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Rapier and dagger – getting to the point, and why a gentleman should never be without one


Many authors write about sword fights and duels, but often either fail to mention the swords being used, or get the weapons wrong. Often they’ll give a weapon to someone who really shouldn’t be using that sort of weapon, or have it used in the wrong way. This also applies to role-players who take their … Continue reading

Why armour doesn’t work in films and series such as Vikings


No matter now good looking the armour, no matter how historically accurate it is, or isn’t, armour just doesn’t work. There are many examples of armour parting like paper as a sword or axe cuts across the wearer’s abdomen or back in a spray of blood and gore. For years this used to vex me … Continue reading

Warriors: Past to Present – A writer’s reference, and a writing challenge – Part 3 – Yorkist Man at Arms – Battle of Bosworth 1485


The amazing photographer, Thom Atkinson has recently published what he calls ‘Soldiers Inventories’ on his website. These photos are clearly a work of art and show a love for the subject that is sublime. Each piece is laid out as if it were part of a puzzle and every time I look at them, I spot something different, … Continue reading

I actually WROTE last night


I’ve set myself a daily 1000 word target. Every night so far I have hit or exceeded that, with the result that I’m ahead. The book that I’m writing will hopefully be a 75,000 word children’s novel and will tell the adventures of the airship Merry Sue and her crew – the one-eyed gnome bounty … Continue reading

Facebook – Invite all of your friends to a page at the same time


A new friend I met in the world of writing  – Mr Jonathan Green – has decided to capitalise on the fact that he has written more Fighting Fantasy Books than any other mortal writer, and to celebrate 30 years of glorious murder, mayhem and mystery, by creating a kickstarter in order to fund a 30-year … Continue reading

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