Welcome to the final episode of Once Upon a Time that is to be posted on this blog. Esther’s adventures in Tryfort have proven to be far too many and complex to continue to treat them in so desultory a manner; and accordingly, Cate has decided to record, complete, and present them all in book form, to come out sometime next year. In the meantime, … Continue reading Once Upon A Time: Episode Seven
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Sibling Writery workshop will take place at our local Bourne End Library this Thursday, 24th September, 7-9pm. Alexandra, our middle sibling (and the one on the left in the header photo), will be leading “In for the Long Haul: An Introduction to Novel Writing.” She will cover the stages of the novel-writing process, from that first creative “spark” to the final … Continue reading Upcoming Novel Writing Workshop
The Farm Wife’s Story By Cate McDermott “I can remember every detail of her face, poor soul, though it was so many years ago.” The farm wife with whom Princess Esther had taken refuge returned to her place by the fire, smiling kindly down at Esther. “Very slender and elegant she was, too, even in her worn garments. In that, too, she was similar to … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Six
On the 26th of June, Cate, Alexandra and Don will be giving a presentation for the Bourne End Library and Community Centre’s Lifestyle Club. The topic, unsurprisingly, is on writing as a family–“Becoming a Writer, It’s All in the Family.” The event will be held in the Bourne End Library, located at the end of Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX, at 10:30 A.M., Friday … Continue reading Upcoming Sibling Writery Event at the Bourne End Library!
“I am the product of . . . endless books.” – C. S. Lewis People ask us all the time how we ended up becoming writers. Our response is that we were voracious (and discerning) readers from an early age, and from there it is only a short step between being a reader to becoming a writer. All writers are, indeed, “the products of endless books.” Continue reading Quote of the Month–April 2015