuther provides the second part in his series of writing tips for the beginning (and the not-so-beginning) writer.”

History At Home
By C. Hope Clark (Spring, 2000 : Vol. 3, Number 1)
“The joy of discovering history around the dinner table.”

The How And Where Of Author Pages
By Jamie Engle (August, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 2)
“Are you an author planning a webpage? If so, Jamie Engle can give you the lowdown regarding their vital content, their availability, and their overall importance.”

The Joy Of Time Traveling
By Claire Cross/Delacroix (September, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 3)
“Acclaimed novelist Claire Cross/Delacroix shares the fun of creating stories of modern-day heroes who are thrust into the past.”

Lessons From The Past
By Ellen Ben-Sefer (September, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 3)
“Author Ellen Ben-Sefer shares some of her thoughts regarding how today’s society can learn valuable lessons from our ancestors.”

Making Memoirs From Your Memories
By Karen Hamilton Rager (October, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 4)
“How many stories are hidden in your life?”

Mayor Thunder And The Battle To Save Oapville
By Trace Edward Zaber (May, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 5)
“A little story about good vs. evil in the big, bad world. Dedicated with gratitude and undying thanks to the stalwart supporters of this magazine. (For more information of what exactly it is I’m talking about, refer to May’s editorial.)

Naming Names
By Victoria Prescott (January, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 1)
"A brief look at the changing fashions in names throughout English history."

Naming Names Part 2
By Victoria Prescott (February, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 2)
“A brief look at the changing fashions in surnames throughout English history.”

Naming Names Part 3
By Victoria Prescott (March, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 3)
“So you’ve named your historical English characters only to discover you need a specific place for them to reside in their twelvth-, fifteenth-, or seventeenth-century world? Well, before you close your eyes and randomly place your finger on today’s map of Great Britian, or concoct a unique name for this newly-created village of yore, you had better do some research first....”

Online Promotional Tools
By Jamie Engle (September, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 3)
“Writer Jamie Engle offers invaluable advice on how today’s authors can use the internet to their advantage.”

Our Quisling Queen
By Jud Evans (May, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 5)
“Read about Britain’s royal Jezebel. Jud Evans tells the fascinating story of the Queen of Brigantia’s treacherous deal with the Roman invaders.”

Possessed By The Past
By Stephanie Cowell (February, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 2)
“Thoughts of an historical novelist on a life between worlds.”

Pump Up Your Fiction
By Robin Bayne (July, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 1)
“Author and former publisher Robin Bayne gives her list of dos and don’ts before sending your work to small presses and magazines in a bid to receive those all-too-important credits for your resumé.”

The Rising Cost of ISBNs & E-Publishing
By Cindy Penn (Spring, 2000 : Vol. 3, Number 1)
“When will someone give a break to the struggling author?”

Searching For Your Heritage Online
By Robin Nobles (Spring, 2000 : Vol. 3, Number 1)
“The ultimate websites for researching your family tree.”

Sit On Your Writer’s Block
By Joyce Soule (December, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 6)
“Inspiration for those who suffer from the dreaded syndrome.”

So You’d Like To Write?
By Kaye Kelly (November, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 5)
“One writer’s journey on the path to “craziness.”

The 10 Commandments Of Critique Groups—A Lesson In Survival!
By Trace Edward Zaber (April, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 4)
“Trace Edward Zaber shares his insight regarding the pros and cons of writer critique groups.”

10 Things You Should Never Say to Another Romance Writer
By S. L. Viehl (July, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 1)
“Some fun advice ala David Letterman.”

Those Pesky Ideas
By Joyce Soule (November, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 5)
“Ever wonder where best selling authors get their story ideas? Virginia Henley, New York Times award-winning historical author tells all, and then some.”

When A Spiffy Literary Vehicle Turns Out To Be A Book Of Lemons
By Trace Edward Zaber (March, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 3)
“Ravings from an Historical nitpicker.”

Where’s The Paper?
By Robin Bayne (August, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 2)
“Author Robin Bayne expounds on the continual growth of E-Publishing and its impact on the publishing industry.”

A Woman’s Place?
By Victoria Prescott (April, 1999 : Vol. 1, Number 4)
“Was the position of women in Victorian England as subordinate as is usually supposed, or are we influenced by the prejudices of middle-class men, who could not or would not accept that women were their equals?”

Writing Arthur
By Sandra Garside-Neville (Spring, 2000 : Vol. 3, Number 1)
“One writer’s summary regarding the plethora of King Arthur-related novels available and advice for the author dabbling with their own.”

Writing Friendships
By Vella Munn (July, 1999 : Vol. 2, Number 1)
“Author Vella Munn offers her analysis regarding the unique, powerful, yet sometimes-fragile, friendships among writers.”



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