NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 – Woodhouse Cafe and Yarn

How is it October?  Wasn’t I just working on a project in July?  Do I really have to think about what I’m working on this November? I guess I should!  It’s not a problem, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about how I’m going to spend November.  I have one project that I need toRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting To Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Mr. Musgrove

Here we are, in the last month before Modern Persuasion is published.  It was been a crazy two weeks.  In two weeks I finished the cover design (Royal James picked the direction, I just followed it to my end), format the inside of the novel (fonts are a big decision!), and set up pre-sale fromRead more

Cover Reveal Participants Wanted!

We are looking for some amazing bloggers again to participate in an upcoming cover reveal. It’s for the upcoming poetry collection, Cupping Water by John Falconer. The date for the cover reveal is on April 5, 2017. Join now! Send us an email to royaljamespublishing@gmail.com or click here to join our blog tour email list. Thanks!Read more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month for April

Last month I started sharing some of my Pinterest boards.  This month I have a new board to share here on the blog.  These boards relate to this blog and my books. Persuasion: The Original With the cover reveal for Modern Persuasion happening at the end of the month, I thought it would be funRead more

Weekly Reading: Northanger Abbey(s)

In the world of Austen Modernizations there are successes and there are failures and there are things in between.  As a couple of us read Northanger Abbey together and as I prepare to tackle co-writing my own modernization of the story, I looked to see what else was out there.  Two things came to myRead more

Issues in Modernizing Classics: The Setting

When I talk about setting, in terms of old novels, I am not just talking about the place, but also the time.  Austen variations are fascinating, but the key is most of them merely extend the narrative of the original.  They focus on what happened before, what happened after, another point of view, or justRead more

Issues in Modernizing Old Novels: Character Development

There are a variety of problems and concerns I have as author and reader of modernizations.  One of those issues is character development.  I often ask myself the question: can said character exist in the 21st century?  There are plenty of follow up questions: What is it about said character that doesn’t/does work? What would beRead more

Issues in Modernizing Classics: Should I?

Clearly the world is, for good or bad, in some type of reboot mania.  At least, Hollywood executives are.  While movie reboots seem to focus on changing the sex of characters or utilizing new technology to tell the same story, I have noticed something connected going on in fiction books.  I have ranted (typically) aboutRead more