I’ve always called myself a fantasy writer – hence the name of my domain “fantasyscribe” (Scribe being my online name) but I’ve been seeing the term “speculative fiction” everywhere over the last week or two and wonder if that is a better description of what I write. However, what exactly is speculative fiction? Is it … Read moreSpeculative Fiction
The Ancient Egyptian infuence on the occult is reinforced by many tales of the “mummy’s curse” which continue to capture public imagination. The earliest record of a ghost story involving a mummy was written in France in 1699. The mummy, together with Dracula and Frankenstein, prove the the theme has remained ever-popular for horror movies. … Read moreCurse of the Mummy
Medical papyri mention recipes for creams and oils to keep the skin soft and supple after exposure to the hot Egyptian sun. Perfumes, some of which took months to prepare, were popular and were also worn by men during certain festivals. A popular form of incense cone was worn by women on top of the … Read moreEgyptian Toiletries
Some links regarding penicillin, which is something I need to know for one of the Marlinor trilogy storylines. Penicillin on Wiki What is Penicillin? Penicillin: The First Wonder Drug Diseases and Epidemics
Judo Technique Videos: Judo Info Site is very helpful when trying to find a Judo technique for my main character. Some of them are in slow motion which helps me see how it’s done. It also prepares me for the videos that are not in slow motion. lol, one second I’m researching the plague and … Read moreJudo Technique Videos
Penicillin History – Inventors Alexander Fleming – John Sheehan – Andrew Moyer I need to know about penicillin and this looks like a good place to start but I have to go out now, so I’ll be back to read more later.
I have until the end of April to write this story – and I have to use a theme of “winter”. My original story ended up being far to complicated for a short story so I have a detailed plan for another novel put to one side. Yay! However, this new short came together quickly … Read moreAnthology Story
I’m finding chapter 8 difficult to write. Previously it was two chapters but I also have other information I have to incorporate into the chapter as well. I have an edited version of the chapter which comes in at 6100 words, which I think is too long. I am now working on an alternative chapter. … Read moreChapter 8