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December 15, Class notes

Ready for the winter break, Grammar Games, Language Arts, and High School English all enjoyed a lighter day of review and reflection. Grammar Games… 83 more words


Erudite yet entertaining

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 A S Byatt The Biographer’s Tale Vintage 2001

The Maelstrom: how evocative that name is, the Charybdis that tempts you, the whirlpool that draws you down into its watery depths, a volatile spiral maze from which there is no escape. 670 more words


Required Elements of Authentic Historical Fiction

Historical fiction must be authentic in order to pull the reader in, so that writers who create works in this genre should consider how their work can be as authentic as possible. 1,654 more words



It is most annoying how, if I don’t write about the book shortly after finishing it, I lose the words to describe it with.. I regret not writing about Ragnarok three weeks ago – the post would have been more inspired and energized for sure. 512 more words

Possession by A.S.Byatt

“Writers aren’t exactly people.. They are a whole bunch of people, trying to be one person.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I read this quote some months back…No, not in any one of his books, but in one of those Hallmark posters that feature interesting quotes…..And it stuck on in my mind.. 1,048 more words

Resurrecting Romance: The Amazing Pigeon-Man

Secretly, I snigger to hear my friends confess they are jaded when it comes to romance. It took them, perhaps, two or three times in immature relationships for them to decide that they don’t believe in love anymore. 805 more words