Beabe Thompson


After working for a huge oil corporation, sitting in on RWA critiquing workshops, and running a business for almost a decade, experience hasĀ reinforced my use of “the sandwich” method in criticism. Even when I was taking too many sick days from Chevron, they laid itĀ out simply and succinctly (I was doing movie extra work). Being in a critique group is hard work, no mistake. You have to listen hard to criticism and… Read More

“You’re lazy and good for nothing, and you’ll never amount to anything.” “You’re too thin-skinned.” “I was only joking.” “You’re so lazy you wouldn’t pick up a $100 bill off the floor.” “You don’t care for anyone but yourself.” “I want to remember what it was like before you were born.” “Little Johnny One Note.” Just a few things told me as a child or adult. You’d think that over time kids… Read More

Ramona DeFelice Long

author & editor

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This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic.