Ave fabulae breves! (Let's hear it for short stories)

In my previous post, I outlined four good reasons for joining with other writers to produce a book of short stories.

an opportunity to stretch your writing muscles fun to join in a project with writing colleagues (new and old) a chance to strut your stuff to their readers and beyond sometimes you make a […]

Historical research – it's a hard road

Roman relief depicting a travelling wagon (raeda) from a tomb from Virunum, Zollfeld, Austria

Drafting my new Roma Nova story set in the fourth century is slow, glacially slow at times. I know Roma Nova, I know its ‘history’, but when you get down to the nitty gritty of writing in a time […]

Nero: The man behind the myth exhibition at the British Museum

“Nero is known as one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and madness.

The last male descendant of the emperor Augustus, Nero succeeded to the throne in AD 54 aged just 16 and died a violent death at 30. His turbulent rule saw momentous events including the Great […]