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Jerry Quinn
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Dirtbag Rollo of Normandy
Recently in the Ubergroup , Merry Ravenell asked me a very important question about the historical context of my book: Why the hell were the Vikings hanging around in Normandy, anyway? Why didn't they just abduct the women and sail home? Why set down roots?...
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Real Moroccan Culture Part 2
This is part of a series. For the first two things we learned, check out Real Moroccan culture part 1. 3. Americans are rich Our
next stop, Zagora, is the last oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert.
In our quest for real Moroccan culture, this outpost is...
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Things we learned from Morocco culture, part one
Things we learned from Morocco culture, part one. People tend to imagine travelling is a means of gaining knowledge, which is backwards. If traveling has shown us anything, it is how little we know. Generalisations like “Mexico is Catholic,” “Morocco is Mus...
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Pitch Wars 2015: #pimpmybio
Jerry here. I've fallen in with the crazy kids over at  Pitch Wars , so I'm going to play the mentee bio game. Pick me! Genre:  Late Viking-era historical allegory, set during the Scandinavian conquest of Normandy. Like Arthurian legend with scrupulous peri...
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Things we learned in Morocco, continued.
This is part of a series. For the first two things we learned, check out this post. 3. Americans are rich Our next stop, Zagora, is the last oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert. It’s famous for being the jump-off point for the 52 day trek to Timbuktu. Ec...
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Things we learned in Morocco, part one
People have a tendency to imagine that travelling is a means of learning and gaining knowledge, which is true, but in a backward sort of way. If traveling has shown us anything, it is how little we know about everything. Every experience is a complex and is...
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A quick Christmas update
Three of our writer friends sent us long-distance Christmas gifts this year. With no good shipping address for us, they all paypal’d us a little numeric present, instructing us to use it on something fun. The three fun things we used them on were all very M...
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Handling beta feedback and edits
I was recently asked how I organise large quantities of feedback from beta readers. As some of you know, in my most recent round, I had over 20 readers. That's a LOT of feedback, much of it conflicting. Many authors feel stuck when critiquers make opposing ...
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19 Brilliant Gifts for the World Traveller in Your Life
"But where would I PUT it?" This phrase has frustrated the family and friends of many a lifestyle traveller. We love the thought, but non-portable objects will end up untouched in storage lockers and parent's attics. We DO like present, so here is a list of...
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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Feudal Nobility
Once again, I had the honour of writing a guest article for Dan Kobodt's Fact in Fantasy, Science in Scifi series. I present to you: A Quick And Dirty Guide To Feudal Nobility Nothing drives me crazier than authors—or patrons at Renaissance Faires—addressin...
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