White Stag Spotted In Scotland

This just in: After the only previously known living white stag was killed and beheaded by poachers near the Cornwall border last October, a new one has been spotted in the Scottish Highlands. Four articles pertaining to this event: Here is a news article that has pictures of the rare deer. And here is another[…]

Giving Books Away Online Increases Sales?

Can giving away a book online increase the sales of the printed version of the same book? I know that Seth Godin has done this, but for fiction? Terry Whalin mentioned at the bottom of today’s post about author Paulo Coelho‘s strategy of giving his entire novel away free online to increase sales of his[…]

King Arthur Is Real But Winston Churchill Is Made Up?

This just in: A recent poll of British teenagers showed that while 65% believed that King Arthur was real, 23% believed that Winston Churchill was entirely made up! Also, notable figures like Robin Hood (51%), Sherlock Holmes (58%), and Eleanor Rigby (47%) were considered real, while a large number thought Richard The Lionheart (47%), and[…]

Is Branding A Blog The Purpose?

Marcus Goodyear wrote an excellent counterpoint piece about branding a blog vs. using a blog as conversation at I’m Not a Brand and Neither Is My Blog. This is good soup for the soul. And make sure you read down to the bottom and catch the poetry! JOIN THE BATTLE! Keep informed about the latest[…]

C.S. Lewis’ Secret Plan For Narnia

I ran across a fantastic article about the secret & cryptic planning that C.S. Lewis did that undergirds the entire Chronicles of Narnia. The article is in Touchstone Magazine, and it is entitled Narnia’s Secret. It is written by Michael Ward, who wrote the book Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S.[…]

Did Some Celtic Coins Morph From Greek?

I was researching ancient Celtic coins and found a great site by John Hooker & Carin Perron. Through this website you have access to over 28,000 records and images of Celtic coins as indexed at the Oxford Institute of Archeology. Why am I researching this? It is because the characters in my book use coins.[…]

Welcome Author L.B. Graham To Blogging!

I just setup a new blog for published author and Christian, L.B. Graham, and I wanted those that visit here to go and welcome him to the blogging community by leaving him a comment!       He is the author of the Binding Of The Blade series of fantasy novels, published by P&R Publishing. Welcome,[…]

Stephen Lawhead Interview About Magic In Fiction

I found a recent interview with Stephen Lawhead where he discusses his view about magic in fiction. This is very interesting to me because just the other day I posted about how my King Arthur books will be different from his. One of those points related to the use of magic. Now, based on what[…]