Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright with a particular interest in ancient Rome. I recently finished the draft of a historical suspense novel set in first-century Antioch, and I’m now in the early stages of developing a mystery set in mid-first century Ephesus.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

From my website

Don’t Be Stingy

Once upon a time you and I created with joyful abandon. We drew pictures, made mud pies, and invented songs because doing so made us happy. We got messy, we let our imaginations fly, and we were unashamed to share the results with others. Unfortunately, somewhere in the intervening years…

Stimulation Detox: Fighting for Quiet in this Noisy World

The excess noise in your world may be sabotaging your time, energy and priorities. We live in a busy world. A world full of excess “noise” (audible or otherwise) that constantly bombards us, exhausts our energy levels, and draws our attention away from whatever we are trying to do. Sounds. Screens.…

What Are You Afraid of?

As a writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about fear. Specifically, the fears my main character wants to avoid at all costs. Because those fears are what the plot must force her to confront and  (hopefully) overcome. In any great story, the biggest obstacle the main character must…

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