"The first draft of anything is shit." - Ernest Hemingway * Indeed . . . and might I add that even my second draft seldom smells of gardenias.
Period Writing Tidbit: In 18th century Britain and USA, the average life expectancy of 40 ~ 45 years of age was skewed because it included infant mortality, which accounts for a large percentage of deaths. Living into your 70's was not uncommon.
Period Writing Tidbit: What to do about pesky head lice in the 18th century? Well, you could slather mercury and butter on your infested head, or wash your hair with a refreshing solution of arsenic. If that didn't kill you, you could also try herbal soa
Period Writing Tidbit: To drive from London to Manchester on the M40 should take about 3.8 hours. But in the 18th century, it would have taken about 3.8 days by stagecoach on a good day. #The Hover
I missed ThrillerFest in NYC but saw Dee Mura's Tweet about PitchMass and was grateful. So I responded with a pitch not realizing that I needed a Twitter account. Oops, LOL! Ignorance is not always bliss!