Today the Dragon Wins

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007
Word of the Day
Renaissance
(noun) — a rebirth or revival, typically referring to classical literature or art from Italy and spreading throughout Europe (14th to the 16th centuries – approx)

Word in a Sentence: In the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, the world doesn't adhere to our world's timelines but does experience a renaissance of learning when Odda Taiman and his bride Arcana bring a new mindset concerning the use of the geasa.

Your turn! I chose this word because I'm manning a booth to sell my novel Choices Meant for Gods at the Naples Renaissance Art Fall Festival this weekend. How can you use it in a sentence you create? The comment field below awaits you…

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

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Blogger Jeni said...

A school district near here has a "Renaissance Fair" every year - kids all dress in costume of the era, do musical numbers that can be traced back to that period as well as dance performances. I've always thought it would really be fun to go to this sometime -allow myself to be transported back in time through the recreations they do. Who knows - maybe I could then inspire myself to have my own private little renaissance, huh?

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Blogger Sandy Lender said...

We had a fabulous renaissance festival every fall back in K.C. It ran every weekend from like Labor Day to Columbus Day. This thing the Naples people have put together is just using the name "renaissance" to sound classy. There's not anything "rebirthing" about anything at this festival. But that's okay. I mean, there are some really good artists there with some beautiful stuff. (there are some funky contemporary artists there, too, who should probably only be showing this stuff to their closest family members, but at least they're expressing themselves in a positive way) I just wouldn't have slapped the label "renaissance" on this group.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Laura M. Crawford said...

We have a Renaissance Festival here in Minnesota. QH and I went a few years ago, there are all kinds of costumes, the King and Queen and their Court, jesters, fire eaters, jugglers, and even jousting! My favorite was the comedy duo of Puke & Snot (yes, that is their name). They were hilarious! The crafts that everyone displays there is just incredible.

If you or Jeni happen to come by in August through Labor Day, they hold it every weekend. It's a great time!

Laura :)

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