History for Writers explores history to offer ideas and observations of interest to those of us who are in the business of inventing new worlds, cultures, and histories of our own. Here’s what we’ve been talking about in 2020:
- A Note to Future Historians
- Tolkien, Fantasy, and Race
- The Curious Case of Wikipedia, My Book, and Odoacer’s Mother
Imagining other places
- How We Lost the Library of Alexandria
- The Vivid Colors of the Dome of the Rock
- Accessibility Ramps and Ancient Greek Sanctuaries
Living other lives
Writing other worlds
People in the past
- Sappho: Making a Life in Archaic Greece
- Doricha: Mastering the Art of Cosmopolitanism
- Artemisia: Between Greece and Persia
Join us in 2021 for more history from a SFF writer’s perspective.
History for Writers is a weekly feature which looks at how history can be a fiction writer’s most useful tool. From worldbuilding to dialogue, history helps you write.