Eight Ladies Writing

Jilly blogs about reading, writing and life in general every other Sunday over at Eight Ladies Writing.

8LW is a group blog written by eight friends who met online in 2012 as students in the inaugural Romance Writing Program at McDaniel College. Some of the Ladies are published. Some are still striving towards that goal. They’ve been blogging together since 2013 and they’re still going strong.

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  • Jilly: A True Story, Brilliantly Told
    by Jilly Wood on May 31, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Have you ever watched a great musician play? Wondered at the way they seem to be one with their instrument, physically and emotionally? If you wanted to express the intensity of that connection through the medium of dance, wouldn’t it be inspired to use two dancers, one for the musician and one for the instrument?

  • Jilly: Hay Festival Digital–Free Brain Candy
    by Jilly Wood on May 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another Sunday, another silver lining. I wrote a few weeks ago about free lockdown streaming from London’s National Theatre. Now summer’s approaching in the UK and we’re heading into festival season. For the great and the good of the arts scene that means the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, usually just called the Hay

  • Jilly: Where Would You Go?
    by Jilly Wood on May 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another weekend in lockdown, at least here in the UK. How are you doing? I hope you’re safe and well and facing the corona-challenge as best you can. This week we finally received confirmation that the 2020 Romance Writers of America  National Conference, scheduled to take place in San Francisco at the end of July,

  • Jilly: Getting Away From It All
    by Jilly Wood on May 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

    It’s a holiday weekend here. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and we’re in limbo, waiting for the corona-crisis to be resolved or at least assimilated into our post-pandemic daily lives. Wherever you are, I hope you’re safe and well. Usually around now people in the UK get the first inkling that summer

  • Jilly: Traditional treats, surprising skills
    by Jilly Wood on May 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another week, another Sunday. I’d swear the days are dragging, yet blink! and here we are again. I hope you’re still keeping safe and well as we inch toward the new normal, whatever that may be. An unexpected upside of the current crisis has been a surge in demand for various niche businesses. Amid the

  • Jilly: Silver Linings Sunday–Watch This!
    by Jilly Wood on April 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another Sunday, another week closer to the new normal, whatever that may be. I hope you and yours are safe and well, and coping with whatever the corona-challenge throws at you. Kay asked on Thursday Watcha Watchin’? and reminded us all about the upcoming eight-part Netflix series based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels. I bet

  • Jilly: Quarantine Bargain
    by Jilly Wood on April 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another week checked off the calendar. Another week closer to the end of this pandemic. Fingers crossed. I hope you and yours are safe and keeping as well as can be expected. While we’re waiting this crisis out, would you be interested in a great read, at an incredible price, for a good cause? Any

  • Jilly: Another Shiny New Cover
    by Jilly Wood on April 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Another week, another seven days closer to the end of this pandemic, whenever that may be. I hope you’re safe and well. And Happy Easter to everyone who’s celebrating today. Even though this is an Easter like no other, I hope you’re able to find the joy in it. Here in England the weather has

  • Jilly: Planning for the Zombie Apocalypse
    by Jilly Wood on April 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Have you been reading (or watching) much fiction over the last few weeks? What kind of stories did you choose? I spent the first week of my enforced homestay on the sofa, re-reading Jenny Crusie. I picked Agnes and the Hitman, followed by Fast Women. Angry heroines, laconic heroes with just the right skill-set, a

  • Jilly: Silver Linings Saturday
    by Jilly Wood on April 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

    While Michaeline’s away dealing with family matters (check out this post for more information), I’m borrowing her Saturday slot to ask: what good experiences did you find to alleviate the grimdark this week? Whatever your circumstances, if you found joy in a burst of birdsong, or the spring sunshine, or an unexpected message… if you