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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Sorry I haven't been here to comment. It's 100 degrees here and we have no a/c. I'm down at the harbor with a really bad wifi right now, checking in!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Are We Writers Part Deux at Word Wenches
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Maybe I always knew, at heart, that I was going to be a writer. At age five, I spent hours writing and illustrating books. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Word Wenches
which leads to another interesting aspect...it sounds as if you may lean toward biography and nonfiction. Not all of us are creative writers. Is a biographer a writer? Or does that designation only go to creatives? I like a wide open definition of a writer, so I'd say you were one tood.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Ask A Wench: Are We Writers? at Word Wenches
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And I say you're a writer! Just not a published one, yet. But it does seem that those of us who get hung up on the research are less likely to pursue the creative world, which is why you found so many errors in the published books. (wink)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Ask A Wench: Are We Writers? at Word Wenches
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Even after we're published, we learn to evade the "what do you do?" conversation stopper. Looks like you're already on top of that one!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Ask A Wench: Are We Writers? at Word Wenches
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And we're all glad you kept trying! Have you ever gone back and look at those historicals and thought about indie pubbing them? Thanks for stopping by Kathy!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Ask A Wench: Are We Writers? at Word Wenches
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There's a school of thought that says that if you write, you're a writer. While I wouldn't argue with that, I think there's a difference between calling yourself a writer and simply writing; I cook every day, but I don't call myself a cook. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Word Wenches
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As a child, I had no books of my own, but a neighbor had a huge library I lusted after. And on the bottom shelves were beautiful hard bound shelves of fairy tale. I'd go over to pretend to visit with the kids and sneak off to read them! They have so many, many purposes, but it's never a bad thing to stretch the imagination.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on On Fairy Tales at Word Wenches
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How very fortunate you are to be able to travel to London frequently! And yes, persuading teenagers into museums when there's all that shopping available is a real trick. The green spaces are great, aren't they? Huge tracts of walking areas, and all easily accessed by tube. Love it!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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I would love to do all that! Must go back without kids.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Every city has its wonderful places waiting to be explored. it's just the history of London and its relation to the books we read and write that leave me praying for more time to linger!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Every city has its wonderful places waiting to be explored. it's just the history of London and its relation to the books we read and write that leave me praying for more time to linger!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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agreed--there's never enough time. One smart thing we did though was to buy a London Pass. We whizzed right past the huge line at the Abbey and went right in. Saved hours. Same with a number of other attractions.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Five weeks! I NEED that, yes, I do. So sorry you had to cut the trip short. We've had that happen and it's usually heartbreaking in many respects. I used to carry extra suitcases for the books! These days, with so much online, I stick to lovely picture books because I take such lousy pictures.
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I didn't have a chance to see the wedding dress exhibit. It was crowded and my husband was growing impatient with my fascination with furniture. You are so very blessed to be able to travel so often...and with kids. I bow to your patience!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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I've seen some superb traveling exhibits from the Gallery. I wouldn't mind going back to see just the Gallery, but I might never come out again!
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oh how very cool, Sharon! Now I'll have to find that book just to see how she uses it. Reading is the reason we now travel. Growing up in rural KY, we never thought we'd be able to see the places in the books we read, and to be able to do so now is pure pleasure. Of course, my husband still hadn't gone to Mars.
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Since I only had one day for museums and I was trailing my husband, I elected the V&A over the Brit. Next time... Maida Vale was quite near Paddington Station, which has the airport express. No time at all and we were delivered right to the door. Living outside LA as we do, we were totally jealous of the ease of reaching the airport!
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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oh, to be able to stay long enough to pretend I actually live there! So very lovely. I am in envy.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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The V&A has a lovely map and lots of docents waiting to be asked questions, but it's still very daunting!
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Big ben2Pat here: In all my travels, I’ve never had the opportunity to spend more than a couple of days at a time in London. That’s barely enough to remember how the underground works and orient myself. This summer, we spent ten wonderful days basking in the history I write about. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Word Wenches
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Fabulous post, Nicola! And I'm going to try those guacamole hints too. Avocados are everywhere here and we've learned to love them.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on What Wenches Recommend - July at Word Wenches
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Thank you so much for visiting with the wenches today, Emma! Having just moved from a huge house with a library and two offices to a bungalow with a spare bedroom, I am in serious office envy! I admire your ability to wade through the remnants of history mostly written by men to find the kernel of female truth within. Do you often wish for a time travel machine? ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on Interview with Emma Campion! at Word Wenches
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Fabulous post, Nicola, opening whole new avenues of inspiration.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on Water for London at Word Wenches
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Kathryn, you have a brilliant blog here! You need to copy this reply and post it under your own banner and fly it high. Thank you for your very thoughtful addition.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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