Every four years like clockwork, or maybe like calendar work, February sprouts a new day. Right there at the end of the month. Humans call this “leap year” and “leap day” because we envision leaping ahead by 24 hours. In truth, we have that much more time to find the money to pay our bills, that much more work hours to be paid for, and that much more time to be with those we love. Continue reading “Leap Year Facts and Traditions”
This is the 3rd and final, I hope, installment in the Women Dress for Other Women series. Modern is a flexible word because it means most of my life to me and it may mean the current century to others. So odd to think that I have been alive in two different centuries. In my teens, I thought I would be old and decrepit by the year 2000. After all, I would be in my 50s. Ah, youth. Continue reading “Modern Women Dress for Other Women”
Where were we? Oh, right, the Regency Era, predominantly England. I’ll look at the Victorian Era, the late 1890s, Edwardian, The Twenties, and see what we have time for after that. The first blog on this topic can be found here. Continue reading “Women Dress for Other Women, Part 2”
You no doubt have accepted the fact that my membership in Romance Writers of America has been totally wonderful for me and that I encourage everyone, no matter what they write, to join up and start networking. Having D.P. Lyle come to speak to us is merely one of the amazing benefits of belonging to this group. Continue reading “D.P. Lyle Shares His Wisdom”
Why can it be so hard to write a Romance novel? Or any work of fiction, for that matter. Once you learn the basics of Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar, plotting, character creation, world building, and the three-act structure for scenes and chapters, everything else is a snap, right? Pick yourself up from the floor where you fell while laughing. I know. If only. Continue reading “Research Rabbit Hole”
If you write historical fiction or if you write something that has ties to the past, you may need to do some research to find out what people did back then For instance, in Regency England there were few hospitals and while doctors made house calls, they were not well trained in stuff we take for granted today. Like cleanliness. Continue reading “How Did They?”
The Universe seems to hate people who have weight problems. Whether your ancestors came from cold regions where keeping extra weight on meant you would live through the winter or from extremely hot regions where you walked and danced and hunted daily so fat never had a chance, here we all are in the modern world and those genes are about to kill us all. But cheer up! Here are some fun things to keep you healthier.