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Author's Inspiration

by Barbara Wood last modified Jul 17, 2018 11:32

A friend of mine is visiting Whitby, England. Her first trip. I have never been to Whitby either.

Apparently it's a beautiful coastal village in eastern England. The photos that I've seen show an absolutely beautiful town with cliffs, a fishing harbor, hilly roads with houses nestled in between. Oh, and the ruins of a 1000 year old Abbey to boot. Pretty much typical fare for England.

What I found particularly intriguing about this cozy little seaside village is that the Abbey is mentioned in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Writing Humor

by Barbara Wood last modified Jul 13, 2018 06:44

(image two women laughing

I tried writing humor once but my agent wrote back, “Is this supposed to be funny?” Most humor doesn't travel well. By that I mean that something that’s funny in one place might fall flat in another. And a story that is funny when told orally, can be a bomb when written on a page (you don’t get the benefit of pauses, vocal inflections, gestures). Therefore I take my hat off to those who are successful in writing humor! Here are a few I admire:

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Summer Prose

by Barbara Wood last modified Jul 03, 2018 01:25

(image of chair

Here's a lovely quote I found,

Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.

I hope you're enjoying yours :)

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