If you take a good look at the 18th dynasty and follow it through carefully, you will see how often families intermarried. In a lot of instances, the Pharoah would initially marry a cousin or sister but would then go on to marry his own daughter or grand daughter. It is also rumoured that one Pharoah married his own mother. Keep reading to find out for yourself:
I’m giving my main character a change of personality and was thinking of making her a loner. This would be ideal for the situation she’s going to find herself in and would be the cause of some major conflict. I’ve been doing some research on “loners” and this is what I discovered (most websites agree … Read moreWriter’s Guide to Character Traits
I believe that although having your family and friends read your work could sometimes be useful, most of the time it’s not. As a writer we need constructive criticism and our family and friends are not usually able to give it. This isn’t always true, of course, and if you have someone close to you … Read moreFinding Good Test Readers
Writing a novel is not an easy thing to do. You have put time and effort into your planning stages and built your character profiles, now it’s time to… write! Remembering what was said in Beginnings and Endings, let’s take a look at the middle. Constructing a Scene Every scene in a story has both … Read moreWriting a Novel
In 1327 BC, Tutankhamun was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. On 25 November 1922 AD his tomb was discovered by a team of archaeologists lead by Howard Carter. Modern archaeologists began excavating the valley seriously in 1898, but they never found a tomb with its treasures still intact due to … Read moreTutankhamun’s Tomb – Discovered!
Population figures for the Middle Ages are not exact, so it is difficult to know how many people died of the Black Death before the epidemic stopped in the 1350s. However, it seems likely that over all Europe at least one person in four died from it. In many places, the figure was much higher. … Read morePlague: Aftermath
People who caught the plague first started to shiver, and then they became feverish. They began to sweat, cough up blood and vomit. Their heads, backs and limbs ached violently. They felt giddy. Even the dim light of the cottage hurt their eyes. They could not sleep, and diarrhoea set in. They felt dazed, and … Read moreSymptoms of Bubonic Plague
Deciding where to start your story is probably one of the hardest decisions you will have to make because the first pages, if not lines, of your story will decide its outcome. If you can’t get the reader interested straight away you will lose that reader forever (and that reader just might be a publisher … Read moreThe Beginning…