Tweeting your novel

If you keep up on web news, you might have heard that entertainment sites like Netflix account for a vast proportion of internet traffic on any given day. You’ve probably also heard that social media eats up whatever is left over (not really, but we all know where you waste most of your time). So, it … More Tweeting your novel


Malleus Maleficarum

My good writing buddy sent me a link to the online version of the Malleus Maleficarum a few months back.  Written in 1486, this book was the guide used to find, try and persecute witches. A couple of days ago, while still contemplating whether I should continue my novel efforts or not, I started to do more … More Malleus Maleficarum


Searching on the web the other day for an example of an inquisition summons, I came across the translated version of the official edict to expunge Jews from Spain in 1492. Which is, by the way, what my WIP is all about.  Added that just in case you didn’t know. Anyway, it’s a bit of … More Expulsion


Did you know folks use hemlock as an anesthetic? I didn’t. Easy to discount medieval science and medical practices nowadays.  Fraught with superstition, religion and ignorance, it is hard for someone like me to give monks or anyone close to being called a healer during that time period any credit. Of course, a thousand years … More Hemlock