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by Mim
Sun April 24th, 2016, 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Category -- Roman Period
Replies: 1
Views: 196

New Category -- Roman Period

This is my period of special interest, it's the one I wrote my own historical novel about. There seems to be a perpetual interest in this topic -- there's a new version of the movie "Ben-Hur" this year. Now there's an interesting book to discuss --the novel "Ben Hur" (originally the name of a biblic...
by Mim
Wed April 20th, 2016, 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Typos that make you cringe. Or laugh.
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Typos that make you cringe. Or laugh.

I got a good laugh about the injured cow in the basket. Indeed, typos can be humerous. But even the best proofreader can miss them sometimes. I bet there is not a book on earth that doesn't have them. That includes...yes...the Bible! Biblical scholars point them out in the original Hebrew, in the Gr...
by Mim
Tue April 19th, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Audiobooks
Topic: Listening vs Reading a Book
Replies: 57
Views: 8573

Re: Listening vs Reading a Book

I can understand how that could be, but I find I retain quite a bit by listening to a book, perhaps amazingly so. I also don;'t have that much time to read, and have listened to several books on my commute. Sometimes I can still hear the narrator's voice if someone brings up the book!
by Mim
Tue April 19th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 79
Views: 26873

Re: Guidelines and Additions

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh (mim) “The Scroll,” set in first-century A.D. Roman, Judaeo-Christian Palestine, tells of a woman who survived the mass suicide at Masada and her descendants’ struggles against the backdrop of tumultuous Holy Land times. http://bit.ly/1Nt8TqL .
by Mim
Tue April 12th, 2016, 3:58 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: What is Historical Fiction?
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: What is Historical Fiction?

reading about a historical period within a fictional context (but hopefully with the right background facts and events) really brings it alive. Yes absolutely, that's why I prefer my historical fiction to be as factually accurate as possible. Especially when the protagonists are actual historical f...
by Mim
Tue April 5th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: What is Historical Fiction?
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: What is Historical Fiction?

That is to say, where does HF end and fiction begin? I think that if the fiction in question bases itself not only in a historical period but extensively mentions real historical characters, weaving them in to the story, then it's historical fiction in my book (literally ;) ). I did this in my nove...
by Mim
Wed March 30th, 2016, 7:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Writing historical fiction in an ancient land
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Writing historical fiction in an ancient land

I'd like to share with the forum what it's like to be inspired by an ancient land. I now live in the Holy Land and was a tour educator here for many years before turning to writing. To become a licensed tour guide one has to complete a course hundreds of hours long, which includes about 80 touring d...

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