Author Archives for Julie Tetel Andresen

On Count Nouns and Mass Nouns

September 29, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We English speakers are sometimes surprised to discover that we split our perspective on how we view things in the universe. As it turns out, we make a clear distinction between count nouns and mass nouns. Count nouns are – not surprisingly – nouns you can count: one book, two... read more


Op-Eds – Ten Writing Tips

September 22, 2017 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Op-eds get the name for being opinion pieces that originally appeared opposite the editorial page. An editorial page editorial is signed by the board, while an opinion piece is signed by an individual. The term is also sometimes thought to be an abbreviation of opinion-editorial.  Athletes before taking the field... read more


romance novel cover reveal

Cover Reveal!

September 15, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog is the book cover reveal for one of my favorite new authors, Rose Vane. I’ve read two of her stories in manuscript form, but I haven’t yet read the one she recently sold to Carina Press, A Deep Dark Call. A gloomy manor in nineteenth-century Wallachia (the Romanian... read more


Duke university professor reflects on Confederate monuments

Monument(al) Mistakes

September 5, 2017 10:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University with statue of Benjamin N. Duke Upon my return to Duke last week for the start of classes, I was reminded how much I’ve always loved East Campus with its Georgian architecture. Maybe it’s because I lived there when I was a... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace IV

September 1, 2017 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the fourth entry in my latest short story, The Red Palace. Click here to start with Chapter 1, or catch up on Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Chapter Four In the morning Gita came with another tray of food and a fresh robe. She replaced the old tray on the low table with the new... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace III

August 29, 2017 10:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the third entry in my latest short story, The Red Palace. Click here to start with Chapter 1 or catch up on Chapter 2. Chapter Three Elizabeth was rigid with emotional shock and limbs stiff from immobility. Thus, when Gita came to help her up and to enfold her in... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace II

August 25, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The next few blog entries will be the opening chapters of my short story The Red Palace. Click here to catch up on Chapter One.   Chapter Two Badar Ali had enlisted the help of Gita, his old nurse who was like a mother to him, his own having died in... read more