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Jean Menzies 1. Write anything even if it's rubbish.
2. Write about old characters and stories - this can be fanfic or of my own original characters.
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1. Write anything even if it's rubbish.
2. Write about old characters and stories - this can be fanfic or of my own original characters.
3. Practice using online writing prompts.
4. Give yourself a break!(less)
Jean Menzies Too many things! I've recently finished work on an edited academic volume for Bloomsbury ft. a chapter by myself of the myth of Procne and Philomela, …moreToo many things! I've recently finished work on an edited academic volume for Bloomsbury ft. a chapter by myself of the myth of Procne and Philomela, and which I also edited - as well as my children's nonfiction book all about Egyptian Mythology, which is out in August. Right now, however, my main project is two edited collections for Pan Macmillan's Collectors Library ft. introductions and notes by me but which I won't reveal the contents of yet ;). AND I've just signed a contract to write my next children's book for DK, which I'll be starting work on VERY soon and should come out next year. (less)
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“I do, Fia.’ Tearlach sighed. ‘He was my best friend and my brother. We grew up together. Grief does not leave us, but we learn over time to smile more at those memories we still keep of that person than to wallow in their absence. We are the creatures we are because of them, for good or bad, and because of that their memory lives on.”
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“To the ancient Greeks, myths were the same as history—they believed that all of the fantastical events in them had really happened once upon a time. The myths were their way of making sense of the past, even as far back as how the world was created.”
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“The ancient Greek civilization stretched across the Mediterranean, but all parts shared many of the same gods and heroes. The stories about these figures are the Greek myths. Myths were how the ancient Greeks understood the world around them. They painted them on tableware, performed them in theatres, and even referenced them in courts of law. It is impossible to understand the ancient Greeks without understanding their myths and what these stories meant to them.”
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T.HiggsReviews Thanks for accepting my friendship request Jean and thanks for your advice on Edinburgh bookshops when I asked about wheelchair access :) x


message 20: by Quirkyreader (last edited Jun 21, 2016 03:26AM)

Quirkyreader Jean,

Have you had the chance to pick up the Ovid yet? The Oxford translation is a good one. Someday I hope to read Ted Hughs translation.

Some years ago A.S. Byatt did a podcast on "The Metamorphosis". You might enjoy it.

Happy reading.

Q


message 19: by Rory (last edited Jun 04, 2016 01:52AM)

Rory Thank you so very much for accepting my friend request.

You rock, and so does your YT channel :D


Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix) thanks for accepting, looking forward to your reviews and insight.
happy reading :)


message 17: by Mynonna

Mynonna Ok, I am officially on page 150 of "The Dumb House"! Now I completely understand why you said that the book is so disturbing! Lol. But it's soooo good! Burnside is a genius!


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bluish silverish Thank youuuu for accepting my friend request, you're one of those nice popular people on the internet!! Love your videos :3


Shayla Hi Jean! Thanks for accepting my friend request! Just discovered you on YouTube and absolutely love your taste in books!! :)


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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


Samantha Hello. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just started to watch your videos, and I love them and your taste in books!


Nikoline Hullo. Thanks for accepting. I must say, I adore your videos. Happy reading!


Monika  Vann Zandt Hey :) I love love love your videos! You are so wonderful! and thank you for accepting my friend request.


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Luisina Thank you so much for accepting my request Jean! I really like your videos. :)


Cristina Sburlea hi Jean, thank you for accepting my friend request, have a great day ^^


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Luke Thanks for linking me Jean! Now I know where to go whenever I want need some inspiration ;D


Elizabeth Every time you speak or add a book here on goodreads I become so interested, so thank you for helping add to my tbr. You are very lovely, thanks for accepting my add awhile back. :D


Leanne (Booksandbabble) Good luck with the challenge tomorrow :D


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Liz Thank you for accepting my friend request! Happy reading! :)


Vanessa Thanks for accepting my add! I'm really enjoying your book reviews so far :)


Gabrielle hi!, you are one of my fave booktubers! glad to see you on here, also a great way for me to know the books being read across the pond, k have a great week and always smile :)


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Jean Menzies Lolita wrote: "thanks for the add. :D"
Of course :D, thanks for the request!


Leanne (Booksandbabble) thanks for the add. :D


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