This website is a novelist’s attempt to a change in form: nonfiction hypertext based on research instead of fiction edited within a manuscript. It is a portfolio of work, such as Our Borders, an interview-based series about a young man’s quest for freedom. It is also an attempt to find people who share a passion for story, writing, history, and understanding what matters in life and how things fit together.
Maintaining this website has taken me beyond my expectations. From crafting short posts I learned about episodic arcs. Comments revealed story angles I hadn’t imagined I had in my text, and taught me about the diversity of opinion among readers and the lack of control a writer has over the message once the text is on its own. Through Rewriting History I’ve connected with the world out there—which doesn’t happen much during the ongoing and lonely task of writing a historical novel.