Fandango’s Provocative Question #191 With all of the possible distractions, do you read books as much now as you used to ten, twenty, or thirty years ago? Why or why not? Back when I was working and commuting insane distances from… Read More ›
Blogging Insights — “Read a lot” Dr. Tanya dropped a wonderfully relevant quote today: “You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, adventure, satire…. Read More ›
“Nounou,” inquired Angelique, “Why did Giles de Retz kill so many children?” With these words, one of the world’s greatest series of historical fiction begins. It is a translation from the French. I have been told by many people who’ve read the series in French,… Read More ›
I often wonder if Jean Renoir, the acclaimed French film director, had me in mind when he made his classic movie, “Grand Illusion.” That was 1937. I was 5 years from my debut on planet Earth. Still, it works for me . Why let facts muddy my creative juices?
The Epistolary Novelby Gretchen Archer Have you ever read an epistolary, a story told through correspondence rather than by a narrator? Of the epistolaries I’ve read—comparatively speaking, there aren’t all that many out there — the one that made the… Read More ›
To Melanie’s two part “Share My World” — How do I feel about Harry Potter? I’m grinding slowly towards the conclusion of our refinance. As of this morning, we have cleared all the hurdles. They needed this month’s mortgage payment… Read More ›
Liebster Award Nomination AUGUST 7, 2020 / LYNCRAIN I don’t usually do these because they WERE intended for new bloggers to help boost their readership. I’ve been blogging daily — unless I was in the hospital — for eight years with nearly… Read More ›