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Lydia Gastrell
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Author of M/M Historical Romance, as well as Costume Designed and Tailor at The Antique Sewist
Author of M/M Historical Romance, as well as Costume Designed and Tailor at The Antique Sewist

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How a legitimate character trait got a bad rap, and why we shouldn't be afraid to use it.

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A Writer's Defense of Bitterness
How bitterness in the real world influences our use of it on the page W e've been
told our whole lives that being bitter, being petty, holding on to hurt feels
is bad, bad, bad. This is probably why in fiction of all genres bitterness is an
emotional state ...

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A very parsed down analysis of movie portrayals of Mr. Collins, from Pride & Prejudice. I did a rather large research paper in my college days on this subject, but I have given you the cereal box version here ;) LOL 

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Poor Mr. Collins, Part 1 - Screen Portrayals of the Character
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Popular Portrayal of Mr. Collins M r. Collins is not
supposed to be liked. Readers and movie watchers alike are supposed to be
empathizing with the heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and since her dislike of Mr.
Collins is so extreme—far too extreme, in this aut...

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Jackson & Angelo: Teaching the Regency Gentleman how to Fight.
I f you enjoy reading Regency romances, you've probably heard of Henry Angelo, and have definitely hear of John "Gentleman" Jackson. These men operated exclusive training academies for fencing (swordsmanship) and boxing respectively. Jackson's, especially, ...

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My latest, using two pattern from good old Butterick. Don't be thrown by those "costume" section patterns. Some of them have amazing historical authenticity. 

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I have this one in my to-be-read list, and it looks amazing =) 

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2015 Member's Choice Awards
It's an amazing honor to have One Glimpse   nominated  in this year's awards for Best Historical.       I encourage everyone to participate in the awards and show support for your favorite works this year. Also, the nominations are a gateway to some amazing...
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