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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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I love hearing your side of the process, Sue! My copyeditors have saved me time and again, although occasionally they have gone a trifle overboard in their eagerness. I liked the one who tried to give my protags a better route into Charlotte. ;) But I've been blessed with good editors. Some people aren't as lucky.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on Azure Secrets at Word Wenches
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Thank you for noticing that we're trying! I know, as I write, details change. (Do not ask how often I change character names! Or why) That cheat sheet I keep beside my WIP is a life saver, if only I'd remember to use it!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Azure Secrets at Word Wenches
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ARGHHH! My total and complete sympathy. I learned after my first series to keep track of descriptions of rooms, pets, and places, but when you're in the middle of writing, it's not easy to remember to go make a note elsewhere. We need plug-in brains.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Azure Secrets at Word Wenches
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Lest you think I’ve given up research to happily write contemporaries for which I ought to know all there is to know, here’s just a tiny part of my search history for this book: poisonous plants, Creole cooking, ghost bikes, contemporary slang, anise, chaparral, health food bars... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Word Wenches
Spain and Machu Pichu are on mine. We did Ephesus in Turkey and that really is worth a trip!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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Their government isn't without its problems, like any other. But I sure wish we could distill whatever it took to turn them into a productive peaceful country and spray it everywhere!
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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Traveling with friends is the best way to go! We've not done Puerto Rico yet and we've never had much time for Oxford, so you're ahead of us there.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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each trip takes one step at a time. Have a passport, decide on a date and a destination. The rest fills itself in. You are fortunate to know people in so many places!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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Please do! I've never seen such beautiful variety.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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People like you open the eyes of everyone around them. Travel is a blessing and I'm so glad you're ticking off your bucket list. We figure we'll spend all our money on travel now while we're healthy and worry about what happens when we're not later. ;)
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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take me with you!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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If only more countries would learn that trick...
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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I wish it was possible to pack everything we saw into a blog, but even a book wouldn't cover it. And no matter where we go, it's never enough time to see all that's to be seen. But dipping our toes in the water is far better than never having seen anything besides our own front yard. I'm not sure a lifetime would be enough to explore the British Isles!
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2019 on Travels to Costa Rica at Word Wenches
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Travel may not be about books or history, but to me, it’s as educational and interesting. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Word Wenches
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Chad Mitchell Trio turned James into a lovely song. For a long time I wasn't aware of the origin and hoped it was a folk song about some actual incident, until I went hunting for the history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axPaGP1UEqc
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2019 on Cautionary Tales at Word Wenches
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Hey Kathy! I’m at the airport now, not being anywhere near as constructive. Good luck on the paper clearing, shudder Pat
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2019 on Ask A Wench: What We're Doing at Word Wenches
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Oh, that's brilliant, thank you from all of us! Reading is so very important. I've been working with elementary kids and it's a joy watching them realize they can read.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2019 on Ask A Wench: What We're Doing at Word Wenches
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I think they just don't make desks big enough!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2019 on Ask A Wench: What We're Doing at Word Wenches
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This month, the wenches are recovering from the holidays and chatting about what they’re doing now! Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Word Wenches
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Thank you for the recipe suggestion. Ill look it up! Ive about given up baking because so many of the ingredients have changed over the years. Butter doesnt have the fat we used to have. Crisco is totally different. And the results are disappointing! We probably dont need to be eating all that fat anyway. ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2018 on Bûche de Noël at Word Wenches
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Fun! Although we always have fruit salad for Christmas dinner--it was a good use for the apples and oranges that landed in stockings. ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2018 on Bûche de Noël at Word Wenches
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ahh, so I'm probably reading the wrong recipes, excellent! Cake should be moist! But I looooove rice pudding! Hmmm, maybe I should consider making that a New Year's Day tradition.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2018 on Bûche de Noël at Word Wenches
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that's good to know because the recipes I read didn't sound much like cake at all!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2018 on Bûche de Noël at Word Wenches
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Many of you may be familiar with the tradition of the Yule log that burned in medieval fireplaces for the twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that the tradition dates back to the Iron Age? Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Word Wenches
Beautiful--and a gift to which we could all relate. Glad you had the time to share!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2018 on My Gift To You at Word Wenches
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