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Something About Me and My Book:
I am an aspiring author, but have yet to produce a complete manuscipt. Like many befor me, I have a few(too many) irons in the fire,one of which is a treatment of the Arthurian legends.
My interests include history (biblical and otherwise) as well as sci-fi,fantasy,mystery & a bit of horror thrown in for good measure.
What do those of us who enjoy historical fiction want from a story of this type. Obviously, For many there is a simple desire to visit distant shores (both geographical as well as temporal). But,what to make of the inhabitants we find when we reach those shores? Do we prefer an author who requires that we not only get to know a cast of characters,but also the context surrounding their cultural mores and values,recognizing that,as denizens of the past, they are citizens of a "foreign country" as L.P Hartley so famously put it("they do things differently there")? Or do we instead ask the author, our tour guide on this journey, to translate the experiance into a modernized "shorthand" of sorts, so that we can hit the ground running. Should those who prefer the latter be looked down on for hitting what some consider nothing but all the "tourist traps?"
I just think it is a great thing that there is always a ship at the pier of our imagination bound for just the port we're looking for.
Uh oh, I think I hear the captain calling. Time to set sail. I hope you all get to where you want to go. Maybe I'll see you when I get back.

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Posted on July 1, 2010 at 5:00pm

If We Build It Up...

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At 10:55am on July 5, 2012, Theresa Danley said…

Thanks Paul!  I'm glad you enjoy my blog!

At 5:05am on January 13, 2011, Shawn Lamb said…
Paul, I wish I had been smart enough to design such a family. But that takes a higher power with more intelligence and forethought than I can muster. :)
At 5:31am on January 5, 2011, Shawn Lamb said…
Oh, yes, my marketing is working!  she laughs manically, rubbing her hands together. :)
At 4:16pm on January 4, 2011, Shawn Lamb said…
Thanks, Paul. Our plan is to make the series look like a set of old leather books for people to display on their shelf. :)
At 10:03am on December 11, 2010, Shawn Lamb said…

Thanks, Paul. My husband designed the covers. He also did my website and my daughter all the artwork for the characters and promo videos.

http://www.allonbooks.com

At 5:06am on April 20, 2010, Jay Francis said…
Thank you. Do you think you'll write your manuscript this year?

- Jay
At 7:41pm on April 19, 2010, Jay Francis said…
Thanks for the comment! how are you doing, sir?

- Jay
At 2:29pm on April 11, 2010, Aurelia Sands said…
Thanks for the add and the comment.
At 2:00pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Paul Doerwang a gift
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I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com
At 2:39pm on February 6, 2010, Faith Carroll said…
Thank you for the wonderful welcome!

Faith
 
 
 

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