Friday, September 23, 2011

Guest Blogger (And the Importance of Candles)

I am very excited for Monday.

Why, you ask?

Because Brad R. Torgersen, winner of Writers of the Future who publishes in magazines like Analog and Intergalactic Medicine Show, agreed to do a guest post on my blog. He has great advice for anyone trying to break in through Writers of the Future. And if you haven't tested the WotF waters . . . well, get on it!

In personal news, I watched most of the A&E Pride and Prejudice last night for the purpose of paying attention to the setting--research for the "Untitled" book you see yonder in my sidebar. (Granted, it was hard to pay attention to setting since the characters and story are just so good. And distracting.)

But one thing I have learned is this: there are lots of candles. Candles on the table, candles on the wall, candles hanging from the chandelier. Lots of candles, and lots of people lighting candles. And putting out candles. Candles are important.

Note taken.


  1. I stole Emma from Heidi.... when are we going to watch it? :)

  2. Do you know the proper way to replace a candle that is getting low? *amused*

  3. Amy: Soon! (But probably not until next week...)

    Laura: You... put on a new one? Or stick a new one into the wax of the old? XD

  4. That is correct, sir! *amused* If you don't, the candle will go waaay down into the candlestick and suffocate itself and then you'll never get a candle to stick up properly. I didn't do this fast enough once and...yes. Learned from experience! I was just too intrigued about what would happen to my itty bitty candle in my candlestick. hehe