The trouble with spending days writing is that it's easy to get sidetracked researching really interesting stuff. I needed to know what they used to call an ink well and stumbled across this amazing site, Medieval Writing. Edward Ching, an artist who specializes in pen and ink, has created this amazing video showing how he makes feather quills. It's a fascinating process and much more complex than I thought. The site credits Regia Anglorum for the initial information and provides more detail information on this link. Thanks to those who contributed to this abundance of information!
Historical and Romance Writer, Amateur Herbalist, and Seeker of adventure, new knowledge and all things good!
Hobbies? I've adored cats all my life. I came to love Shakespeare when I was introduced to him in college. I developed an interest in herbs when a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer. I learned about the complex politics of Shakespeare's world when another friend gave me a book, "Shadow Play," by Clare Asquith.