Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sentenced to a Lifetime's Writing

Sometimes as I sneak down to the kitchen at 5 a.m. so I can get my shot at writing in before the family wake up and start whining for more food, I wonder if writing is an addiction.  But I think it's more like being sentenced to hard labour.  

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Life's Little Luxuries: Black tie, white tie?

From Black Tie Guide
I was going to kick off my LIfe's Little Luxuries blogposts with one on vintage champagne but an article serendipidously appeared in the FT Weekend about what it means if on your invitation to a totally posh do, you are told to wear black or white tie.  

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Life's Little Luxuries

Mikimoto pearls
In erotica and romance writing, background and character are often sketched through referencing  fine wines and designer outfits.  Readers love these luxurious details but writers frequently get them wrong.