New video and series: Characters from History

I made a new video today, the first in a new series. Now that I’ve been pondering over worldbuilding for a while, I felt the need to explore the relationship between history and character creation. Just like we can look at the past for inspiration for our worlds, we can also find wonderous examples of fascinating people to help us create more authentic characters.

I believe that I’ve said this before, but writing is hard, and coming up with a crazy amount of stuff all on your own can put a real strain on your creativity and motivation. I’ve found that researching various aspects of history is incredibly inspirational, and since I enjoy historical fiction and fantasy, I happen to find writing and history to be natural BFF’s.

The aim is therefore to make a series that can be helpful to writers when they want to lean back and have some inspirational stuff presented to them. I think it’s rather brilliant, if I may say so myself.

The first episode is dedicated to none other than the magnificent Theodora of Constantinople – the 6th-century actress turned empress. If you didn’t already know about her, well, in less than 5 minutes you can know enough to hold a satisfactory dinner conversation surrounding this fascinating woman. All you have to do is click the link above!


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