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It was a Dark and Stormy Night. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Inviting all Indie Authors to stroll with me down memory lane….

It was a Dark and Stormy Night. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night.

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, by Henry William Pickersgill

It rains a lot in Ireland, so it rains a lot in Irish Firebrands, too – and yes, there’s even a stormy night chapter….

How often does nature (storms, earthquakes, dawn, dusk, stars, moon, sun, wind, animals, plants, etc.) appear in your fiction?

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The Education of an Artist.

stoneTo try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors. And all this the artist essays with no weapon but a pen or charcoal. … There is no thrill of mortal danger to surpass that of a lone man trying to create something that never existed before.

~ Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy, Book Two, Chapter 4

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