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Baby Names in the Edwardian Era

Two things caught my eye recently: the increasing popularity of “old-fashioned” Edwardian names in The Times (subscription) and the speculation over the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. As a writer, choosing the names of my characters is almost as daunting as the prospect of naming my (future!!) children–I can’t move …

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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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A Curious Case of Plagiarism

Some months ago a young man who represented himself to be an unpublished English author in sore straits submitted a manuscript to G.P. Putnam’s Sons. After the usual formalities the work was accepted. The author desired that his name should appear upon the title page as “George L. Myers.” The book was recently brought out …

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