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The Holy Wells and Springs

Posted by Guest at May 11, 2017 1:30 am in , , , , , , ,

by Brenda B. Taylor Wells and springs are found all over Britain, Scotland, Ireland and France where ancient Celtic gods and/or goddesses were honored. After the coming of Christianity, wells were made part of Christian observances through the blessings of a Saint. In Ireland and Scotland, people still visit wells or springs and sip water between […]

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Witches– More than Fairy Tales

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Mar 30, 2017 1:30 am in , , , , ,

by Sorchia Dubois I write about witches. My witches come in all colors and flavors. They live –well, anywhere they want—they’re witches!  I try very hard to keep my witches fresh—that is no green skin (except perhaps on St. Patrick’s Day), very few warts, and the absolute minimum of toddler roasting. But writing about witches […]

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Researching in Scotland by Madeline Martin

Posted by Guest at Feb 9, 2017 1:30 am in , , , , ,

I love research of all kinds – guess it’s a good thing I’m a historical romance author, huh? When I wrote my first series, I learned Krav Maga so I could give merit to the fight scenes my heroine performed in Deception of a Highlander, and then I took up making balms and teas with […]

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Research Through Networking and…Reading

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 3, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

Writing about historical Scotland has been both a pleasure and, at times, a headache. If I wrote about a contemporary civilization, traveling there would be as easy as stepping off a plane. Instead, when a writer decides, or their muse demands, he or she writes about a long ago place or people, research becomes a […]

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Facts, Myths, and Celebrations make Research Fun! by Nancy Lee Badger

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 26, 2013 1:31 am in , , , , ,

While researching my Highland Games Through Time series, I filled binders with many dry, dust facts. My research included ancient Scottish traditions, myths, and celebrations. Though my series takes place in autumn, I found the articles concerning Hogmanay enticing. Let me share a few things I learned about Hogmanay, as well as this photo of the […]

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ADDING IMAGINARY CREATURES by Nancy Lee Badger

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 20, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , , , , ,

My Son joined the Army & came home with this! Ever since I first heard the story about a magic dragon named Puff, dragons have interested me.   The more I read, the more the stories of European dragons, Asian dragons, and oddities that could be dragons (think Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster) gave me ideas […]

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