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Where Words Meet Minds



Resurrecting the Dead: Drudging up the lost works of favorite authors

Some wrote too little, and others wrote too much, but all writers left behind forgotten works. What wouldn't the world give to find the lost novels of Jane Austen, plays of William Shakespeare, or tales of Lord Byron? In Stuart... Continue Reading →

Spoonful of Whimsy

There is always something magical about breathing in the steam of a hot cup of tea. Frothed milk and and a splash of vanilla, what else might you find in the dregs?

Brand your Writing: What you love is what you write

Writing is often an imposing task. The prospect of setting out a plot, developing realistic characters, balancing the effect of verbs and adjectives- when considered in a serious manner it is a wonder that any one takes on the challenge.... Continue Reading →

Edgar Humboldt: A Man of Good Intentions

Edgar drank his tea slowly as he waited. He held the tea cup between his forefinger and thumb, touching as little of his mother's fine china as he felt necessary. He took tiny sips, partially because the tea was too... Continue Reading →

Eccentric Ecclectics

Like something out of Dumbledore's study, this planetarium clock would make a fine fixture in any reclusive genius' library. Whether a scientist, astrologer, wizard, is up to you. This planetarium clock, made in Paris 1770 may have guided the thoughts... Continue Reading →

Charlatans, Clods and Coxcombs

Characters like Uriah Heep, Wilkins Micawber, Fagis all live on in Charles Dickens' fame because they are so distinct. Wilkins Micawber's rambling theatrics, his pomposity create a character at once ludicrous and vivid. These characters are brought to life in... Continue Reading →

Lazy Sunday

What might it be like to be one of these lounging ladies? The decadence of a Sunday stroll, and a picnic while watching the clouds drift. They say kill your darlings, surely there is much strife ahead of these dozing... Continue Reading →

Dreary Grandeur

A ghost filled ballroom, dancing eternities away as the building darkens and crumbles about them. What macabre rituals may take place as the darkness begins to fall?

To Hell in a Paper Back

Easy reading may be damn hard writing, but easy writing makes damnable reading. The beauty of a well written book often goes unappreciated but the errors of a poorly written book never fail to be condemned. It is easy to... Continue Reading →

Writers and Readers: One and the Same

Whether you are a reader or a writer, we discover ourselves in the pages of books.

Read Virginia Woolf, like Virginia Woolf

Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river - Virginia Woolf

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