Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

This past week I have been writing every evening, as I get closer and closer to the finish line with my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. As the paragrahs and pages steadily accumulate I feel my vision coming to life slowly but surely. Yet...
Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

This week I want to share a fascinating story that I came across recently while I was doing some online research for my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. I was in fact scouring the web for a Latin translation of “Cry of liberty”...
Rekindling My Poetic Voice

Rekindling My Poetic Voice

I had an emotionally and physically draining week. Especially on the personal front it feels as if I’ve a run a marathon and been in a boxing match all at once. In the midst of this maelstrom, I found a way to dissipate the intense emotional energy that was...
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...
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...

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