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Ship in Air

Here’s a nice anecdote told twice, first from some anonymous Irish source, and then Seamus Heaney’s version of it in verse. This was the first poem of Heaney’s I ever saw, back in high school when someone showed me the… 344 more words

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Brigid

Origin: Irish

Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one”, but also coming from Celtic brig/brigant meaning “high” or briga meaning “might” and “power”. 30 more words

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Menhir: Opening to Fantasy

I’ve been quite absent on this blog lately. I was just thinking about the future and I’m currently writing on two different projects, so I need to set my priorities. 233 more words

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Dian Cecht - Mythology's Most Terrible Father?

Most people think that the crown of worst father in all of mythology belongs to Zeus. Those people are wrong.

After Nuada, king of the Tuatha De Dannan, loses a hand he’s forced to step down, thanks to a law saying that the King of Ireland had to be unblemished. 565 more words

The Cairn

Just published over on Bealtaine Cottage Good Life… “The Cairn”

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Guest Post: Virginia King, Rocking with Rocks (Plus Giveaway)

Rocking with Rocks by Virginia King

Author of B.R.A.G. Medallion award-winning The First Lie

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The symbolism of objects has always fascinated me. 843 more words

Before The Second Sleep

And the score is...

Sometimes when sitting down to write a review I find myself thinking like I am preparing the box score for last night’s baseball game.  But instead of ERA, base hits, errors, etc., I am thinking in terms of (1) plot development (or furtherance, depending on whether the book is the 1st or 5th or last in a series), (2) character development (ditto on the “or furtherance” part), (3) dialogue, (4) plot holes, (5) world building, (6) reality scale (to me, this is akin to the difference between animation, like Zootopia, and Tomorrowland – both fiction with fantastical elements but one is clearly trying to emulate reality in at least some aspects (Tomorrowland) whereas the other is a cartoon), (7) action (both pace and excitement levels), (8) pace of the story, and (9) if I read an “adult book” – steaminess or if I read a YA book – teenage angst. 1,108 more words

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