A. Thurman

About me

Writer, fencer, costumer, reader (not necessarily in that order) chronicling my adventures writing and researching my first novel about Elizabethan alchemists, magicians, and con men.

From my website

biweekly links 9-21-2016

Brief this week as I’m prepping a scene for a live reading on October 8 (details to come): Modern-day alchemy: Researchers reveal that magnetic ‘rust’ performs as gold at the nanoscale – research from my alma mater. I gather it’s similar to nuclear transmutation, but I’ll leave it to the article…

self-promotion vs. impostor syndrome: the never-ending conflict

I’ve grown disturbingly comfortable with talking myself up. I say “disturbing” because it goes against everything my inner idiot constantly mutters in the background: who cares what you think, you’re no expert and the inevitable you’re totally making this up as you go along, aren’t you? Well, yeah, I am. I go…

biweekly links 9-7-2016

Mixed bag this week: Montgomery County Student Awarded for Historical Fiction Graphic Novel – local (to me) high schooler awarded a scholarship to complete his graphic novel about Holocaust survivors. Serious stories like these can be effectively told through this format – John Lewis’ “March” series springs to mind. Will be…

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