History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Guest Post: Avoiding Pratfalls

| October 14, 2019

Hi, I’m Kurt, and I’m invading Dawn’s blog again. I think of myself as a humorist. My published work has been a mix of funny and serious, but my most recent stories and my best stories have been comedies, and even my more serious stories usually have some humorous elements to them. So I thought […]

Guest Post: History, Alternate History, and Ahistoricity

| September 30, 2019

Today, I’m hosting a guest post from author Laurence Raphael Brothers, who has a few things to say about writing historical fiction, alternate history, and ahistoricity, in relation to his recently released book, Twilight Patrol! ~ When you set out to write a historical novel, of course you don’t want to get anything wrong. Well. Not […]

Writing Lots!

| September 23, 2019

Last week, I hosted a guest post from Kurt Pankau, and he returned the favor by hosting a guest post from me! I wrote about how I’ve increased my writing output and the ways in which I get so much writing done. You can read all about it here!

Guest Post: I’m the Bad Guy, Duh

| September 16, 2019

Hi, I’m Kurt, and I’m doing a guest post here on Dawn’s blog. I write mostly sci-fi, most of it silly, and you can learn more about me here and here. Today, I’m going to talk about bad guys. Let’s say you’re writing a story about a grizzled space marine saving the day from aliens. […]

Guest Post: Trish Heinrich on Real World Locations in Fiction

| August 19, 2019

Today, I’ve got a guest post from local author Trish Heinrich, who is in the process of relaunching her awesome superhero series, The Vigilantes! ~ By Trish Heinrich When I was first thinking about the world of my Vigilantes superhero universe, I knew a couple of things for sure. First, that I wanted it to […]

Guest Post: Catherine Schaff-Stump on Acceptable Anachronism

| February 4, 2019

Acceptable Anachronism By Catherine Schaff-Stump Sometimes when you look at visions of the future, you cannot help but see the past. The two examples that come immediately to my mind, child of the 1970s that I am, are The Jetsons and EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth. The future comes in flavors of mod miniskirts, polyester jumpsuits, and […]

Music Recommendation: Savage (Songs from a Broken World) by Gary Numan

| November 29, 2017

I’m a music junkie–back in the early 2000s, when large hard drives were pricey, I shelled out for a 300 GB hard drive to house my music. (All that music now lives on my laptop hard drive, with room to spare, because we live in the future!) But I haven’t bought a ton of new […]

Guest Post: Author G.A. Minton on Writing Horror

| October 16, 2017

Today, we’re hosting a guest post from author G.A. Minton, whose newest book, Antitheus, is out today! ~ Writing Horror By G.A. Minton Horror is defined as a feeling of great shock, fear, and worry caused by something extremely unpleasant; an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust. Edgar Allan Poe is not only recognized as the […]