Thursday, January 1, 2009


One of my goals for 2009 is to start a blog to help get the news out about the book I’ve written, PHAIAKIA. I am, therefore, very happy to introduce you to the first installment of … … The Writing Greek, a modest blog chronicling my own personal writing ‘odyssey.’

For those that don’t know, I have written the first in what I intend to be a series of novels that take place at the onset of the Greek Dark Age (circa 1100 BC). There will be plenty of time to share more about PHAIAKIA on the blog, but in short, I based it off the Phaiakians that help Odysseus in Books VI – XIII of Homer’s Odyssey. I don’t intend to inundate you with just details about the book, which incidentally, is very exciting. I’ll also fill you in on my struggles as a writer and divulge what I am learning each day and how I am endeavoring to become a better writer. A blog definitely offers accountability toward that end, that I assure you.

For those new to blogging, link to the blog by copying the RSS link into your blog reader (doing so keeps you updated without having to daily visit the website). If that doesn’t make sense, feel free to email me if you have any troubles.

And, the last of the last, please share your comments with me daily. I love encouragement and look forward to hearing from you. Tell anyone interested in ancient Greece, books, or writing to come this way.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! I'll be keeping track of you through google reader. ;)

  2. Thanks, Barrie. It's great to have STARTED (the tip of the tip of the iceberg) to figure out the blogosphere.

    By the way, for anyone not using it, Google reader is a great thing.