Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

Since I don't have tv cable, I've recently discovered Lucy Worsley on YouTube and am thoroughly addicted to her BBC programs. She is the "Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and by night a writer of history books." I think the first one I watched was "Jane Austen Behind Closed Doors." https://youtu.be/B7GtgYd5VlQ I can never … Continue reading Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

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Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra … Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert

A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

I see I've missed mentioning when I've posted the last few chapters of this story. It's up to Chapter 5 now on Wattpad, if you want to get caught up. This is a romance, if you're not familiar with it. Also, it is a work-in-progress, so the final product may be slightly different from what … Continue reading A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

Star Trek and Nostalgia

I’ve been working my way through the original series of Star Trek, which I have always adored. My family watched it together when I was a child. It was our Friday night ritual. We’d have cheese pizza (being good Catholics, so no meat on Fridays in the late 1960s) and watch first a series called … Continue reading Star Trek and Nostalgia

Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight

I stumbled across this poem in my usual circuitous manner, looking up something completely unrelated, but as it's a tale of love I thought it appropriate for the day. You can read more about the author, Rose Hartwick Thorpe, here and here. Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight By Rose Hartwick Thorpe Slowly England's sun was … Continue reading Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight

Flotsam

So... Long time, no see! Between bad weather (being snowed in with no power for 2 days in January) and just general life stuff, the blog has once again taken a back seat to... well, everything. In an effort to rectify that (at least to a small extent) I thought I'd post a snippet of … Continue reading Flotsam

One Million Words?

I just ran across a blog post on Karen Woodward's site from a couple of years ago, digging into the origin of the idea that a novice writer needs to write a million words before writing anything good. Go ahead over and read it, I'll wait. Welcome back. While no definitive answer emerged, the idea … Continue reading One Million Words?