Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens

This is going to be a very short post. I would just like to share with you all my current favourite guilty pleasure - Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens.

Never mind zombies, sea monsters and mummies, aliens are where it's at. Published twice weekly on a website, this is not only a clever spin on a Jane Austen classic, it's also a jolly good sequel in its own right. The writer, the "Real Mrs Darcy", @RealMrsDarcy on Twitter, describes it as

"Not so much Pride and Prejudice's sequel as its bastard offspring following a drunken one-night stand with the X-files."

I couldn't possibly describe it any better than that.

The Real Mrs Darcy also produces occasional YouTuberances to promote said bastardy, the latest of which is here. I defy you not to laugh yourself into a state of the vapours. When you've recovered, do yourself a favour and read some of Mrs Darcy vs. The Aliens. You won't regret it. Probably.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Twavoca - a local tweet-up for local tweeple

And in other news, I suggested a small local tweet-up last week, in Avoca Rathcoole. Several great twitter buddies turned up, all fellow Inkwell writers, and we had a jolly good natter.

There's a small piece about it here on A Kilcullen Diary. In the photo, left to right, are @mduffywriter , @Strictlyinkblot , @hotcrossmum (and her children), @aurora111 and me, @janetravers

Many thanks to @KilcullenDiary for putting this piece on his blog.

Catharsis for Stephanie Butland

The lovely Stephanie Butland (@bahtocancer on Twitter) put the call out a couple of weeks ago for someone to do a short piece on writing as catharsis.

Now, since my entire writing career (such as it is) came about from the search for catharsis, I readily agreed to bang out 500 words for her. And here it is, on her blog: please read and enjoy!

Comments welcome, as ever. :)