Artist in Residence 23: Changing Shape

My getting-to-be-elderly-and-very-prone-to-living-in-the-past mother is increasingly driving me dotty with protestations of how she’s “never” experienced certain kinds of weather before, or wailing how I’ve “changed” from what I used to be, and I used to be SUCH a “happy child”… … Continue reading

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Blogging 18th Century Style: the Salon

I was rereading Benedetta Craveri‘s  biography,  Madame du Deffand and her World, and when I hit the chapter about her St. Joseph’s convent salon, the parallels between the eighteenth century French salons and the evolving blogosphere gave me this mental image of one … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 9: St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I visit St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and … Continue reading

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New Writers Ask: Why Does Point of View Matter?
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A frequently asked question, especially at writers’ conferences and conventions is: What is point of view, why does it matter, and how do I choose which one to use? Okay, I guess that’s three questions. I shall attempt to answer them. … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Librarian’s Spell by Patricia Rice

The Librarian’s Spell School of Magic 4 by Patricia Rice Can a timid librarian and a bold engineer save a castle’s toppling tower of books? … Continue reading

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