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Charity Bishop

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May 03

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Charity Bishop is funny, quirky, analytical, a little sentimental, and occasionally forgetful, with an offbeat sense of humor, a tendency to like sci-fi, and a storehouse of knowledge about “useless trivia.” She gets fixated on learning things, and obsesses over them until she knows everything there is to know about them, then looks for something new to learn. She gets bored with “same-ness,” but is good at impartiality and seeing both sides in an argument. In fact, she’s likely to argue both sides for the sheer fun of it.

Her day job is a magazine editor, and her hobbies (other than writing books) include over-analyzing everything she comes into contact with, vigorously defending various incarnations of Sherlock Holmes against perceived inj
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Charity Bishop I get to live in a thousand different time periods, a thousand different lives, with a thousand different interactions and adventures, all from the…moreI get to live in a thousand different time periods, a thousand different lives, with a thousand different interactions and adventures, all from the safety and relative freedom of my own desk chair. I get to learn lots about bygone cultures, nurture relationships, confront evil, fight dragons both real and imagined, and try out new writing techniques. And, I get to brush shoulders with other writers, share ideas, trade books around, and just overall 'fangirl' over great literature with fellow creatives ... and that's lovely.(less)
Charity Bishop From myself.

Two years ago (!) I had the "brilliant" idea to revise my Katharine of Aragon novel, only to find out I didn't like condensing forty…more
From myself.

Two years ago (!) I had the "brilliant" idea to revise my Katharine of Aragon novel, only to find out I didn't like condensing forty years into a single book; it went by too fast, left no room for character development, etc. So, I started rewriting different versions of the book, and finally wound up covering only a six month period, in order to flesh out the world and tell multiple stories in a single narrative.

Originally, I got the idea from studying Katharine after seeing her depiction in "The Tudors." Unfortunately, I now know so much about her, I can point out all the flaws in Showtimes' series... and then some.

Oh, well. That's life.(less)
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I enjoy it when sci-fi shows deal with present and future concerns in a futuristic and abstract setting. Star Trek did it in the 70’s by tackling racism, ethical issues, and the advances of science and technology, and Doctor Who just did it in their exploration of a futuristic world of humans so lazy, they intend not to work for their own benefit, and who enslave robots. The reduction of commun...

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