Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Historical Fiction Writer

Have you read NICHOLAS COOKE yet? This novel was published several years ago and has just showed up in e-book form. It was the first published novel of my friend, Stephanie Cowell, who took off with her Elizabethan fiction in … Continue reading

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Sicily-At the tip of the toe

On the map Italy looks like it might give Sicily the boot, but really the Island escapes by a small expanse of water.  We are going to Sicily for the first time this year.  I am dealing with a changing … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Writing Across the Genres:
The winds are changing. In my childhood that meant Mary Poppins might be unfolding her umbrella and taking off to an adventure elsewhere. She never actually came to my house. I did not…

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The Empty Garden

The days of succulent sittings with birds as my song keepers are past as the light shreds through leaves falling and winds rising. Soon pumpkins will be king here making a livery of orange and green. And then wasteland for … Continue reading

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September 11th – As the World Turns

We keep coming back to the date of September 11th just when I feel the year is settling into a satisfying path. And so it goes. We stare once more into the face of horror. Having talked to many people … Continue reading

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What is Good Writing?

I’ve always been shocked to find those who think Shakespeare was a bad writer. And those who find Dan Brown a good writer. I like to point out there is more than telling a good story. Sometimes so much more. … Continue reading

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Conventional Wisdom

I did not watch the Republican convention straight on last week. It was far too frightening with all the threats of interfere in women’s health and raise my taxes so millionaires could pay less and our budget would still teeter-totter … Continue reading

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