Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Oldest Film Footage of Chicago?

Hello all. I know I promised you some writing advice from CWC last week, but it looks like that might take me a bit of time to write up. However, in the meantime, please enjoy this quick video post. Someone … Continue reading

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Chicago Writer’s Conference This Weekend!

2015 Hey everyone! Guess where I’m going later this week? The Chicago Writer’s Conference! It’s a relatively small annual writer’s convention held in Chicago in the lower level of the Harold Washington Library Center on State Street. The conference is only … Continue reading

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Eight Sentence Sunday: The First Eight Sentences of “Seven Are They”

Earlier this month my rough draft of Seven Are They was sent back by my two betas (and friends!), Malissa and Laura. Both published writers in their own right, they had a lot of great things to say. Malissa focuses … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: “No Nice Girl Swears” Weighs in on Cocktail Parties and Proper Speakeasy Behavior

A while ago I posted Chapter 30 of No Nice Girl Swears, a debutante’s advice book for women from 1933. Since I have to send the book back to its home library today, I thought I’d share another chapter with … Continue reading

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Victor Lustig’s Ten Commandments for Con Men

About a week ago I posted about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s attempt to turn “cocktail” into a verb. That list was from Shaun Usher’s wonderful book (and blog) Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience. Today, I … Continue reading

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