Tag Archives: Persuasion

Longbeach, Lyme, and Limericks

As I do every year about this time, I went this past weekend to a small writers retreat near Longbeach, Washington. “Retreat” is the right word for it, because it’s not one of those high-power writers conferences where you pack your day with classes … Continue reading

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Double Feature

If you are of a certain age, you remember (like I do) going to the movie theatre or drive-in and seeing a “double feature.” You paid your money and you got to enjoy two movies! Those days are long gone, I’m … Continue reading

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Take Time for Thanksgiving

  Right after Halloween (and sometimes even before) our retailers would have us begin focusing on Christmas. They want us to start loosening up our wallets now. “No time to lose. Shop early and shop often.” I suppose that’s understandable, … Continue reading

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Historical Perspective

I’ve been on vacation – from practically everything, including my blog (as you may have noticed). A real vacation is a rarity for me, but I’m making the most of this one: two weeks on the east coast, mostly in the … Continue reading

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Books Abroad

Today, I mailed out signed copies of The Darcys of Pemberley to the winners of the book give-aways associated with three different guest blogs spots I’ve done recently. The books are now winging their way – no, scratch that (I was … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

        When I first sat down to write The Darcys of Pemberley six and half years ago, I had no idea where it would lead me. I’ve since discovered that creating a sequel to a much-loved novel, such … Continue reading

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When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

How honest are you?  In your personal code of conduct, is it okay to dodge a question that you don’t want to answer? shade the truth for a good cause? omit certain details to save yourself or another person embarrassment?  … Continue reading

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The Germ of a Novel

  If you have seen the ’95 version of Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, this spot will look familiar.  In the movie we see Captain Wentworth sitting on that very bench outside the pump-room in Bath before he rises to … Continue reading

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By the Sea

 I spent the weekend at a small writer’s conference that was held on the Washington State coast, near Longbeach.  As you can see, the weather was beautiful – something we don’t take for granted here, especially in March.  Saturday’s schedule was … Continue reading

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Good Company

“My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” “You are mistaken … that is not good company; that is the … Continue reading

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