Needed a Break

After the holidays and the tumblr platform blew up, I needed to take a long break from my blog. However, I am back and I am thinking about starting an interior design business for those with novels. More on that soon. But I also am trying to cut some internet time out of my life. So, I won’t be stalking my WordPress to see who re-posted what.

I hope to write more about Rome soon-ish once I sort out my life. 😀

Anyways, I’m alive and doing well. I hope you all had good New Year!

2019 Goals and Dreams

(I am 90% sure the above picture is my own. WordPress imported every picture on my blog, ever. But this one is so poor quality, it has to be mine. XD And I think I remember taking it.)

 

So, I was tagged by Owl_Ask on Tumblr to do 2018 in photos, which was really nice. As I’m not much for sharing personal photos, so I thought I would do more a list. I promise it won’t be boring.

These are the things I’ve done in 2018:

  1. Gotten 2000+ Followers on Tumblr.
  2. Finished Tacitus’ Histories.
  3. Learned how to play Magic the Gathering and the Commander Format.
  4. Created a Twitter and switched to WordPress!

Now, here is what I want to do in 2019:

  1. Finish Tacitus’ Annals.
  2. Learn more German and Latin.
  3. Balance Virtual and IRL life so I am more balanced. Because I realise I could do SO much more if I just stopped aimlessly wandering on the internet when I can’t figure out what to do.
  4. Finish the new version of my Historical Fantasy Book #1. If you’re wondering WHY I said just book #1… these are going to be VERY long books. XD
  5. Play with my cat more.

Anyways, there is my list! Happy 2019!!

TTC

 

Tips For Writing Historical Fiction [#1]

Today I feel like giving away some of my tips for writing historical fiction. Note, my views on the matter are subjective. I have always had an interest in history and historical fiction, but I was always hard-pressed to find good pieces of work. Although, to be honest, I have many librarian friends and they have a hard time finding me any book I will like. I am rather picky. Anyways, onward to the main course.

  1. Historical Fiction does not have to a difficult read. – You can write it in a semi-modern day voice. It also helps the reader who wants to know about the time era and does not want to decipher every word. The author can write in a few era appropriate phrases and such to immerse the reader. But I find some books with a glossary may just want to lean into a more immersive experience.
  2. History is not boring and your book won’t be either – I sometimes struggle in my own writing, because I worry it’s boring. But I realise that I’ve just been studying Roman History for so long, everything seems boring. Some might tell me about this historical scandal in the 1500’s and I don’t bat an eye. Why? Because I’ve read it all. Almost nothing can shock me. But, your readers aren’t that way! They will be shocked to read about the betrayal or affair of so-and-so ruler, etc. Unless they already know the historical figure the book is about, that is. But it brings me to our next topic.
  3. Know the historical figures – We all have our own views and interpretations of history. And I am guilty of just writing a historical figure without much thought. Why? Because I didn’t want to stop writing. I was on a roll. However, before OR after writing doing some research is vital, but don’t be afraid to put your own spin on the character to an extent.
  4. But don’t trust Hollywood – Some movies are most inaccurate when it comes to history. Yes, there needs to be conflict, but movies like Gladiator gets so much wrong and the Robe is NOT an accurate version of Emperor Tiberius. (At all. I was yelling at the TV screen, because I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.) So, this goes back to the idea of doing your own research.
  5. History is horrible and don’t sweep it under the rug – Many historical figures are much worse in real life than in fictional works. Many things happened in history that are unthinkable and as a writer of said history, don’t shy away from the dark. If you are uncomfortable writing something, find another historical time. If it happened in history, don’t remove it from your story because you don’t like it. Know what you’re getting into! 

And those are my first 5 tips for writing history. I hope you enjoyed and I hope to post more down the road.

Thanks for reading,

TTC

RIP Sexy Roman Coins on Tumblr

I went on tumblr the other day to look up a post I had reblogged of Ancient Roman Brothel coins. (And of course, if I remember right, they were made while Emperor Tiberius was in power.) And I couldn’t find them. Tumblr must have hid or deleted them. Then, I noticed, because I searched on my blog, #coins and #statues nearly ALL my statue pictures on my blog were GONE.

GONE!

Even the busts of Julia Flavia, Agrippina the Elder and her husband Germanicus.  Statues of Augustus, Domitian and maybe even Titus. (I don’t remember if I have any of him though.)

So, Tumblr must have wiped most of them. (I still had a statue of Claudius and Caligula for some reason.)

Now, it’s up to us historians to repost them or move somewhere else as I have. History is important and should not be censored.

YAY!!! It imported!!!

My tumblr imported! We’re all up to-date now!!! I am so happy. If you see a post that needs credit to it, please let me know and I will put it on there. I know the last time I did a Tumblr import on here, some of the creation credit was a bit messy. But I don’t have time to go through 1710 posts. So, just message me on Twitter or WordPress if you see anything I need to fix.

Thanks,

TTC

thetwelvecaesars:

thetwelvecaesars:

thetwelvecaesars:

nerosuggestions:

Lil’ heads up

This blog might get deleted as part of the latest Tumblr policy, due to some images of classical statues.

So… Hope you all enjoyed this while it lasted

Oh Goodness… I didn’t know this was a thing. I thought it was just real NSFW Blogs. Classic statues are well, history. Anyways, ditto to the above and this might be a good moment to point to my WordPress blog of the same name. 

There is a link on my tumblr bar tohttps://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/

I was actually thinking about switching to WordPress after the Apple store vs. Tumblr scandal. So, I might just start to move over there. Give me a few days to properly setup shop and in the mean time, please follow my WordPress. The scandal has been bothering me the past few weeks and I just felt rather stuck, because I love all of my dear followers who interact with me (not looking at you, Porn Blogs), but Tumblr has a SERIOUS Issue. 

Anyways, please go to https://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/ and we can continue our historical journey!

If you are a mutual of mine, please also message me and give me your other location so we can keep in touch. Thank you!

Once again, my WordPress is: 

The Twelve Caesars @ WordPress. 

And also I opened a Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ttwelvecaesars

I am also thinking of opening an Instagram. 

Also, going to be saving more later today. Followers, type in my .com and leave an ask telling me if you got to my wordpress or not. I am having trouble seeing it on my end. Help, please?

thetwelvecaesars:

thetwelvecaesars:

nerosuggestions:

Lil’ heads up

This blog might get deleted as part of the latest Tumblr policy, due to some images of classical statues.

So… Hope you all enjoyed this while it lasted

Oh Goodness… I didn’t know this was a thing. I thought it was just real NSFW Blogs. Classic statues are well, history. Anyways, ditto to the above and this might be a good moment to point to my WordPress blog of the same name. 

There is a link on my tumblr bar tohttps://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/

I was actually thinking about switching to WordPress after the Apple store vs. Tumblr scandal. So, I might just start to move over there. Give me a few days to properly setup shop and in the mean time, please follow my WordPress. The scandal has been bothering me the past few weeks and I just felt rather stuck, because I love all of my dear followers who interact with me (not looking at you, Porn Blogs), but Tumblr has a SERIOUS Issue. 

Anyways, please go to https://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/ and we can continue our historical journey!

If you are a mutual of mine, please also message me and give me your other location so we can keep in touch. Thank you!

Once again, my WordPress is: 

The Twelve Caesars @ WordPress. 

And also I opened a Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ttwelvecaesars

I am also thinking of opening an Instagram. 

Also, going to be saving more later today. Followers, type in my .com and leave an ask telling me if you got to my wordpress or not. I am having trouble seeing it on my end. Help, please?

thetwelvecaesars:

thetwelvecaesars:

nerosuggestions:

Lil’ heads up

This blog might get deleted as part of the latest Tumblr policy, due to some images of classical statues.

So… Hope you all enjoyed this while it lasted

Oh Goodness… I didn’t know this was a thing. I thought it was just real NSFW Blogs. Classic statues are well, history. Anyways, ditto to the above and this might be a good moment to point to my WordPress blog of the same name. 

There is a link on my tumblr bar tohttps://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/

I was actually thinking about switching to WordPress after the Apple store vs. Tumblr scandal. So, I might just start to move over there. Give me a few days to properly setup shop and in the mean time, please follow my WordPress. The scandal has been bothering me the past few weeks and I just felt rather stuck, because I love all of my dear followers who interact with me (not looking at you, Porn Blogs), but Tumblr has a SERIOUS Issue. 

Anyways, please go to https://thetwelvecaesars.wordpress.com/ and we can continue our historical journey!

If you are a mutual of mine, please also message me and give me your other location so we can keep in touch. Thank you!

Once again, my WordPress is: 

The Twelve Caesars @ WordPress. 

And also I opened a Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ttwelvecaesars

I am also thinking of opening an Instagram.