Category Archives: Writers Helping Writers

Honourary Dilettante Contest Update – Reviews, etc…

Still time for a fun contest! Check out the reviews for Helena’s Memoirs and stories! Advertisements

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Magnolia Flowers for Belinda

Just because it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos for my friend Belinda at www.busymindthinking.com.  The blossoms are now gone, but this  post helps me relive their beauty, a beauty that reminds me of Belinda.

Happy Birthday to My Favorite Dilettante!

A little birdie (well, actually, a big birdie) told me that today is Helena Hann-Basquiat’s birthday!  And what better way to celebrate her birthday than by heading over to Amazon and picking up one or all of her recent publications: Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One, available in both ebook and paperback.  I highly recommend […]
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Honourary Dilettante Contest from My Favorite Dilettante!

Usually I reblog important posts, but WP is failing me at the moment so let’s settle for Press This.  Meaning, press this:  Honourary Dilettante Contest. My favorite dilettante, Helena Hann-Basquiast, is holding a contest to promote her book, Memoirs of a Dilettante. Volume One.  The prizes include kisses from Helena herself (well, I suppose, more […]
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Happy Birthday, Charles Yallowitz!

In honor of Charles Yallowitz’s birthday, I’m making this post sticky so it will be the first post anyone sees when they come to my blog.  And if you really want to celebrate with Charles and his friends, do more than read this post.  Buy the books!  I’ve read the first in the series, Beginning […]
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A Different Kind of Journey: To Live Forever by Andra Watkins

I’ve had to think long and hard about how to write a review of Andra Watkins’ “historical fantasy” novel, To Live Forever:  An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.  I put historical fantasy in quotes simply because, to me, it is such an odd juxtaposition.  History is supposed to be truth, fact-based; fantasy is its antithesis.  […]
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Perfect pick me up

Just sharing a friend’s pick-me-up that was also a pick-me-up for me 🙂 The scarf in the photo was one that I had sent to Belinda a couple of weeks ago and yesterday I was on pins and needles (pun intended) as to whether it had arrived (taking a slow plane from Florida to Canada, […]
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Beyond Eventide: Bound- “Anne” (Promo 2 of 6)

The second in a roll-out of promotions for Sarah M. Cradit’s House of Crimson and Clover series. This one is for Beyond Eventide: Bound.

Last Call at Casa de Hann-Basquiat

I consider myself quite adept at procrastination. I even belong to a procrastinating writer’s club (my rationalization knows no bounds). But when I heard that THE Helena Hann-Basquiat, my favorite dilettante, was publishing Volume 1 of her Memoirs of a Dilettante and that if I supported her Kickstarter project, I could get a specially SIGNED […]
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Throw away the rules that bind.

Looking for a place for your poetry, stories, essays, photography to be published both online and on paper? Jayde-Ashe of The Paperbook Collective has loosened up her guidelines a bit (much like me loosening up the waistline on my clothes … so much more comfortable :)). One highlight is she will now take submissions of […]
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