[New Year, New You] Quick Note

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I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve been reading all your plots and plans for The Project.  It’s been really exciting reading everyone’s ideas!  I encourage you to check out what everyone’s doing, the links are all there.

As you likely saw, the first prompt is up.  I also want to remind you to post links to your updates in the comments, even if they’re not related to the prompts.  That way we can all keep each other in the loop about our progress and of course, more contest entries.

Good luck to everyone on our first week!

(Somewhat) unrelatedly, is anyone decent in French?  I have a question.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


11 Responses

  1. Hanshishiro

    My french is a bit rusty, but ask away.
    I also have one question. How do I put the image with the link on my blog ?

  2. Vagabond Anne

    My French is decent, but rusty. Happy to give it a shot.

  3. I took several years in college and would also be happy to help, though it looks like you may already have it covered.

  4. Deborah Castellano

    Thanks everyone! I'm looking to say "glamour magic" which I think would use the words "eclat" and "magie" but I'm not sure on word order, connecting words and articles. Halp?

  5. Vagabond Anne

    This would really depend on the entire sentence, and what you are trying to say, context, etc. Eclat originally meant fragment or shard, and now means shine or sparkle (I guess what shines from a shard). Glamour in English can mean many things, too many things! And the French use "glamoreux/se" as a borrowed word. Originally glamour just meant magic or enchantment (see etymology here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=glamour). So,"eclat magie" might mean magic sparkle, which is maybe not what you mean to say. Hope that helps. Email me if you like, and I can run it past a French teacher! Vagabondanne@gmail.com

  6. Deborah Castellano

    @ Hanshishiro – Do you use Blogger as a platform? If so, take the code and paste it under the "HTML" Gadget that can be found in the Layout section.

  7. ok ok ok i posted (as Brighid and Eos Glare at me)

  8. Mari Adkins

    i took something like twelve years of french. did you get what you needed already?

  9. Deborah Castellano

    Vagabond Anne was kind enough to help, but we were thinking to get a second opinion as well! Could you give me your email address?

  10. Mari Adkins

    mari @ mariadkins.com (without the spaces)

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