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3 Things Jane Austen Taught Me About Fear

Jane Austen was the master of characterization. She knew people inside and out, foibles, propensities to do good or ill, and emotions. One of those emotions she was familiar with and wrote about is fear. Fear? What did anyone have to fear? They didn't have terrorists. The characters lived comfortable, privileged lives, with servants to… Continue reading 3 Things Jane Austen Taught Me About Fear

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Stay Warm!

There's some serious snow-age in the east coast. I have a very useful link for you: How to stay warm when the power goes out <-- Click me. A reminder to those whose weather is growing colder: Do NOT put down salt while it's raining, even if the rain will soon turn to ice and… Continue reading Stay Warm!

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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring authors (and those who may already have some work out there), I'm trying an experiment for a month. For five writers, I will put together a daily email of encouragement/motivation/ideas/prompts/etc. I will also individually cheer-lead these writers and review/revisit/revise goals with those five at the end of each week. This will be starting in February.… Continue reading Aspiring Authors

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A Watched Pot BURNS!

Okay, that title is a little melodramatic, yes? Yes. But what in the name of Asgard am I talking about? Glad you asked... I have mentioned that I hate waiting. I hate waiting for the mail-carrier to come in the afternoon or early morning or late evening or WHENEVER SHE FREAKING DECIDES TO SHOW UP… Continue reading A Watched Pot BURNS!