I’m back home in Bremen again. That is, actually I got back late last evening, but I was too tired to post or do much of anything else.
Luckily, I seem to have evaded all of the coughs and sneezes on the plane, particularly the goth girl who coughed so heavily that she might have been auditioning for a part in Contagion. My legs are really sore though, probably because I had to walk quite literally from one end of Amsterdam Schiphol airport (which is huge) to the other. And because it was fairly late in the evening, several of the automatic walkways were out of commission, so walking truly meant walking.
But other than that I had a great time in Newcastle upon Tyne. Expect photos in the next few days. In the meantime, here are some links:
At Genreality, there is a great post about delving deep into your characters’ emotions by urban fantasy writer J.A. Pitts.
The Daily Telegraph wonders whether Downton Abbey has jumped the shark. I don’t want to gloat, but I predicted that this would happen back in August.