Monthly Archives: August 2015

All the Fun of the Ball (or Any Excuse for a New Costume).

It is that time of the year again: The annual Australian Costumers’ Ball. The nineteenth to be exact. It is the time when I get to plan and make a new costume. I have been a bit slack this year. In my heyday, I was making almost nineteen costumes a year (for myself and family…

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Doctor Jack & Other Tales

The Adventures of Viola Stewart are now available as separate ebooks – Three Shorts, Doctor Jack – or in paperback compilation from Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo  

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Researching the Bottom of an Iceberg

Earnest Hemmingway had a theory. He called it the Iceberg Theory: Writing is like an iceberg: the reader only reads the tip of the story’s background. Most of the work, maybe 90% of the iceberg, is hidden. This ballast consists of story research, character history, plot background and is the writer’s (and characters’) secret world.…

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Website Updates

Welcome, Dear Reader, to my updated website. All the info is still here, albeit slightly shuffled around. I have consolidated some pages to save on clicking to get information. If I have forgotten anything or there are any glitches, please let me know.  

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Salisbury Writers’ Festival Wrap Up

Getting up early on the weekend is always a battle; yesterday was not so arduous. I was off the the Salisbury Writers’ Festival. I tottered to the car, bleary eyed, thankful I was getting a lift. Once there I sniffed out the tea station for some caffeine, searched for fellow members of my writers’ group…

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A Change of Location

original post: http://karencarlisle.purplefiles.net/2015/08/19/a-change-of-location/ Another few chapters down. Our heroes have left the (relative) safety of the Department of Curiosities and are currently in dirigible-flight to far flung destinations but, sadly,  not to our heroine’s country of choice. So now I get … Continue reading

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Blooming Lovely: Fashion and the Suffragette Movement

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The Bloomer Outfit in 1850 Short Story: Contrary to logic, Amelia Bloomer didn’t invent the item of clothing known as bloomers. Bloomers were invented by Elizabeth Smith Miller, herself a civil rights supporter from a…

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The Gremlins Have Left the Building.

Dear Reader, Thank you for being ever so patient. The flying monkeys have been very naughty and chomped up my old contact email address. My Head Gremlin Eliminator has now admonished the pesky critters and fixed the problem and issued me a new contact email address. He assures me they will now behave. Please update your…

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Tea & Tidings is out early this month. Sign up Now!

Hi everyone, For new subscribers and readers, it is usually sent to you on the 20th of each month. Due to the big changes this month, my newsletter is coming out this week. If you want to know the news first up, sign up today!

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It’s National Bookshop Day!

It’s National Bookshop Day. Despite the choruses of doom last decade, the  book is not dead. And neither are the purveyors of reading pleasure. According to this ABC story “Australian bookstores are still going strong” – and I am glad. Give me a paperback to shove my dog-eared bookmark into any day. I love bookshops. That won’t an…

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