Final Post on this blog; The Wine-Dark Sea’s Odyssey now begins…


It was easy in the end – as these things tend to be when we let go of the mind’s control and let the instinct take over.

I have sifted through the seven hundred blog posts on here – and transferred the best ones on to Word Documents. These ones will form the basis for future novels and books of short stories.

The rest I have deleted, leaving just four to be exported and then imported onto The Wine-Dark Sea, my new permanent blog.

If you want to follow me in the new blog, here is the address for you:

https://alienorabrowning.wordpress.com/

Thank you for sharing Alien Aura with me. The time has come, however, to move on.

I shall keep this site open until some time tomorrow in order to give those who want to the opportunity to read the final five – and to note the new address.

Tomorrow afternoon, or evening, I shall delete this site.

I leave you with this fabulous review, on ‘Riding the Gates of Sixty’, from KL Caley:

5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure dug out from an inhospitable place! 29 Mar. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book came to my attention after discovering this writer contributed to a regular blog – https://alienorabrowning.wordpress.com/. My current favourite novel genre is historical fiction and I also have a keen interest in the history of literature, so discovering this novel was like finding a diamond in the dust.
As I started reading this novel concern took over me, could a writer capture another writers voice without losing her own? The answer was yes! Not only does Taylor manage this difficult task with little effort, she positively shines as she does it. The lyrical beauty of her words often dance across the page and the reader is swept up in the journey she takes us on as this excerpt shows;
“I sit down hard upon my wicker chair, and frown at the typewriter. Its keys are ordered and calm. I concentrate the whole of the fire in my head onto one key and begin, from that, to type – and it gradually takes wings….”
Of course, the treasure of this novel is Virginia herself, although Leonard Woolf and Vanessa Bells stories are quaint and give the presence of what life with Virginia would have been like, it is when Virginia is in charge of the story that this novel truly shines. Her illness, frustrations and mannerisms captured within each of Taylors words.
A great read, I look forward to more of this genre appearing from this skilled writer.
(I will be emotional/personal just briefly: It has been such a horrible weekend – and this lovely review has touched me so much that I cry. Thank you, KLC)