A rejecting editor says the style of IA is "too casually modern" to work for a first-person historical.

I agree, it should be more formal and archaic.
0% (0 votes)
I disagree, it works better the way it is.
0% (0 votes)
I think it would work either way.
50% (1 vote)
Other, explained in comment
50% (1 vote)
Total votes: 2

_I, Alexander_ status thread


Dec. 13, 2015 Bryan connected with a mid-level Canadian publisher who told him something that made me feel better about those two rejections: it's apparently very hard to sell historical in this country unless it's Canadian history, First Nations-related or immigrant related, the last two of which are government-subsidized.

Whodunnit... backed Pausanias in assassinating Philip?

The Persians
0% (0 votes)
The Athenians, Thebans or other Greeks
0% (0 votes)
Another prominent Makednian family
0% (0 votes)
One or more generals who know about Chaironeia
0% (0 votes)
One or more relatives of Alexander
0% (0 votes)
One or more friends of Alexander
50% (1 vote)
A combination of the above
0% (0 votes)
Other, explained in comment
50% (1 vote)
Total votes: 2

Casting the I, Alexander movie(s)!


What the heck, we had fun doing it with Chevenga.

Played Alexander:


Colin Farrell


Conor Paolo


Richard Burton


Sam Heughan

Possible title change - what do you think?

I like _The Gifts of the Gods_, leave it.
100% (9 votes)
I like _Mikralexander_ better, change it.
0% (0 votes)
I have an even better idea, explained in a comment.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 9

Alex is somewhat psychic... if he gets a premonition that Philip will be assassinated, what should he do?

You have to ask!? Warn him, of course! The Gods hear!
50% (3 votes)
Assume it's his mom and try to talk her out of it.
0% (0 votes)
Tell Philip's Seven and other Companions to go on red alert.
33% (2 votes)
Speed up his quiet conspiring in preparation for takeover.
17% (1 vote)
Lie in bed sweating uselessly every night, wrestling over what to do, until it happens.
0% (0 votes)
Say to Tion, "Pass the popcorn."
0% (0 votes)
Say to Tion, "Pass the popcorn," but feel guilty about it.
0% (0 votes)
More than one of the above, explained in comment or email
0% (0 votes)
Something else completely, explained in comment or email
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 6

From Alexander: "What should I do about Philip?" (Anyone want to change their vote after Ch 31?)

Assassinate him and take over, yesterday. The Gods will understand.
56% (5 votes)
Hang tough and keep learning from him. He's still a great King.
0% (0 votes)
Quietly conspire in preparation to take over on his inevitable demise.
11% (1 vote)
Cold-cock him and put him in rehab... wait -- that hasn't been invented yet???
22% (2 votes)
Leave home and find a kingdom somewhere else.
0% (0 votes)
Develop a drinking problem yourself.
0% (0 votes)
Other, explained in comment
11% (1 vote)
Total votes: 9

Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015 fundraising results FINAL - $32,226.53

This isn't all the writers, alas, only those who could make it to the wrap-up. I'm the one with my hands on the cheque.

Quoting the final press release I sent out (Sept 20, 2015)

Novel Marathon cracks $32,000, Best Novelists honoured

The final total of funds raised by the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon for adult literacy in Huntsville is $32,226.53.

Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015 writing plan


Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT, the Muskoka Novel Marathon begins, and I along with 39 other writers will indulge in a 72-hour creative spree, pushing ourselves to produce work unprecedented in both quantity and quality.

Last year I wrote a continuous section of I, Alexander entitled "The City of Purple," about the siege of Tyre, as an entry into the Best Novel contest (and almost won).

Tolerance for disorientation


This blogpost is offered in explanation for why I haven't written a word of a certain book about a certain conqueror since inducing and in some cases pretty much press-ganging several people into becoming beta-readers for it.

Some time ago, my friendly neighbourhood spirit guides told me, "The speed of your transformation is determined by your degree of tolerance for disorientation."

(I can see Chevenga nodding sagely after having lived through the events of asa kraiya. "Degree of disorientation, ohhhhhh yeah.")

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