Random Book Review: The Glass Castle
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“…from now on we’re alternating Cindy Crawford’s ‘Aerobicise’ and ‘Buns of Steel,’ and reading one non-school book a week…” – Cher pontificating to Tai in the movie Clueless I’ve been wandering around some other blogs lately, and I’m in awe … Read More

Great Works?
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Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance – Samuel Johnson in ‘Rasselas’ This is one of my favorite quotes.  I put it at my desk, added it to my online signature, even stitched it on a bookmark once … Read More

Small town girl goes to the Big Apple
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I’ve always thought of writing as an adventure – an internal journey on which I could use my imagination to go anywhere, do anything.  During the days when I was ‘stuck’ at the schoolroom in my little rural town, or … Read More

Planting Seeds
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Maybe it’s the time of year.  Maybe it’s the sad state of my yard.  Maybe it’s the sight of tulips blooming and redbuds flowering.  Maybe it’s the amazing gardens I toured on my mini-vacation this past week. It’s springtime, and … Read More

Amazing the whole room…
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“We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.” – Pride & Prejudice, … Read More

Books
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I was thinking this morning about how much I love books, reading them, writing them, teaching them – and I’m not what I would call a ‘well-read’ individual.  There’s so much in the world to read, one could read 24/7/365 … Read More

TGIO
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Thank Goodness It’s Over! Well, the NaNoWriMo is over, and I managed to cross the 50k finish line. Now, the real work begins – research, editing, fleshing out the sparse areas.  For me, this is the fun part:  the actual … Read More

I’m having fun, but this is NUTS!
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I’m writing a new story – that’s great and lots of fun.  I’m writing it for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for the uninitiated – I was one of those).  It’s sponsored by the Office of Letters and Light, which … Read More

Welcome!
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Welcome to my author’s blog and to Meryton Press.  I hope to post on a somewhat regular basis regarding updates on what I’m currently writing, random thoughts and contemplations about books, writing and Jane Austen fan fiction.  Perhaps some vignettes … Read More

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