Have you ever

… been tearing your hair out over creating a menu for a wedding feast in 1812?

… read the complete index of Philip’s Road Atlas Britain to find a name for a butler?

… kept The Love of Your Life awake at night by wanting to discuss how a secret conversation can be overheard in an abominable public, busy and noisy place such as Hyde Park?

Writers worry about peculiar problems. Solving them is what turns writing into fun. Not even Napoleon having successfully escaped from Elba could have been more self-satisfied than a writer who has created the perfect scene or a brilliant dialogue. No wonder so many people write stories, journals, articles, or books.

I am one of them.

Anna M. Thane