Category Archives for "FLorence"

June 23, 2016

Road to Literary Awareness

Everyone knows the rules. There are thousands of books and website, blogs and tweets about how to get your first book published. All of the rules are the same: Research the Agents who work in your genre Formulate a Query Letter and an Intro. The Query must be no more than 500 words, and it […]

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June 23, 2016

Florence: Finding Verrocchio

Andrea del Verrocchio ~ Master of the Masters 1435-1488 Goldsmith, painter, sculptor Born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de’ Cioni, he was trained under a master goldsmith, Giuliano Verrocchio, from whom Andrea took the name, which translates to “true eyes.” He grew up with Lorenzo d’Medici as a close friend. Although a bachelor for life, […]

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June 23, 2016

A Fine Buon Giorno – pt 2

Knowing that I was going to be in Florence for 3 months was exciting. I wasn’t staying in a hotel with all of the usual amenities and services. I had rented a little apartment in a local neighborhood called San Frediano. There aren’t any tourists here – mostly just locals. Perfect.  Because I wanted to get as […]

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June 23, 2016

A Fine Buon Giorno – pt 1

Many of us dream of replanting ourselves into a foreign land, even if only temporarily. The thought of immersing yourself into a world of new colors and landscapes, of enjoying the aromas of freshly-baked yummies emerging from local centuries-old ovens. Of startling your self-image with a new style of togs to match your new-found surroundings. […]

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