140 characters means omitted: TRUE, ENTERTAINING and NEW HYBRID GENRE in a tweet pitch!Read More PITCH IN A TWEET
I think we can all admit that we’re pretty judgmental. We judge people based off of a lot of things, but as bookworms, I think it’s pretty obvious that the biggest thing we judge people off of is what they read, even though we don’t want to. But is it truly okay to judge what […] […]Read More Ever spot someone with Madame Bovary on the bus?
Thank you for this reminder of our ‘fellow travellers’. I mean those we may pass or those who may be by our side. Let’s look forward and to our left and right! Smile, recognize them. A bit of our life story is shared with those walking along the path. via Photo Challenge: RoundedRead More Paths that cross or coincide
It was the contrast and juxtaposition that drew us to Angela Furtado’s compelling photograph of the lonely accordionist. via The Accordionist — Discover Exquisite photo that you can almost hear. The sounds of an accordionist resonate sometimes in a subway or metro station but often in the streets. In Athens, Greece, the early immigrants (refugees or […]Read More Music in European Streets
Homage to Catalonia was Orwell’s personal view of Barcelona, Spain, Europe, and democracy. Hard to believe the Civil War in Spain brought intellectuals from afar to fight. Hemingway is the most famous but not alone.Read More Orwell in Barcelona?Homage
A soundtrack, a playlist, a mix-tape…Elevator music? What do the above-mentioned have in common? Soul, pop or classical flamenco, much does depend on taste and location. Even before the coining of ‘world beat’, music would travel incredibly far and fast. It is an international language, more powerful than Esperanto. Ironically, I remember Kenny Rogers […]Read More Sr Barry White in Barcelona?
How did that old song get here? Why do I remember it? Earworm? Woven into the fabric of One Dress, One Day.Read More Neil Diamond in Barcelona?
“write what you know”… so why set my tale in Barcelona? You might wonder as I am Canadian. However, One Dress, One Day is based on real events that unfolded in Barcelona, Spain’s second city and capital of Catalonia. What’s more, this was a gritty Barcelona in 1990, two years before the Olympics or the […]Read More What Writing Advice Again?!