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Queen Elizabeth I and the Sea Beggars, a Guest Post from Author Barbara Kyle

Today, it is with great pleasure that I welcome a colleague, who specializes in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. I know you will find Barbara Kyle’s story of deception and courage very interesting. The Elizabethan period is considered a … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice 200 Excerpt: Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms

P&P 200 Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms Pride and Prejudice: Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote retells Austen’s classic from the view of the other characters in the story line (Mr. Collins, the servants, Charlotte Lucas, Bingley, Darcy, … Continue reading

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Editing 101: Homophones and Other Words Often Confused

While editing, we must take comfort in the fact none of us can know everything about language choices. I know the frustration. There is nothing worse than to reread a passage six months after its publication and to spot an … Continue reading

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My “Happy Dance,” the Musical…

P&P, the Broadway Musical??? I have been fortunate over the last couple of years to have several of my titles recognized with awards from various RWA groups.  With each  announcement, I mentioned my “Happy Dance.” To understand my “Happy Dance,” … Continue reading

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What’s “Love” Got to Do with It?

It was fun last month to take a look at our favorite romance movies and some of the greatest lines from them. After all, I breathe “romance” novels. They are my favorite escape genre. So, tell me what you think of … Continue reading

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Do You Remember: the Last Old-Fashioned Presidential Campaign

What do you know of the Presidential race between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey, one one where Truman came from behind to beat the anointed “next President,” Dewey? Do you realize it was really a four-party race? “Dewey … Continue reading

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The Scope and Influence of The Ancient Celts

A great empire once stretched from the Black Sea to the British Isles. So powerful, the Celts leveled Rome, as well as conquering the Carthaginians in Spain. Unfortunately, the Celts left no written account of their society – most of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Wigs and Hair Pieces

In one of my two Works in Progress (WIP), my main character chooses to wear a disguise. However, as I write in the Regency Period, the use of wigs, as were common in the 18th Century, had gone by the … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion ~ 2005’s Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – Movie Discussion This is a film where the spectator enjoys a lesson in Voyeurism 101. We follow the story as we view the characters through windows, eavesdrop on them through doors, read over their shoulders, … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When? America Entered the Space Race…

There was a time when we Americans clung to our TV sets to watch our first astronauts accomplish what we thought no man could. I recall standing in my yard and staring up into the October (1957) sky to look … Continue reading

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