Wax Tablets in Medieval Times

Did you know wax tablets were used from 2000BC through to the 1800s for note-taking? They were heavily used in the medieval era. I have a few of my reviews lambasting me for including this “anachronistic” item – which baffles me. The steady, continuous use of the wax tablet is well documented. I’m now updating my book’s initial description, intro pages, and appendices to cover the wax tablet usage in more detail, if there are really people out there who feel strongly that wax tablets weren’t in use for some reason. It just baffles me – I didn’t think this was something I’d have to explain in this level of detail.

Here’s the book, where a character does use a wax tablet …

https://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Yourself-Medieval-Romance-Glastonbury-ebook/dp/B006JDEK0I/

Here’s just one of countless historical images showing people from all time periods using wax tablets –

And a whole article about wax tablet usage in Medieval times –

https://www.bl.uk/eblj/1994articles/pdf/article1.pdf

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I had a lovely day. This morning I taught a seminar on marketing books. One of the attendees (who attended my previous two sessions too, on writing and publishing) gave me this lovely scarf in thanks!! I then spent the day writing. Now I’m making hearts out of my old-version medieval romance book pages – books I would no longer sell / give away because I’ve changed the storyline since then. I’m loving the hearts!! :). They’ll make great table decor for my upcoming book club meeting! #Namaste

What are you grateful for today?