Roma Nova's Wikipedia page

Could this be the first paragraph of Roma Nova’s Wikipedia entry?Roma Nova Wikipedia page?


Of course, it’s a spoof. Coming clean, I had to suddenly write it as an introduction to a recent guest post. But it was fun. Wikipedia has a particular style and not just the way it’s set out on the screen. Each article gives a summary in the first paragraph so that the reader knows whether they want to read on.

The idea’s similar to the synopsis of a book you find in articles, blurbs or even on the back cover of a book. The essential is to be succinct and provide enough bare information to guide a potential reader.

I’d conceived the idea of Roma Nova over many decades before, but it became part of a backstory to my first modern  thriller INCEPTIO when that novel was published in 2013. Since then I’ve elaborated the idea and eventually my readers/fans asked me to write the story of Roma Nova’s origins in the late 4th century, which is why I wrote JULIA PRIMA and EXSILIUM.

More about how I built that world (two posts):

More about how the Roma Nova story develops through history:


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. JULIA PRIMA,  Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, starts the Foundation stories. The sequel, EXSILIUM, is now out.

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