Global Cooling in the Time of Yamabuki

How come Yamabuki encounters so much cold?

26 July 2019 · Katherine M. Lawrence

Ox Cart of Japan in the Heian Period

First Class Travel in the Days of Yamabuki

24 July 2019 · Katherine M. Lawrence

Telling time in Heian Japan

There were always six “hours” of daylight and six “hours” of night irrespective of the time of year.

16 July 2019 · Katherine M. Lawrence

How Did the Yamabuki Series Come Into Being?

Ever stare at the shelves at a bookstore or your own home library and think, “I wish there was a novel where the main character was [fill in the blank] and did [fill in the blank] but there’s no book like that. Hmmm. Why, in fact, if such a book existed, I would read it!” The next thing is the character takes shape in the person’s mind and the “adventures” of the character start to take form and soon you start writing the book you wished someone would write....

14 March 2018 · Katherine M. Lawrence

What distinguishes a well-written female protagonist from a poorly-written one?

What are some common mistakes? When do they go right?

24 February 2018 · Katherine M. Lawrence