I am unabashedly thrilled because a show I like, Downton Abbey, had their press day yesterday and all kinds of goodies are coming out about the upcoming second season.The writing on this show is so incredible and I've been reading fanfiction and re-watching episodes and reading speculation on what might happen to whom next season....Season … Continue reading Squee!
I was cleaning my desk up the other day and came across a sheaf of looseleaf. They are the notes I cared to keep after Intro to Creative Writing in Spring 2005.Now, of course, I wish we'd had more intensive writing classes. Intro to Novels. Why Your Character Won't Do As You Say 101. I … Continue reading Intro To Creative Writing notes from Spring ’05
An interesting post at another blog: http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/keeping-cool-200-years-ago/I've been thinking about weather lately, in terms of my book. We New Yorkers might be in the middle of a heat wave right now, but in the summer of 1800 in England, the problem seemed to be wetness.
I've mentioned the dearth of dukes in Regency romance novels, haven't I? Dukes are the highest level of nobility in England, just under royalty, so for most of the time, they were often the richest aristocrats with many houses, horses, coaches, and lots of land. They also had incredible influence, politically and socially. In a … Continue reading Ten dukes-a-dining
David Cook's second major label album was released two weeks ago. It's called This Loud Morning (RCA). I have written about my exploits (and posted pictures via Facebook) while in thrall with David. I don't, however, consider myself a super fan. As in, I only stalked him in legal ways and I don't think he's God's … Continue reading This Loud Morning