Tag Archives: Civil War

WRITERLY DECISIONS

The process for writing historical novels generally goes like this. You happen up on something that intrigues you. You do the research – lots of it, more than you can use. You ponder characters and plots. You dream about them. … Continue reading

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Why write a book without a wizard, or a romance?

My son, who especially likes Jim Butcher’s series The Dresden Files, says he doesn’t see why anyone would write a book without a wizard in it. I don’t see why anyone would write a book without a little romance in … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Doing Bad Things

I was trying to make sense of people who live innocuous lives on one plane and yet do really horrible things on another. I’m not talking about the Ted Bundy types who know they’re doing evil. I mean the ones … Continue reading

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AUTHOR HOWARD BAHR

Mr. Bahr (Amazon link) wrote The Judas Field and The Black Flower (and others I haven’t read yet). These are novels of the Civil War, although the latter mentions it is a military novel on the cover. But it’s not about … Continue reading

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Faubourg Marigny

If you cross Esplanade Avenue along the northeast side of New Orleans’ French Quarter, you’ll find yourself in the neighborhood known as Faubourg Marigny. On our last trip to NO, we stayed in the more sedate eastern side of the … Continue reading

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