Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

'Secret tunnels' near Tintern Abbey

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This landed in my RSS reader today. I modelled Hafran Abbey in my fantasy setting on Tintern Abbey on the English-Welsh border, and since it plays a big role in forthcoming novel The Weaver's Boy I am sorely tempted to add this into the story! A mysterious network of tunnels

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WWB #8: Medieval Houses

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On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.

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WWB #7: A world-builder’s library

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On day 7 of my 30 days of world-building, I review the ten books and primary sources that helped shape my fantasy world.

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Coffee, panties and Jane Austen

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After my wife complains to me about a poorly researched historical novel she’s reading, I explore a couple of common mistakes authors can make when falling back on assumptions. Fair warning, my sense of humour is dry and sometimes crude.

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