Type 1 – Bubonic Plague The most common form. This disease is characterised by an extremely high fever, chills, and ultimately delirium and death. The bacilli collect in the lymph nodes, particularly those in the armpits and groin. The nodes swell and become extremely painful. These swellings are called buboes, hence the name bubonic plague. … Read moreThree Types of Plague
Imagine… if you could write one chapter a day – a first draft – you’d have your first completed (draft) manuscript finished within a month. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? You’d think it would be easy to write say 10 or 12 pages a day. Simple! For some this may be the case but for … Read moreWrite a Chapter a Week
Soon after midnight on Sunday 2 September 1666 a fire broke out in a baker’s shop in Pudding Lane, near London Bridge. It spread rapidly through the narrow streets where the high houses were tightly packed together. Like trees in a forest, they were tinder-dry after a long hot summer. The Thames was so low … Read moreThe Great Fire of 1666
Outside The early castles were usually a type called motte-and-bailey. Castle builders made a huge, steep, earth mound surrounded by a very deep ditch. Around the top of the mound they erected a timber wall. Within the wall was a stronghold called a keep which was usually a tall, wooden, rectangular tower. Below the motte … Read moreThe Castle
The following was in an email sent by a member of my writing group. Thanks, Joy. I think it tells a good story and wanted to share it. The words that follow spoke to me and I hope they speak to you too. A professor filled a quart mason jar with golf balls and asked … Read moreIs it full?
I’m not sure where the information originally came from but thanks go to Kristine from the AFWD group for sharing. 1) Exposition or Introduction Establishes tone, setting, some of main characters, previous events to understand play, and main conflict. 2) Rising Action A series of complications for the protagonist that come out of the main … Read more5 Act Plan
I decided to add the link to the Snowflake Process to the navigation bar to your right. It’s worth trying. I have spent longer than I planned on Step 3 and I’m still not entirely happy with the profiles I have but I will go back and modify them later. I think I need to … Read moreMoving on to Step 4
I’ve been reading a lot of young adult novels lately and think it’s time I read something for adults. Passage has been sitting on my book shelf for some time and the blurb sounds interesting. It’s not fantasy but that will probably make a pleasant change. The novel is over 700 pages long and as … Read morePassage by Connie Willis