5 Anne of Green Gables-Inspired Ways to Make Your Writing Snap, Crackle and Pop

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Oh, Anne! 109 years after Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel was published, Anne Shirley--orphan, castaway, joyful heart--continues to invigorate and inspire us. One way the novel continues to inspire me is the luscious, exuberant way in which it was written by L.M.M., or “Maud” as she was called. Her … [Read more...]

Comparing Three Anne of Green Gables: Who Played Gilbert Blythe Best??

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What is it about Gilbert Blythe that has prompted so many dreamy sighs over the last century and nine years? Yes, we've loved him for no less than 109 years! He may seem like a mild-mannered boy-next-door, without a lot of flash and drama, but it’s his stoic devotion that makes him complex and … [Read more...]

Review of “Anne” Episode 6: “I Want to Be a Heroine in My Own Story”

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Thanks to my friend, novelist and Lucy Maud Montgomery nut Rachel McMillan, I am starting to see this innovative, new "Anne" as a character study, and not a plot driven retelling of AOGG.  I know I have ranted here, and I'm still not thrilled with every change to my beloved story, but I feel … [Read more...]

Review of “Anne,” Episode 5: There Shall Be “Raspberry Cordial”!

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While last week's episode was my least favorite so far, this one is by far my most favorite. I was pining for "iconic" moments, and iconic moments I received!  I mean, if this were an ice cream cone, it would be Triple Scoop Iconic flavour (Canadian spelling). 1. Anne and Gil's Spelldown!  I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Literary Crushes and Why We Love ‘Em (Plus 3 Chances to Win an Anne of Green Gables Radio Theater Set!)

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    So, I thought we'd count backwards, because I always like my lists counted backwards, don't you? That way, it builds anticipation for number one! And btw, my abiding thanks to Modern Mrs. Darcy and her fine readers, whose comments about my guest blog--Gilbert Blythe vs Mr. … [Read more...]