Margie Lawson

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Tag: History

Clans of Scotland

‘Clans’ evokes images of bold and brawny kilted Highlanders swinging long, sharp swords. A positive image for many. Yet John Pinkerton, a thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment, said that Highlanders […]

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Celtic Mythology

The ancient Celts believed that all things, animate and inanimate, possessed a spirit. Mountains, hills and trees were manly; rivers and meadows were feminine. The Celts knew that spirits watched […]

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Magic & Witchcraft

Magic is distinguished from religion in that a magical practitioner usually acts for the benefit of one person whereas a priest acts for the benefit of a group or society. […]

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Warlords and Holy Men AD 400-1000

Scotland and Ireland loved their heroes in the Early Middle Ages. On many a winter night people sat round a central fire listening to stories from myths and legends--the mini […]

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The Art and Science of Historical Research

When writing historical fiction, the research aspect can be overwhelming. Do you dread it— find it dry and boring— or do you love it--but get caught up in the unique […]

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Connecting the Dots: Conspiracy Theories in History and Writing

Today it seems like conspiracies and conspiracy theories are everywhere. Do you want to add shadowy organizations and secret plots to your writing? Why not look at real conspiracies from […]

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The Psychology of Black Characters - historical version

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic History | Research Duration month Teacher Piper Huguley

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Law and Order Regency Style

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic History | Research Duration month Teacher Marin McGinnis

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Navigating the Tightrope between Historical Fact and Historical Fiction

There are so many questions when you begin (or get in the middle of!) writing historical fiction. What should I research? When should I research? How much research should I […]

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