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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger...Epictetus
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Back to the Middle Ages
I have a fondness for medieval-era novels. I've never worried overly much whether the novels were absolutely correct -- I write and, though I haven't attempted anything historical -- yet -- I know how it is as far as having to take a bit of literary license in order to make a plot or situation "work". Still, I know it's a bit different writing contemporary novels than historical ones. It takes a lot of work and research to make them as factually accurate as possible. Maybe that's part of the reason why they appeal to me so much -- the story and the blood, sweat and tears poured into them. I read very few contemporary novels (even though I write them) but, occasionally, for one reason or another, I'll pick one up. I've liked most of them (if I've chosen to read one, there must have been a reason to begin with) but they haven't had the appeal of a rollicking medieval adventure. I just read a contemporary novel (it was on the weird side, I must say, but enjoyable in its own way) but now I've delved back into medieval times and I'm as happy as a pig in slop. So, I guess you can take the woman out of the middle ages but you can't take the middle ages out of the woman. At least that's what my joints have been telling me...