It is not uncommon for writers and artists to come to a point in their work where nothing more can come out of their normally creative brain. It seems like their creative process is not working and like they can't do anything more on their work. This is known as writer's/artist's block. Now, although writer's … Continue reading Writer’s Block. What to do?
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends. / The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / Are of imagination all compact: / One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, / That is, the madman; the lover, all as frantic, / … Continue reading Lovers, Madmen, and Poets
Hey, All! So, after a long absence, I am ready to dive back into this. I have been writing a lot lately... it's so nice to be out of school. It gives me more time to think about my stories. Writing is important for many people, be they authors, business people, or newspaper reporters, writing … Continue reading Keep on Writing
Helpful for Writing historical fiction stories….
This post is very much overdue! Besides the fact that this particular post should really get an airing before I finish the last part of Genre which will discuss the social country house, I find I’ve not included a plain and simple breakdown of the country house servant hierarchy! That’s without a mention of the incredibly persuasive Downton Abbey….
Therefore, the following is a list of servants predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, and a very brief note of duties for those respective positions.
I have included an average of annual wages or salaries for positions throughout the centuries where possible* taking into account rising costs, but it is important to note that these could be vastly different between houses, and the demands of particular families. I have omitted references to other allowances such as beer, general perquisites like clothing or livery and board wages (a sum…
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The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday. -David Schlosser
Writing Prompt #4 of this series... hmm... what should I write? How about: Every year, one person randomly goes missing in your character's hometown. No one ever knows where they go, and the disappearing person has hardly ever come back. If the missing person does come back, they are very much changed. Have someone close … Continue reading Writing Prompt #4
Hey again. Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I just kind of let things slip by this last month. I have come up with another writing prompt. I hope you enjoy it. Five girls are chosen by the soon-to-be queen to serve her. Each has a different talent and becomes friends with … Continue reading Writing Prompt #3… I think.