Books

NaNoWriMo, Writing, & On This Week’s Silence

Forgive my radio silence. Not only is it NaNoWriMo, but I had a book I had to complete. Now I am done and have a brand, spanking new, glorious, wonderful 106k novel about the star-crossed love affair of an American heiress and an English duke in the years leading up to WWI. I might need …

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Research

WIP Research: The Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms

MY WIP largely takes place in the East End, and my research has taken me into surprising directions. Before now, I filtered my view of the East End through Dickens and the Jack the Ripper murders, and perhaps a few snippets from Mayhew from time to time. Needless to say, these were myopic: yes there …

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Literature

November!

This month, rather than my pithy ponderings on the Edwardian era, you shall hear nothing but the scribble and scratch of my ink pen over reams of paper as I work towards 50,000 words by the end of the month. No, I’m not drafting a constitution, but I am crafting my magnum opus (err…not really) …

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