Via the Daily Mail...Here's the link to the article with the picture, in case you're curious. I think I see a new footman in the background of the big group shot.
For any young girl growing up in the Nineties, one of the seminal book series we had at our disposal was The BabySitters Club. Don't lie. You know you read at least one.I first picked up a BSC book in 3rd grade, I believe, the first grade at my elementary school where we had individual … Continue reading Hello, it’s the Baby-sitters Club.
Excuse the French. I saw The Artist tonight.In more American parlance:OH. EM. GEE.I finished my Shitty First Draft!It is gloriously confused, rife with telling, rambling, with mixed tenses, horrible grammar, half-assed research, definite out-of-character moments, repetition of the word "indeed," and no discernible plotline.It was written as a dragging piece of New Angle on Old … Continue reading Voila! C’est fini!
I don't know if I've ever blogged about the importance and influence that Wishbone the dog had on my late elementary school life.Wishbone was a PBS show, featuring a Jack Russell terrier who would fantasize about living in great works of literature. It aired from 1995 to 1998, making this show a very "I Grew … Continue reading What’s the story, Wishbone?
When writing about a bygone era, maps become important. I mean, yes, there is a certain amount of "making it up"--the village and estates where most of the action is taking place in this Shitty First Draft are made up completely--but I know that it's located between Bristol and Bath in the southwest of England, … Continue reading Horwood’s Map of London–visual research