The Black Prince’s Baptism By Fire

Along with the Crusades, the Hundred Years’ War is one of the most famous medieval conflicts. The war is famous not just because of its length, spanning over a century, but also because of the legendary figures and iconic battles. While these might appear set in stone today, these figures had to get their start …

How to Write A Job Application Letter

When applying for a job, you must complete many steps before an employer considers you. One of the most nerve-racking parts of the job is writing an application letter. Unlike submitting your resume, portfolio, or questionnaire, you are not letting your work speak for you. Here, you must use your words and sell yourself to …

The Faith of Joan of Arc

Regarding female heroes throughout history, undoubtedly one of the most famous has to be Joan of Arc. Her exploits in the Hundred Years War are legendary where she managed to inspire the Kingdom of France to continue fighting right during a time when they were struggling against the might of the English armies. Under her …

How to Write A Letter or Email to A Pen Pal

In an era of globalization and digital connectivity, the world seems much smaller. This is an improvement in some ways as it allows for easier contact between people worldwide. You don’t need to travel to different countries to connect with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Now, all you need to do is write a …

Trial of Urbain Grandier

Many people have heard of the Salem Witch Trials and the Spanish Inquisition, where priests persecuted innocent people in the name of finding heresy or witchcraft. These have served as warnings against blind zealotry and paranoia by how those in power. Often, we imagine the victims were the innocent and lower classes who could not …

How to Write to Your Boss

Being able to communicate with your boss is something that can have a huge impact on your career. Good communication can save you a lot of stress and present opportunities to grow your career. On the other hand, poor communication can add to your stress and make doing your job much harder. Whether you’re asking …

Pope Urban’s Call for Crusade

For most of the medieval times, the lands of Europe Christianity, and Islam in the Middle East and Africa had been divided. At the border of these two religions was the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire which served as the bulwark of Europe. For the longest time, this empire had checked the advances of the …

Herodotus on the Effects of War

In ancient history, few figures are as famous as the Greek writer Herodotus. His works have become famous summarizing the history of Greece and Persia and their eventual war. This has made him one of the go-to sources for people learning about this period. However, in recent years his historical accuracy has come into question. …

Brandon Sanderson’s Advice About Learning on the Job

Brandon Sanderson is quickly becoming a rising star within the fantasy genre. His Cosmere universe has been regarded as one of the most unique and fascinating worlds in fiction, containing multiple book series including the Mistborn and Stormlight Archives. His series contain unique abilities and powers that have helped set them apart from other fantasy …

The Dangers of Perfection According to Anne Lamott

Writing a book is one of the most challenging tasks an artist can do, not because of any physical demands, but because of the emotional and mental hurdles you’ll need to overcome. People often turn to writing guides and manuals to help them learn when they begin writing. One of the best manuals you can …

The Preciousness of Mortality

Although fantasy has often been regarded as kids’ stuff by many in the writing community, the genre has proven itself capable of tackling important themes just as well and even better than other types of fiction. From the political intrigue of A Song of Ice and Fire to the religious themes of the Chronicles of …

The Insight of Elizabeth Moon

Although not as well known in the fiction world as some of her contemporaries such as Geroge RR Martin and Robert Jordan, writer Elizabeth Moon has made her splash in the genre with her works such as The Deed of Paksenarrion and Serrano Legacy (Familias Regnant). While she doesn’t delve into politics as much in …