I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts the influence that history has on my writing, and I think also the fact that I started off writing historical fiction but drifted toward fantasy for the greater imaginative freedom this genre offers. History as a subject represents something of a first love for me and I have a masters degree in the subject.
This leads me to the subject matter of this post. For my next few posts, kind of a Christmas special, I’m going to spend a bit of time talking about the historical periods that interest me and the aspects of them that have been particularly influential on my fantasy writing. In terms of discussion, it’s also something that I can talk about ’till the cows come home with a smile on my face, so feel free to pitch in if you’ve anything to add or would like to hear more about any topic I’ve touched on.
I expect I’ll start posting them either toward the end of this week or early next week, so do try to contain your excitement until then!