Excerpts from the book You Know You're a Writer When... by Adair LaraYou were nine when you started writing poems, twelve when you moved on to tragic stories. Case in point: when I was 12, I think I wrote a story about a young woman alone in her apartment when there is a mysterious stranger who … Continue reading You Know You’re a Writer When…
The second series of Downton Abbey will begin on January 8 here in America. Some of the cast came over recently to do some promo.http://www-tc.pbs.org/s3/pbs.videoportal-prod.cdn/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swfWatch Downton Abbey, Season 2: A Special Q&A with the Cast on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.
"Bagginses? What is a Bagginses, preciousss?"
I keep alluding to "Lord This" and "Lord That" on this blog because of the period I am currently writing in and because I like to read Regency and other historical settings where there are British people running about who happen to be titled.And, of course, there's the small matter of my little Downton Abbey … Continue reading A Basic Primer on British Noble Titles
Jane Austen, a great reason why I'm so fascinated by the British Regency era, an author whose works I adore, was born on December 16, 1775 in the parsonage at Steventon, Hampshire.Today is her 236th birthday.Jane was the seventh of eight children born to the Rev. George Austen and his wife Cassandra. Jane had five … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!