Monthly Archives: March 2016

How To Market Your Book Using Content Marketing in Five Easy Steps   – Written Word Media

You can use content marketing to market your Book. Write content for your blog that will bring in new readers who are interested in reading books like yours Source: How To Market Your Book Using Content Marketing in Five Easy Steps  

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Beta Reading Checklist

Originally posted on Writing Radically:
Ideally, a beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript to give you a sense of how readers (or agents) will react to your plot and characters. There are, however, a whole host of other…

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Writing a True Story

It’s an odd feeling, writing about something true. I don’t mean writing an article about an event, or reporting on something in the news. I mean novelizing a story that actually happened. Whether historical fiction or a novelized memoire, it

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How Nature Shaped Celtic Culture in Ireland | Green News Ireland

The ancient Celts in Ireland honoured the force of nature; they were animists meaning they had a world view that non-human entities – such as animals, plants, and inanimate objects-possess a spiritual essence. They also believed that humans could establish

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The historical truth behind Bjørn Ironside

An analysis on the real historicity of Bjørn Ironside, one of the main characters of History Channel’s Vikings. Source: The historical truth behind Bjørn Ironside

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Many people in Iceland believe in ‘hidden people’ – Business Insider

“It’s an oft-reported, can-you-even-believe-it fact that many people in Iceland still believe in the possible existence of elves.” Source: Many people in Iceland believe in ‘hidden people’ – Business Insider   A map of the sightings of elves in Iceland

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English Historical Fiction Authors: The Triads of Ireland: Medieval Irish Wisdom.

Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: The Triads of Ireland: Medieval Irish Wisdom.

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Easter 1916 – The Forgotten Battle

The GPO, Mount Street Bridge, The South Dublin Union these are names that resonate when it comes to Easter 1916 as the battlegrounds for what became Padraig Pearse’s ‘glorious failure’. However, fo… Source: Easter 1916 – The Forgotten Battle

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historywithatwist | Celebrating the bit players of history

Celebrating the bit players of history Source: historywithatwist | Celebrating the bit players of history

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Beware Your Written Sources by Emma Darwin

Well folks, you’re in for a treat today! Emma Darwin, author of The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy gives us a few pointers from her latest work – Get Started in Writing Histor… Source: Beware Your Written Sources

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Box of Books

A Box of Books  I sat on the floor and taped the lid on my 200 and something’d box of books as we packed to move. Stopping for a moment, I looked around me at the bookcases still stacked full

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Why go to Ireland???

This is a question I asked myself many times over my lifetime. What is it about Ireland that attracts people so? What magic draws them, time after time, to this small island hovering on the edge of Europe? The quick

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Blog | Lorna Peel | Author of Contemporary and Historical Romantic Fiction

Author of Contemporary and Historical Romantic Fiction Source: Blog | Lorna Peel | Author of Contemporary and Historical Romantic Fiction

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How Many Characters

Originally posted on Writing Radically:
One of the hardest parts of developing characters is deciding exactly how many of them you need. There’s a solid middle ground between sprawling casts and skeleton crews, but it’s contingent on the needs to the…

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Stave Churches Are All Wood, Dragons, and Beauty | Atlas Obscura

These austere churches mix Nordic dragons with Christian saints. Source: Stave Churches Are All Wood, Dragons, and Beauty | Atlas Obscura

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1916 centenary celebrations montage – YouTube

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Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

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The Key to Happiness

I heard an interesting story this morning on the radio. A long-term study was done over fifteen years to ask people for the key to their happiness. The results? Three things. And I cannot argue with their results. In fact,

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The Icelandic Language

Originally posted on Blue-Eyed Freyja:
A very informative article by Catharine Cellier-Smart regarding Icelandic, Old Norse and Runes with links and references at the end. Catharine Cellier-Smart Source: The Icelandic Language

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On fairy tales and romance – do things become old-fashioned? – Paradise is this Way

On fairy tales and romance – do things become old-fashioned? Source: On fairy tales and romance – do things become old-fashioned? – Paradise is this Way

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