Take a walk through King Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace gardens to the royal pie-makers rooms above the Great Roasting Kitchen in Fish Court. Click on the Writing On Location link for the entire article complete with pictures.
Published in Missouri SCBWI 2014 newsletter.
The Great Roasting Kitchen in Hampton Court Palace - London, home of the Tudor King Henry VIII, tells the story of life below stairs in one of England’s most beautiful palaces. View photographs on my website. Click on the Hampton Court Palace link for the entire article.
Renaissance Magazine - Issue 78
As writers we receive disappointing news in the form of rejection letters. For the first time I felt the sting of rejection before querying an editor. When the guidelines read 'Please do not query us with story ideas about ...' . Click on the Never Say Never link for the secret to changing an editor's mind.
Don't breed more words than you need
When I’ve completed a watercolor painting I put it away for a few weeks and don’t look at it. This stops me from continually making a little change here and a little change there until the painting loses its translucency and becomes over-painted. I use a similar approach to writing. Dr. Seuss wrote, “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Words will breed if you continually make little changes. Click on the Weedy Words & Dr. Seuss link for further observations.
Published by SCBWI
Kundle, Austria where cows amble through the streets morning and evening and 80 years old villagers ride bicycles to the shops.
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Carving in Austria where the snowflakes are as big as half-dollar coins. Published on the front cover of ChipChats woodcarving magazine Nov-Dec 2008.
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