Should women swear like men do? Or should we be held to a different standard? […]
As a writer of historical fiction, I often find research tidbits that make me laugh. Here’s one of them. […]
No blog this week, as I get ready for the Willamette Writers’ Conference that starts tonight and runs through Sunday! It’s the largest writers’ conference west of the Mississippi River, with over 750 participants. I’m looking forward to spending time with my fellow writers!
When reading scholarly articles, it’s important to step back and think about the writer’s bias. Sometimes, as with this article about Cleopatra, it just doesn’t make sense. […]
Jane Austen wrote that she was “the most unlearned and uninformed woman who ever dared to be an authoress.” The message is bad. We tell ourselves crap. […]
I’m influenced by people long dead. Sometimes they give me courage to go forward. […]
Usually when I’m having my coffee on the sofa, I couldn’t be happier. Early in the morning is the best time to read and reflect. Except a few days ago during this quiet time, I emitted a spontaneous swear word. […]
Do we demand that our strong women in history be good lookin’ too? Ancient writers had different appraisals of Cleopatra’s looks. Many of us assume she was a beauty. […]