Medieval History Term of the Week: Heater Shield

Heater Shield Semi-cylindrical shield with a flat top edge. The shield was about 95 cm. long in the first half of the fourteenth century but was shortened later in the century. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 249) *term definitions retrieved from Netserf’s Medieval Glossary (http://www.netserf.org/Glossary) **image retrieved from wikipedia.org Share

The 10 Common Mistakes of Amateur Writers

“Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)” A good article discussing the common problems amateur writers face that cause literary agents, publishers, and editors to immediately dismiss submissions. The list includes: Repeats Flat Writing Empty Adverbs Phony Dialogue No-Good Suffixes The “To Be” Words Lists Show, Don’t Tell Awkward Phrasing…