Nicky Moxey

About me

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool amateur historian/archaeologist, liable to be found any dry day field-walking or metal detecting, and on wet days, in an archive.
Reading a field like a book, line by line, century by century, gives me a deep feeling for the settings for my stories and novels. Taking a dry, partial framework for someone’s life from the archive and trying to animate it with context, meaning, and purpose fills me with pleasure.

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I love this editor…

Work gave me a prorata’d bonus this year – the amount wasn’t enough to do any of the big projects I’d like to do. Also tipping the balance was the fact that yet another agent had inhaled the query and first few pages of Wimer, and then faded into a…

What lies beneath: new discoveries about the Jericho skull

moxeyns:How fascinating, that the skull was plastered at all – and that we have found several of them, implying many more have been lost in the intervening 9,000 years! Even more interesting, that the lower jaw was removed. You can see problems in plastering with this great flappy row of…

Description—How to Make Readers Fall In & Never Escape

moxeyns:If you’re a writer and don’t read Kristen, you should; this post is a classic example of why. Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog: Sidewalk chalk art near Regent’s Canal in London. Today we’re going to address a topic that—GASP—I don’t believe we’ve ever covered in almost 800 blogs. Namely…

 
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