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Traveling in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

While I was doing research for my historical fiction novel SHADOW OF THE LION, I combined my research trips with travel writing. I published several different stories about my trips in northern Greece during this time.  Now my novel is finished -- a long journey! -- and it will be published next August 2014 in two parts, the second book to follow 18 months later.  Publisher is MediaArias-CDM, UK.

You can see a blog about the novel here:  …


Added by W. Ruth Kozak on October 7, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Writing Away: All About Travel and Historical Writing



The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.

                                                           Tao te Ching, Verse 64


There is a similarity between historical writing and travel writing.  Both are about journeys:  one is a journey back in time, the other a journey of the present.  Where the difference lies is in the style of the…


Added by W. Ruth Kozak on April 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

What To Do If You Can't Afford An Overseas Trip?

As I just finished a major historical fiction novel and, after a year of readers critiques and editing I've just turned it over to a professional editor for the final run-through before submitting.  (The novel is titled 'SHADOW OF THE LION', set in Babylon, Asia Minor and Greece after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC).  The novel itself was a long, long journey. And now the editing/publishing part is the last long haul. 


Thing is, it costs to have a professional editor…


Added by W. Ruth Kozak on February 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments



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