Tag Archives: J.K. Rowling

Name that time


Few people in history actually define an era or period in time. Napoleon did briefly with his Napoleonic period. But the regnal eras, those dynastic periods defined by the reign of a king or queen, are the ones that  stick. … Continue reading

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Comparing one’s temperament to the moon


Have you ever wondered about the spark, the impetus, that drove the first human to scratch a line and say this represents such-and-such? Think about it. I’ll venture a guess and say tally numbers came first because tally sticks marking … Continue reading

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The Tortoise & the Allegory #WriterWednesday


I once rented a video entitled The Wide Sargasso Sea. It was a bit odd, as though the story began in the middle rather than the beginning. In the tale a man gets tricked into marrying a woman on the … Continue reading

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Only empty breath?


This is post number 7 in my 2016 symbol series, and the last on the topic of names as the symbols they often are. Today I’m wrapping up before delving further into symbols in general. If you’re here for the … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration from Life #MondayBlogs


This is post number 6 in my 2016 symbol series. Last week I mentioned origins of names and names that were deliberately chosen to convey a meaning. If you’re here for the first time, scroll down for some interesting tidbits … Continue reading

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Double Entendres to Play on Names


This is post number 5 in my 2016 symbol series. So far, my series has talked about about proper names as the symbols they are. What is a symbol exactly? Symbol: an object, person, idea, etc, used to stand for … Continue reading

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Impressive bards


My friend and fellow author Gemma Juliana is having her blog day at Romance Books ‘4’ Us today and she’s talking about two well-known authors who wrote just one story and were made famous by them.  *See link below.  You … Continue reading

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