Saturday Snippet

It's been a minute since I've posted an excerpt, huh?In which Victoria fulfills her duty as a "daughter" of an English country house by hosting their village's little kids and Ursula tries to figure out her place as a new countess-in-waiting:You can listen to "The Schuyler Sisters" as you read this, by the by.They walked … Continue reading Saturday Snippet

Shuffle Along

My best friends and I went to see Shuffle Along: Or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921, and All That Followed last night.As you can probably surmise from the title, Shuffle Along was a show that opened on Broadway (well, on 63rd Street) in 1921. The book was written by Aubrey Lyles and F.E. Miller … Continue reading Shuffle Along

Middle-itis, Dialogue, and Characters

IWSG post for July time! The Insecure Writer's Support Group posts every first Wednesday of the month. July's co-hosts are: Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott! It's July already? Gosh, where has this year gone? I'm still drafting my Victorian-set story. As usual, my drafting pace is plodding. I wish I could write faster, but my … Continue reading Middle-itis, Dialogue, and Characters

3 Awesome Women of the Late Victorian Period

I recently finished reading Courtney Milan's The Suffragette Scandal, which takes place in the 1870s and is about Free Marshall, an investigative journalist who runs a newspaper called The Women's Free Press--for women, by women, about women.Because I'm plodding along in late Victorian land and my three POV characters are all women, I'm looking around … Continue reading 3 Awesome Women of the Late Victorian Period