Quite a number of psychopaths have made a name for themselves. Hitler, Napoleon, Stalin. Ted Bundy is another, more recent, example, as is Hannibal Lecter, featured in the movie The Silence of the Lambs. What about Jeronimus Cornelisz, erstwhile under merchant on the merchantship Batavia, who for a few short months in 1629, strode his […]
This is a list of articles I’ve written about the Batavia shipwreck The wreck of the ‘Batavia‘ – a different point of view Many books have been written about the infamous events surrounding the wreck of the Dutch merchantman Batavia in 1629. My novel, To Die a Dry Death, is just another one. But I […]
If your hero is up against a villain, better make sure that villain’s powerful. Sure, you need conflict to make a story. Or should I say, an interesting story. But the writer of a post iI just read used Voldemort and Sauron as her two examples of good villains.