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A Good Opening Primes the Palate

A Good Opening Primes the Palate

 Nikki’s Perfume Journal Entry SCENT OF HOURS November 22, 1978 Definition: Chypres Chypres is a highly original group that is based on contrasts between bergamot-type top notes and mossy base notes. Chypres perfumes tend to be strong, spicy, and powdery.  This perfume group was named after the famous perfume from Cyprus of Roman Times. *****           … Read more →

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

There hasn’t been a Pen Warrior here in a while. No excuses. We just decided to ease up on the blogging. But we’re back, and we’re back with a mission. During our last retreat we talked about what most authors who are actively self-publishing talk about, how to get our work discovered. Translation: How to find readers. Because—and here’s the… Read more →

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

  Last weekend the Pen Warriors met at the Red Door for our weekend quarterly retreat. Amazingly, this is our 44th Red Door retreat! Amazing that we’ve had the special treasure of two days of discussing all things every 3 months for over eleven years! After an evening meal of Laura’s amazing beef bourguignon we planned the weekend, caught up on our… Read more →

A New Year, A Fresh Start

A New Year, A Fresh Start

I always enjoy the early weeks of the New Year. The frenetic days of Christmas are behind us; the mad whirl of shopping, planning, wrapping and entertaining done for another year. The overindulgence at holiday brunches, cocktail parties and dessert buffets has given way to healthier eating and the enthusiasm with which we wrote out our list of resolutions hasn’t begun to… Read more →