Author Archives: Cindy Tomamichel

About Cindy Tomamichel

Escape the everyday with tales of time travel, romance, fantasy and science fiction. My website blog focuses on world building for scifi, fantasy and historical fiction writers. Wanting help with your author platform? Check out 'The Organized Author' book and services.

Comfort Zone

In times of hardship we all long for comfort – favourite carb loaded foods, soft blankets, and warm drinks and a book. Until a year or so ago, most of us perhaps thought these things would never end – that … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Lemons

The phrase ‘if life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ is an old one, originating around 1915, but popularized in Dale Carnegie’s 1948 book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, which as an aside, I highly recommend trying to find … Continue reading

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Not So Perfect

It is interesting to give some thought to the physical aspects of a character. We have become accustomed to heroes and heroines looking perfect, with bulging muscles and flawless skin. So many movies demand of their actor’s perfection in face … Continue reading

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Forgiven

Sometimes writers get inspiration enough for a flash fiction, a form of micro fiction that paints the entire picture in a small amount of words. Will it become something greater? Often not even the writer knows the answer, for an … Continue reading

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Reading the Menu

Some of the charm of reading a favourite book is sharing a meal with the characters. But the reader is not alone – for over the shoulders of the character is the author, perhaps also yearning to have a meal … Continue reading

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Jazz up pasta sauce

It’s an odd time – we may both pressed for time, or in lockdown and have plenty of time but no motivation. We want to eat healthy but crave more comfort food. You might be the one who decides what’s … Continue reading

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A New Year

Every year people make new resolutions, to achieve more and more. Earn more, do more. Or do less – lose weight, declutter. Be better – meditate, be mindful, grow your own kale. To be something else than what has been … Continue reading

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Short Story – After the Funeral

Wendy sat watching the sun rise through the veranda trellis. The wisteria was creeping back now, by spring its purple flowers would run riot across the back of the house. She sipped her tea and rubbed her foot on the … Continue reading

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Romantic Cookbooks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And so, dear readers, I present one of the most garish cookbooks of my vast collection – Barbara Cartland’s “The Romance of Food”. … Continue reading

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What did our ancestors look like?

Have you ever wondered what people looked like in the past? Reconstructing the face of a person from skeletal remains is used in police procedures, developing from laborious handmade clay models into computer generated 3D images. Both techniques rely on … Continue reading

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