Friday, September 18, 2015

Link Round-Up

I collect links the way I collect books. That being: a little obsessively. I thought I would share a few of the ones that caught my eye this week.

Medieval Recipes in Translation
Learn how to make "Cripels" in both Middle and Modern English. Look for an upcoming recipe post regarding these lovely-sounding, honey-covered dainties.

Fifteen Ways to Write a Novel
This caught my eye because my first reaction to the title was sort of "Huh, isn't there really only one way to write a novel? Kind of one word after another?" While the article does not answer the eternal question of How You Actually Write a Novel, it does have some good advice on getting work done on any given day.

A Small and Very Polite Rant about the Importance of Writers to the World
Apparently the Australian government is considering (already has?) cut funding that was previously designated for writers' grants. While this is somewhat politically irrelevant to me, I like what the author has to say about the writer's place in society.
  
Six Things Not to Do when Writing about Forests
There is a forest in my novel. I don't spend a whole bunch of time in forests. A reality check was needed. 

And an autumnal picture, just for good measure:

a bottle of apple cider and a bag of sugar donuts
This is just what I'm craving right now.
Do other places besides Michigan do cider and doughnuts for fall?

Happy Friday, blog-friends!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Change of Residence

Hear ye! Hear ye! Great news!

Since you probably haven't noticed, I thought I would just tell you that we are no longer impoverished squatters living in the (very nice and very free) .blogspot.com tent city Google and Blogger kindly set up and invited us to stay in for as long as we liked.

We were quite comfortable there, but I decided it was time for a change and dragged a tired Susan along with me. We have now completed our move up the street to the edge of the city proper and are in possession of a wonderful, very real street address of our very own.

Callers and visitors are welcome at all times (especially if they bring food) and can now find us at:


Don't worry if you type the old address by mistake. The friendly googlebots will redirect you to our new home.