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My Lady's Closet · 4d ago

Fact in Fiction

In writing fiction, the attention to detail and accuracy is what marks the difference between the hobbyist and the professional. And some of us actually enjoy the research.
My Lady's Closet · 1M ago

In the time of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, 1593 – 1641

Just before the turn of the 17th century in 1593, Thomas Wentworth was born in London, into fortune, property and prestige. Queen Elizabeth I still reigned, and the bloody Nine Years War rag...
My Lady's Closet · 2M ago

The Power of 41

As children we learn how to connect the dots to reveal a complete picture. That skill stays with us and can apply in some unexpected ways. Recently while watching a documentary about Hitler,...
My Lady's Closet · 3M ago

Christmas in 17th Century Ireland

(Reblogged from my guest post on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots) Could it be possible that anyone would actually cancel Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year?...
My Lady's Closet · 5M ago

Romeo Butler & Juliet Preston

A match made in Ireland Shakespeare’s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet finds a happy ending in the 17th century story of James Butler and Elizabeth Preston. These two members of feuding Anglo-Iri...
My Lady's Closet · 7M ago

Do indie authors need mission statements?

As an independent author, you might think, “Hey, I write books. That’s my mission. Why do I need a statement about it?” But I’m here to tell you, if you are serious about your products, you ...
My Lady's Closet · 8M ago

Royal Branding – King Charles II, Opportunities Tossed

Certainly a sympathetic character early in his life, this week’s monarch of Royal Branding, England’s Charles II, does much through his actions to wreck the glowing personal brand with which...
My Lady's Closet · 8M ago

Royal Branding: King Charles I

For personal branding, where other monarchs have provided lessons for success, King Charles I of England provides more of a cautionary tale. Had he hired a personal branding coach in his tim...
My Lady's Closet · 8M ago

Royal Branding: Queen Victoria

It would be difficult to improve on a personal brand for which an entire era was named: the Victorian Era. Continuing my study of the kings and queens who were the first to use personal bran...
My Lady's Closet · 9M ago

Royal Branding: Henry VII, the Dark Prince

He returned from exile, defeated Richard III, and was crowned king on the spot. But Henry VII had a challenge on his hands.