Category Archives: movies

“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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A Feel-good Movie? Elementary!

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What’s your favorite feel-good movie?” I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m not a movie watcher. I’ll stop what I’m doing when a movie clip is shown on tv or online, but I don’t often choose … Continue reading

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“UPLIFTING” Book

This week we are discussing books that we have wanted to read, but for some reason have never gotten to them. WHERE DO I START? Take one look at all of the books around my house and you will know … Continue reading

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A Book for All Time

Our Tuesday fox posed this week’s topic: Have you revisited an old favorite book/movie? How did it change for you as you got older? There are very few movies or books that I would dub as favorites. I just don’t … Continue reading

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POP Go the References

When we were discussing advice to young, new or would-be writers, I omitted some pieces of advice. One is: Avoid ‘pop’ references. As far as I am concerned, they age your work and make it seem irrelevant very quickly. Of … Continue reading

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Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

Since the first time I saw it on TV as a teenager, one of my favorite movies has been “Inn of the Sixth-Happiness”, with Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jürgens and Robert Donat.  I bought a VHS tape of it when as … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Move Along, Movies

Best books-to-movies? I know that we have covered this; I absolutely know that I have brought up the best movies made from terrible books. Yes, it happens; books are not “always ruined” when made into movies. I will once again … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

What is your favorite book to movie adaption? As a rule, I don’t like most of them. In a book you’re able to understand the characters better because you’ve had the time to get to know them. There’s always something … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Dana Nussio and Her Dark Web Defender

This month, my guest is a former member of of my local RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter. Dana Nussio has been one of the real success stories of our organization. She made a name for herself writing inspirational romance … Continue reading

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