Today is…WHAT?

Today is the the day that we all say, “WHAT? February’s over ALREADY? Where has this year gone? I’ve got to get my butt in gear!” At least, that’s what you should be saying. That’s what I’m saying. So I’m signing off to get some serious work done. What are you doing today?

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Lucky Birthdays

Many customs say that it is lucky for a child to be born close to a parent’s birthday. This is a good thing, for my birthday is only three days after my fathers, and Soteria’s is four days after my mother’s. Fourteen years ago, Fairy Goddaughter Ariell missed her father’s birthday by a mere seven minutes and seven seconds…so…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 4

Episode 4: “The Giant and The Tailor” (4:42) One of the less-popular Giant Tales, those of you with difficult employers will definitely appreciate this one. It also illustrates one of my favorite writing quotes from author James Maxey: “Swagger when you lie.”  

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No More Tears

I had an “attack” this weekend, if you will, of dry, scaly, puffy eyes. I should have taken a picture so I could post it here and show you. Unfortunately, vanity prevailed and I shyed away from cameras. This sort of thing happens to me from time to time — so rarely that every time it happens I forget…

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Contest for Young Women Writers

Attention all young women writers (I’m looking at you, Ellen and Sabrina and Ariell) — author Stephanie Dray is hosting the Cleopatra Literary Contest for Young Women. Click the link and go to her website for full details, but here are some highlights: * Deadline is March 1st. * There are two categories for women ages 13-18 and 19-22….

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I Am Not a Brand

…I am a Princess. Seriously, though…author Maureen Johnson has a lovely little manifesto on her blog regarding The Thing that is Social Networking. You should definitely click over and check out the story on how she came to create this manifesto, and the woman who undoubtedly clubs baby seals. I certainly wanted to club her. I’ve been on panels…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactc Medicine Show! Title: The Winds of Khalakovo Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu EAN: 978-1-59780-218-5 If your reading habits are anything like mine, difficult pronunciation in a book can be a real turn off. If I scan down a book’s jacket and find that the main characters’ names are long strings of…

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5-Minute Muse

I’m always curious about what/who creative people use as their Muse. There are many definitions out there — most of them lofty and romantic. My definition is a bit simpler: whoever or whatever motivates your lazy butt to create whatever it’s meant to create. Yesterday at the gym, Misty asked me how it is I get up every day…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 3

Episode 3: “Sweet Porridge” (1:34) The moral of this story is that you should always read the instructions first. Especially when dealing with an Enchanted Object. Hope you’re hungry! Check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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