Category Archives: inspiration

Guest: Author Iris Chacon

I knew that I had to ask Iris Chacon in as a guest as soon as I read her “Schifflebein’s Folly”. It was one of the nicest experiences I have had all year; a charming story so amusingly well-told that … Continue reading

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Review: “Schifflebein’s Folly”

Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope and pray for a happy, healthy year for all. I’ll keep this short since it is New Year’s Day, not that I am insinuating that any of you might have over-indulged last night(!), but … Continue reading

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Changes, But Not All for the Worse

So, in the time of COVID, how will our holidays be different? I can imagine that it has touched all of your celebrations, but take heart, with a story below.  If you need to be uplifted, feel free to skip … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jennifer Girardin

I met today’s guest online and was captivated by her varied and beautiful posts. Jennifer Girardin is the author of the Moriston House British Mystery Series, and many of her posts reflect that life. Welcome, Jennifer! Your posts are often … Continue reading

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Guest Tim Germain and “The Customs of Christmas”

Today, I bring you something interesting for the the beginning of the holiday season, as many people are starting their Christmas celebrations early this year. I also believe that with so many writers reading this blog, and Christmas being a … Continue reading

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“Let Other Pens Dwell on Guilt and Misery”

I found the quote above from Jane Austen, which rather fits our crew this week when we addressed this week’s topic: “What are some of your small guilty pleasures?” We are some pretty innocent folk here who also really don’t … Continue reading

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Family “History”

Patty, the Monday Fox , asked: “If someone were to look at your internet search history, what conclusions might that person draw about you?”   That is truly a loaded question. My mind is pretty eclectic. I like to know. … Continue reading

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Written in the Stars

“What TV show would you like to write an episode for?” I’ve never wanted to write for TV, except for an occasional “Jeopardy” topic line, and Patty beat me to that one on Monday! Now, to direct one or more, yes. … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation?

Two weeks ago I did a mishmash of a ‘review’ about two, (at least), books and touched on the fact that they were translated.  Something that had been nagging in the back of my head for many decades came to … Continue reading

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Note on Notes

“NOTES, do you make them? Have you tried taping and transcribing them? What works for you?” When I put this topic on the schedule, I was actually asking about notes for writing, but I did not make myself clear.   It … Continue reading

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