Friday Feature– A Sense of Obligation

Last time, I featured No Cause to Repine. You can also catch up on all my other features here: Friday Features Today's feature is A Sense of Obligation. I wrote this story after reading a solitary chapter of a work in progress on a fan forum site. The story was later taken down for violating … Continue reading Friday Feature– A Sense of Obligation

Tuesday Quotes– Delighting in anything ridiculous

It's a new year and so I am doing some new themes on the blog as others took too long and had low participation. So, we'll see if sharing fun quotes does better! I found this pic on Pinterest and don't know who made it. I think it's lovely! I've always liked this quote and … Continue reading Tuesday Quotes– Delighting in anything ridiculous

Fitzwilliam Friday– What’s in a Name Part Two

Last time, I posted about the importance of Mr. Darcy's first name. Today, I'll discuss what the name Darcy would mean to Jane Austen's readers. The most famous bearer of the Darcy surname was probably Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de (of) Darcy. The family is also called Darcy of Temple Hurst (ooh, spotted another … Continue reading Fitzwilliam Friday– What’s in a Name Part Two

Theme Thursday– Opening lines

I bet you know a few of Jane Austen's opening lines. Critics will tell you the first sentence of a novel is crucial, even in a world where readers are browsing in the book stores and picking up books at random less and less. Today's online buyer will typically select the genre and category before … Continue reading Theme Thursday– Opening lines

Fantasy Friday– Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Six

I know I am dealing with a large cast of characters right now with the addition of the Tilneys. Do you think referring to the young people by their first names (Caroline, Henry, Charles etc.) would make it easier to keep track of everyone? At the close of Chapter Five, Kate had a vision of … Continue reading Fantasy Friday– Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Six

Thursday Three Hundred– Hidden Hearts

I'm going to try something new on the blog. I'm going to do a continuing story for Thursday Three Hundred. Each post will be at least 300 words. The full story, however, will be a short story of about 10,000 words. I will probably later publish them as a collection of short stories. Scotts Grotto … Continue reading Thursday Three Hundred– Hidden Hearts

Style Saturday–Hues of Fall

I am by no means a fashion expert regarding the past or present. In fact, I seldom think about fashion. I do like to play with makeup but that's pretty much for my own satisfaction rather than trying to copy looks or look "on trend." However, I recently got some new fall colors and it … Continue reading Style Saturday–Hues of Fall