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.