When I met my husband, thirty-five years ago, we lived in different countries. I was living in London, while he lived in Spain. At the time, long distance phone calls were very expensive, so they were infrequent. For over two years, except during the holidays, which we spent together, he wrote me a letter almostContinue reading “A Present for Saint Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Letters You’ll Ever Read”
Tag Archives: Persuasion
Characters, New and Used
I met Norah Colvin some months ago in the Blogging Universe. She is an enthusiastic teacher, writer, and an informative and supportive blogger. Please look up her thought-provoking blog. We usually bump into each other writing Flash Fiction at Carrot Ranch. Yesterday, Norah asked me a question, which has triggered this post. Norah’s question. ItContinue reading “Characters, New and Used”
Letter J The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge
April Author Spotlight 2015 Letter ‘J’ is for Regina Jeffers author of Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion Why do I recommend Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion? I loved every minute I spent reading this novel. The author retells, explains and moves Jane Austen’s Persuasion on to the next stage, in a way the original author neverContinue reading “Letter J The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge”
Book Review: Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers.
You Pierce My Soul, Captain Wentworth Persuasion, Jane Eyre, and Rebecca have been my favourite novels since I first read them as a teenager. I have reread them dozens of times since then, and although there are many others I reread regularly, too many to mention now, none are as dear to my heart andContinue reading “Book Review: Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers.”
Writing 101, Day Twenty: The Things We Treasure
Today’s Prompt: For our final assignment, tell the tale of your most-prized possession. Today’s twist: If you’re up for a twist, go long — experiment with longform and push yourself to write more than usual. Prized Possessions and Gifts received I have a problem with the word ‘things’ in our last assignment, you see,Continue reading “Writing 101, Day Twenty: The Things We Treasure”
Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.
Today’s prompt (well, yesterday’s I’m overdue!): You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible. The sun stroked my cheeks as I sank lazily on the deck chair at the Bankside Café, facing Richmond Park. I indulged in this small luxuryContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.”