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Persuasion Read-a-Long: Final Chapters

Here we are discussing the last few chapters of the book.  This is the emotional climax, where Anne finally feels something other than regret. I remember the emotional climax happening very differently.  I credit all the viewings of modern adaptations.  Ok, one adaptation repeatedly.  It always felt more climatic in the movie adaptation. As I… Continue reading Persuasion Read-a-Long: Final Chapters

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Modern Persuasion: Update on Dates!

I woke up this morning to an email confirming the new dates for Modern Persuasion’s release! I’m can’t tell you how anxious I have been about this.  My mood lifted as soon as I saw the email and the proposed dates.  Here they are: Cover release will be on April 24th Pre-sale starts on May… Continue reading Modern Persuasion: Update on Dates!

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Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Sammy

In the original story, there is a trip to Lyme.  During that trip Anne meets three people who are good friends of Captain Wentworth.  These three people met him after everything happened with Anne. There are four such people in my book.  One, Patrick, we spend a lot of time with during the first half… Continue reading Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Sammy

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Bullet Journal Minimalism: The Publishing Notebook

It has probably become clear that I love journals and the bullet journaling system works really well for me.  Since I am far more focused on function over design, I realized it made sense for me to have different journals.  I didn’t start keeping journals when I discovered bullet journaling, but it changed the way… Continue reading Bullet Journal Minimalism: The Publishing Notebook

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Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 3 Discussion

Here we are in week 3 of our Persuasion Read-a-long.  This week we get a short emotional break from the tension between Anne and Captain Wentworth. It doesn’t last long, but we shift in that time to Mr. Walter Elliot, the heir and distant cousin. So, when I wrote my modernization, two characters generated a… Continue reading Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 3 Discussion

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Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 2 Discussion

Welcome to week 2 of our Persuasion Read-a-Long.  This week we are discussing chapters 7 -13.   SO MUCH happens in these chapters.  We go from 0- 60 in one moment.  How? Why? Well, we finally get to meet our hero: Captain Wentworth. A lot of time is spent with Anne who is trying to prepare… Continue reading Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 2 Discussion

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Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Karen

Every time I re-read Persuasion, I take something new away.  This time I am far more focused on Lady Russell than I ever have been before.  While we discuss that on a different post, it made me want to focus on her counterpart in Modern Persuasion. While Emma may treat her father like a child,… Continue reading Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Karen