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Revealing Character through Setting

In Monday’s post, you learned a little bit about me. You learned that I enjoy painting, reading, bird watching, and going for walks. You also learned that maybe I’m not as in touch with nature as I’d like to be and I’m okay with that. 199 more words

Winter Fire

Blazing trees, fire-kissed by the setting sun….

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Setting 1: Real places

  • Plausible settings help readers suspend their disbelief.
  • Choose a setting that is distinctive and illustrates the theme of the story.
  • Describe the setting through a few details.
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These days I’m not much of a traveler; it generally takes a business commitment to get me to leave home. It’s not that I don’t like being in new—and even exotic—places. 1,434 more words


'The Dig' Cynan Jones

Fiction – hardcover; Granta; 160 pages; 2013. Review copy courtesy of the publisher.

Visceral. Violent. Compelling. Those are the first three words that spring to mind when I think of Cynan Jones’ … 725 more words

Book Review

Penguins: The Ultimate Guide, by Tui De Roy, Mark Jones and Julie Cornthwaite

As the title says, Penguins: The Ultimate Guide is a guide book, but here in Williamsburg we are very unlikely to see a penguin landing on our bird feeder and pushing off the chickadees, so today’s book… 478 more words