Meaning and Sacrifice

Meaning and Sacrifice

This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions when it comes to writing. I came across two different articles which turned my world upside down. One gave me hope and encouragement to pursue my literary dream, while the other sowed doubt and fear. Both articles have...
Summer Writing Retreat

Summer Writing Retreat

It is decided! This summer I will go on my writing retreat to Finland in Northern Europe. There, removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Netherlands, I plan to finish the first full draft of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean...
Willful Blindness and Authenticity

Willful Blindness and Authenticity

As a writer I have learned to observe people and study their behavior very closely. In so doing I have been training myself to pick up on the subtle traits and idiosyncracies of people’s unique personalities. I then use these insights as to help me to develop...
Seeking the Voice of Indigenous Peoples

Seeking the Voice of Indigenous Peoples

In today’s blogpost I want to talk about the voice of indigenous peoples in the historical record. As you can imagine, history books are by and large witten from the perspective of the dominant social group or power. In the case of the Americas, and specfically...
Spring Reflections: Truth crushed to earth will rise again

Spring Reflections: Truth crushed to earth will rise again

With the last frosts of Winter slowly giving way to the warm, dewy optimism of Spring in Europe, I find myself pre-occupied with many divergent thoughts. Beyond what is transpiring on a geopolitical scale in Ukraine and the seeming fading of the Covid pandemic, I am...

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