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by Mythica
Fri August 14th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paris Trend
Replies: 0
Views: 45

The Paris Trend

Has anyone else noticed how historical fiction set in Paris during WWII is trending right now? Just based on the titles alone, these are all recent/upcoming titles: While Paris Slept The Paris Dressmaker The Paris Library The Paris Secret The Paris Model Paris Never Leaves You The Paris Hours Three ...
by Mythica
Wed June 26th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Jamestown
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Jamestown

Why am I still watching this?! It's so bad sometimes, but I guess it's because I don't really have any other "summer" shows. Verity goes from meeting a young boy for the first time in the beginning of the episode to loving him like a son by the end of the episode. Their "bond" is rushed and superfic...
by Mythica
Sat February 23rd, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Does this sound like a good story?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Does this sound like a good story?

It certainly sounds a good story, and you've got background to go on, however I can't advise on the writing aspect! Good luck if you decide to give it a go, it's a period of history that doesn't seem to be featured very often (especially in the UK, the US market may of course be different). Thanks,...
by Mythica
Thu February 21st, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Does this sound like a good story?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Does this sound like a good story?

I have no formal education on writing, but particularly when I'm doing my genealogy research I come across true stories that seem so perfect for dramatization, I get the urge to write about it. Trouble is, I've always been more of a visual person - I feel like I can create great scenes in my head, b...
by Mythica
Sun February 10th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dejavu book covers
Replies: 1591
Views: 87552

Re: Dejavu book covers

Not the same covers, but I feel like I keep seeing this general kind of theme: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51A0gwQXXrL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y2JPOiCOL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51r59VA5XiL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-imag...
by Mythica
Mon December 31st, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Spanish Princess
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: The Spanish Princess

They do realize they can do historical dramas that aren't based on Philippa Gregory's novels? It could just be based on... you know... history.
by Mythica
Thu December 6th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Pet Hate in hf
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: Pet Hate in hf

Here's one that annoys me about titles: the amount of historical novels that are titled "The such-and-such's daughter/wife". Okay, I know that in history, women are generally degraded to being defined by their nearest male relation, usually father or husband. But do we really need to perpetuate that...
by Mythica
Thu December 6th, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3628

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Margaret wrote:Whew! Thank you, Mythica. Isn't it a beautiful cover?
Yes, I just saw it at the book store too, coincidentally.
by Mythica
Thu November 29th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3628

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the addr...
by Mythica
Wed November 28th, 2018, 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covers! commentary and samples
Replies: 34
Views: 3628

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

I like the cover of Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, Unsheltered. It's elegant and appropriate to the historical material - a period drawing of a carnivorous plant. Can anyone help me figure out how to include an image in a post? I see where the "image" icon is, but don't know how to grab the ima...

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