Literary Foods: Little Women and a Civil War Treat

Little Women has been one of my most favorite books since I was a teenager. Surprisingly, I didn’t read the whole book through until I was around 15 or 16, but the movie has always been one of my go-to comfort films. Probably because it was one of the very first period drama movies I watched and actually enjoyed. 🙂

When I was thinking about a recipe to try that reminded me of Little Women, I was inspired by the short passage from the book about the Christmas breakfast that the March sisters so willingly give up to others.

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The Importance of a Map in Writing Fiction

When writing any type of fiction, a map is a crucial item to have. Even a simple sketch for your own benefit is helpful. In an imaginary world, a map helps you and your readers keep your sites, place names and points of interest straight! It doesn’t have to be detailed or elaborate, it can be just enough to help your readers understand the lay of the land.

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Writer’s Resource: The Creative Penn Podcast

Hi everyone! Just popping in here because I realized I have never shared one of my most favorite writing inspiration resources with you! And since right about now is when winter seems to be dragging on and on, I thought this would a perfect inspirational writer pick me up! 🙂

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Authors and Their Music

After I wrote this post, I started thinking about the importance of music in author’s lives. If there is one other thing that seems to be the most important to an author besides the words they work with, it is the music they listen too. Famous authors down through the ages have listened to everything from pianoforte music, to Mozart, to indie bands and the Beatles to inspire them. And yes, even animals can help.

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This New Year…

“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.

– Peggy Toney Horton

Writing Year in Review

Another New Year is upon us! In preparation for this coming year, I took a look at my writing goals from this past year which you can find in this post. I didn’t do as well as I hoped with my writing goals this past year, because of travel, unexpected work changes and schedules and everyday life! (Isn’t that the way it always seems to go? 🙂 )

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