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 […]

Brussels, but not as you may know it...

(There are even Romans in this post!)

What comes to mind when somebody says ‘Brussels’? The EU, Grand-Place, Manneken Pis, the Atomium or perhaps its cultural institutions such as La Monnaie/De Munt and the Museums of Art and History.

Due to its long tradition of Belgian comics, Brussels is also known as a capital of […]