Goodreads Synopsis: Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By […]
In the Futurelearn Start Writing Fiction course we looked at Josip Novakovich’s methods of Characterisation: Here is my summary of Novakovich’s methods: This looks a bit like me, with my glasses on! Except no grey hair yet, well none I’m admitting to! All the quotes I have taken as examples are from Hiromi Kawakami’s excellent book, Strange Weather in […]
Originally posted on therapy bread:
I have never been a very big fan of cantaloupe, or melons for that matter. Watermelons are cool with me but anything much past that is just too “musky” for my liking. Try and try again, eating melon balls or cantaloupe halves just makes me cringe a bit. So why the heck did I make…
Originally posted on digger666:
via pte cu miere, vanilie-n aprilie.
Goodreads Synopsis: Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’, in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and […]
Originally posted on Coffee. Write. Repeat.:
What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help connect writers on this writing journey. If you’d like to join us, check out the blogs each week, get to know some of the other writers taking part, and spread some writerly love! What I’m Reading The Park Service by Ryan…
Word count meters and resources for writers. Why not?
Waiting in queues. Waiting in supermarkets. Waiting in garages. Waiting at the doctors. The list could just go on and on, so I won’t bore you with any more detail. Let’s get to the point – How much of our life do we waste waiting? We spend an amazing amount of time sleeping, a third of our lives, but has […]
Originally posted on Debbie Young:
That tongue-twister heralds news of my new flash fiction collection, Quick Change, due for launch later this month. Due for launch as an ebook on 21 June 2014 It’s a nerve-wracking time for any author when their precious manuscript is packed off for final editing and proofreading before publication. This week that’s what’s happening to Quick…
Originally posted on foodlikecake:
These might be the best things I’ve ever had. They literally taste like a s’more in bar form. You start with an amazing thick graham cracker crust, which you top with a mixture of soft chocolate ganache and mini marshmallows, then you pour more mini marshmallows on top and toast the bars under the broiler. You have…