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  • #15972

    Sean Silver
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    Hello everyone,As a lifelong fan of history (particularly of the British Isles), I have truly enjoyed listening to Jamie's podcasts over the past few weeks. I'm still trying to catch up, but I sincerely appreciate the witty and insightful narrative.I briefly toyed with adding a second major in history while in college, for as a political science major there were a lot of crossovers. Even though I decided against it, I had the pleasure of taking several semesters of Middle East, Classics (both Greek and Roman),  and Medieval as well as modern British History.While in high school, I was very fortunate to have a research fellowship to study the authenticity and possible period(s) of the Robin Hood legends, the culmination of which was a visual and detailed composite of what the outlaw's life might have been like. I also was awarded a two year creative writing fellowship scribing a historical fantasy novel based upon the Arthurian legends. In addition to researching the various incarnations of Arthurian literature, I spent considerable time studying Dark Age Britain, both in history and myth.It is the latter which lead me to this podcast. As I've always aspired to, I decided to return pen to paper after leaving the story half-written over twenty years ago. I am going to take some liberties in terms of adding some of the later elements introduced by Malory and other authors, but I would like to make this as accurate historically/culturally (Breton) as might be possible, without losing the elements which made the genre worthy of inspiration. In other words, I'm not writing the sequel to the 2004 film.I look forward to chatting with everyone about the various topics of British history! Thanks again to Jamie for putting together such a fantastic podcast.Sean Silver

  • #19353

    JamesS
    Participant

    You'll share with us, when you're writing?  Would love to see what you do (even if it's after publication).

  • #19354

    Sean Silver
    Participant

    It would certainly be my pleasure, James! It will honestly take me a while to finish the work, as I'm continuing to do quite a bit of research as well as flesh out the storyline and characters. However, I'll post an excerpt when I'm able to do so. I'm just a bit of a perfectionist, which can often be the bane of a novelist.

  • #19355

    JamesS
    Participant

    Looking forward to it!No worries on the perfectionist thing.  I get that.  It's the reason I don't share the music I write very often.  It can always be tweaked.

  • #19356

    Sean Silver
    Participant

    Thanks for understanding, James! As a fellow musician (in addition to playing piano, I was in our college's Mens' Glee Club and a a cappella quartet), I can definitely sympathize.

  • #19357

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Welcome to the community, Sean, and I hope we will get to see what you've been writing sometime in the future. :)

  • #19358

    Sean Silver
    Participant

    Thank you, Jamie! With your permission, I'd like to credit you in the forward of the book.

  • #19359

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    I'd be honored. :)

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