Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London
Tyburn was an infamous execution spot west of London, used since medieval times. The Tyburn "tree" - a unique, multi-person gallows - erected in 1571 became a popular public spectacle, drawing crowds of thousands.Tyburn Tree blog is less blood-thirsty but hopefully topical, interesting and informative, if slightly bent to my personal topics of interest - books, writing, history, technology, with a smattering of politics and dash of pop culture, science and the downright strange. So "take a ride to Tyburn" and see what happens...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Write Like...

I write like
Neil Gaiman
I Write Like. Analyze your writing!
Posted the first chapter of my new-still-in-development novel and, according to I Write Like...well, see above.

Not sure how much stock you want to put in a gadget on the Internet ....but it made me smile.

I write like
James Joyce
I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

Chapter two and three had me shifting gears...

I write like
Anne Rice
I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

and chapter four just got strange...

At that point I thought it was safer just to stop.

Monday, June 17, 2013

It's the little touches....

And another season of Game of Thrones comes to a brilliant and bloody denouement...

One of the things that George R.R. Martin and the writing crew at HBO do extremely well are short, deliberative scenes that illuminate and deepen specific characters, their relationships and their choices so very, very deftly.  This season has a number of scenes that have been superbly illustrative of this fact and I'm not referring to the jarring horror of the Red Wedding.  Here are a few of the scenes that make Game of Throne one of the very best shows to grace our screens in a very long time...starting with my personal favorite moment from Season 3.

Tyrion takes a seat

Dinner with Bolton

Jamie & Brianne and the Kingslayer's bathtime

Accounting with Oleanna

Meeting new people....

and killing them...

and lastly, more of the Tyrion and Bronn banter.

Not sure if I can wait another nine months for the next fix...