I saw this wonderful band on PBS tonight: Harmonious Wail. I will have to download their music and add to my playlist for writing.
This is fascinating presentation about life in the digital world.
One of my friends gave me a wonderful gift this Christmas. If you are a gamer and have played The Secret World, you will recognize the following:
This is from a company called welovefine.com. (I am not associated with them in any way.)
They also include this helpful advice: Do not pick fights with robots. Our products are only 70% robot-proof.
I think my friends realize that 1) I love gaming and gaming-related gear and 2) I do have a tendency to pick fights with robots, so a warning is probably warranted. :-)
One of the gifts I gave this year was a copy of Sense and Sensibility to a dear friend.
Originally posted on Johns Hopkins University Press Blog:
Guest post by Janine Barchas
Today puts another candle on the birthday cake of novelist Jane Austen, born 16 December 1775. Conveniently, Austen’s birthday coincides with the December gift-giving season. If you are thinking about making a holiday present of a Jane Austen novel to that budding (or confirmed) Janeite in your circle, you are spoiled for choice. In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Pride and Prejudice, this calendar year has witnessed a mushrooming of both new and newly repackaged Austen editions in a wide range of binding styles and price points.
In your choice of edition and inscription you may, however, want to reflect upon the long-standing history of the Jane Austen “gift book.” Whereas this year Jane Austen novels in both hardcover and paperback formats have been aggressively prettified in the stalwart fight against the e-book, these same stories have long…
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I thought I would share this gorgeous picture a friend of mine sent via email. She lives in a nearby town called Galena and took the picture in the nature conservatory.
All of this snow (3-5 inches) fell in the last few days! It really was a White Christmas (where we have measurable snow falling on Christmas Day) for the first time in decades. A local newscaster said that the last White Christmas in this area occurred in the early 1960s (way before I was born); so this is the first White Christmas in my lifetime!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day-after-Christmas and can spend time writing!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
This picture is from the 2013 Christmas display in front of a local church.
Every year the city of Rockton has a Christmas walk and parade. My family and I enjoy looking at the lights and seeing the floats in the parade. The carolers are wonderful too. (Yes–it was cold this year!)
I hope that you all stay safe and warm over Christmas and can spend the day with the ones you love. :-)
The holiday season is here, and my family and I have a tradition of reflecting on our favorite things or events from the past year and sharing them with each other. Since this is a post on writing, I thought I would share some of my favorite blog discoveries from 2013.
Shannon pens a wonderful blog about writing full of both her experiences and writing tips, including ones that she has found elsewhere on the web. I have her posts sent to my email and they are literally the first messages I open. She has a warm, friendly writing style in this blog that usually ends up bringing a smile to my face.
Ky has an absolutely beautiful blog where she publishes information about her writing and other authors. She has a monthly billboard area that I think is terrific and a lot of fantastic artwork/photographs. The writing is terrific (and did I mention how beautiful the blog is?)
Morgan’s blog has namopowrimo and steampunk influences. (I am a big fan of steampunk!) It is not just the writing—it is the clothes, the jewelry, the artwork, and the other steampunk-style pieces that I tend to gravitate toward. Morgan has some gorgeous examples on her blog—especially the jewelry.
If you have any blogs or web sites that you would like to share, please comment. Include the link to the blog and what you like about it. (Feel free to post about your own blog as well!)
I look forward to learning about new writers’ blogs for 2014!