About The Author, Wim Baren
Wim Baren is the author’s pen name. He lives a stone’s throw from Colonial Williamsburg, a place rich in history. He imagines himself a novelist. He’s written two full-length tales set in long-ago times. He’s also written a couple of short stories, and a bunch of short broadsheets about his creative writing experiences and insights. All of these are on Smashwords, and almost all of them are free.
As of the date of this writing, he’s feverishly inventing two new tales, also set in ancient times. One is a sequel to “The Crimson Emperor” – a fabulously romantic tale about Byzantium known by practically nobody – and another is an alternative history surrounding the Empress Theodora of Byzantium, a larger-than-life novel about the most powerful woman in the 6th century world at the time. That period of the Eastern Roman Empire did not lack excitement, to say the least…
So, with a spouse he dotes upon and a pleasant prospect over which his front entrance looks to stimulate his thoughts, he’s got a quiet and most enjoyable lifestyle. Would that everybody could enjoy the same, or more…
Thought and ideas are welcome, courteously done.
on Jan. 25, 2015 :
Enjoyed reading this piece. The voice and tone of the writer is engaging, honest and interesting. The information will help creative writers understand the difficulty of transitioning from business, academic or formal non-fiction writing to creative writing. Oh, by the way, Baren's writing is really good!
(review of free book)