Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Links

 I actually worked several hours today, which I don't normally do on Sundays, and that has cut into my linking time. I can only offer three quickies.

the writer's dojoI've mentioned here a number of times, I'm sure, that I've been a martial arts student for over ten years. That's why you often see me writing about writing and studying the same as training, which is what we do in my taekwondo dojang. Imagine how much I loved stumbling upon The Writer's Dojo: Where Writing Ninjas Come To Train. It is an entire website for writers developed around what you might call the martial arts training metaphor. It's very clever and probably very helpful to the writers who train there.

This is kind of a 360 turn from martial arts, but I've seen two blogs offering assistance to people suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal. GreenBeanTeenQueen did a Post Downton Abbey Reading List. The Porter Square Books blog  did a Downton Abbey Fan? We've Got Some Books For You post. Oddly enough, there is no duplication.

3 comments:

noochinator said...

"Thomas and Sarah", the spinoff from "Upstairs, Downstairs", has recently been re-released on DVD in a new edition that has subtitles! And they are needed, because the actors speak an incomprehensible language I cannot identify. This is banner news for all Pauline Collins and John Alderton fans. Ms. Collins is also in the recently released film "Quartet", in which she plays a retired opera singer....

gail said...

Pauline Collins--"Shirley Valentine" I remember next to nothing beyond her nude scene.

noochinator said...

Mm, I'd remember that too! A natural born vamp is Ms. C.! She did a nice turn as a fortune teller in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger".