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Grati’s original Regency romance “Encouragement” reaches #30 out of 1,000 on Wattpad Historical Fiction rankings!  April 09, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1055)

My grateful thanks to my many Readers/Friends for helping my original historical fiction Regency romance “Encouragement” reach another milestone! “Encouragement” is now ranked at #30 in  Wattpad’s Historical Fiction rankings (out of 1,000)!   And its readership and story chapter votes … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Named Top Voice in Classics Narration Genre by Audible, March 12, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #886)

Outstanding!  The talented British actor of stage and screen Richard Armitage (below narrating “David Copperfield”, image via Audible) praised for his genre defining audiobook narration of classic literature (below). Thanks to Chrissyinwm for tweeting the audible link!   Last month, … Continue reading

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North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell: A Timeless Story of Love and Devotion, Wallpaper by Grati, January 11, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #859)

I watched episodes 3 & 4 of the BBC’s 2004 period drama North & South [left] Sunday evening again with the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage portraying John Thornton.  Sighhh! Elizabeth Gaskell  really knew what she was doing when … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy! Richard Armitage’s Sexy Scruffy Style as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, August 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #801)

What makes a man sexy? Handsomeness? Longish hair which you can run you fingers through? Clothes–or lack thereof? Bearing and deportment? Talent/achievement? Demeanor? Compassion toward others? Purpose driven? Humility? Sense of humor and fun? All of that–and more. And if … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Courage, Drama, Family, Graphic, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Richard Armitage as Father-Mentor in UATSC, July 08, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #781)

The Director of the soon to be released film Urban and the Shed Crew (from Blenheim Films), Candida Brady, shared a new promotional image for the film on Monday (thanks to Teresa A and RANet for pointing me to it): … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Awards, Book, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Courage, Drama, Family, Fathers, Hope, Mentor, movies, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Urban and the Shed Crew” Image Evokes the Central Theme of the Film, June 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #764)

As Father’s Day approaches in the U.S., this RANet screen cap below of Urban looking through a tunnel/culvert at Chop from the recently released “Urban and the Shed Crew” (UATSC) teaser trailer, really speaks to me. For me, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Book, Charities, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Drama, Family, Fathers, Giving, Graphic, Hope, Love and Relationships, Mentor, movies, Review, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Thespian Thursday–2015 Audie Awards are Tonight with Richard Armitage and Hamlet A Novel Nominated, May 28, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #755)

As an avid reader of other people’s stories and an amateur writer myself, I sometimes ask myself What is the essence of storytelling? In its purest form, storytelling to me is one individual sharing a tale of mystery, love, danger, … Continue reading

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Meryl Streep Sponsors Workshop for Women Screen Writers 40+, April 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #734)

What becomes a legend most? Well if you’re the esteemed and legendary American Actress Meryl Streep, it is providing a nurturing mentoring opportunity for aspiring women screen writers over 40:  “The Writers Lab was announced this weekend at the Tribeca … Continue reading

Posted in "Love & Friendship" story, "Love is a Choice" story, "Seeing Beauty" story, A Magnificent Love, Authors, Creativity, Drama, Fiction, Fire & Ice story, intrigue, Lost & Found, Love and Relationships, movies, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fan Fic Friday: Sir Guy of Gisborne in “Rebel Mine”, a New Novel by Charlotte Hawkins, December 5, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #667)

I initially came to know about the character portrayals of the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage through his honorable and true portrayal of John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production North & South, in 2010–a book by Elizabeth Gaskell … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday–The Armitage Authors Network Launches as a Handy Index of Richard Armitage Fan Fic, November 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #654)

Some highly organized ladies have launched a web site with links for fan fic related to Richard Armitage, etc. Bless them! They call it The Armitage Authors Network: Here is their About statement excerpted below: About The Armitage Authors Network … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug for Grati’s Stories Entered in the #Wattys2014 Awards, October 26, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #651)

As readers of my stories know, I post my stories simultaneously here on my blog and also on my Wattpad site (www.wattpad.com/user/GratianaLovelace ). And after writing and posting my stories for three years here and two years on Wattpad, I … Continue reading

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“The Crucible’s” Crucible is Tonight! July 3rd is Press Night for the Critics’ Reviews (***Update*** with the Telegraph Review Added), July 03, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #595)

If tonight while you are experiencing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at The Old Vic in London, England, when you look around you in this legendary theatre and wonder who is the most powerful person in the room, you will have … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Creativity, Drama, Fiction, Graphic, History, John Proctor, Period Drama, Review, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Crucible, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

In Memoriam: Dr. Maya Angelou, Her “Woman Work” is Done, May 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #573)

Poet, author, educator, humanitarian, and leader, Dr. Maya Angelou (image right) passed on yesterday, May 28th, 2014.  She was a great great lady and inspiration to millions of individuals. Her loss will be keenly felt by many, including me. I … Continue reading

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, A Novel–Richard Armitage Shares his Thoughts about Telling This A.J. Hartley and David Hewson Story Adaptation, May 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #566)

Thanks to Richard Armitage France for tweeting the link to this Audible.com interview with the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage  who narrates the audiobook for “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark:  A Novel”  by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (audio book … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage’s New Film Role as Redemptive Mentor in Urban and the Shed Crew, March 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #530)

According to RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com), Richard Armitage has a new role in the film adaptation of Bernard Hare’s memoir, “Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew” (minus the Grimshaw in the title): Excerpted by RANet: “And from the Urban and the Shed … Continue reading

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“My Kingdom for a horse”: The love matches, alliances, and betrayals of King Richard III; Et Cetera 08/25/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#442)

After watching the BBC tv miniseries,” The White Queen” (TWQ, image left), a dramatization that is based on the novel of the same name by Phillipa  Gregory–and Gregory’s other books about the Wars of the Roses,  “The Red Queen” and … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Drama, Family, Fiction, History, intrigue, John Thornton, King Richard Armitage, King Richard III, Love and Relationships, N&S Nurturing Love, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Shakespear, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

WCW: Be Kind, Be Loving, and Be Good, August 07, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #436)

Awkward Celebrity  Encounters (@AwkCeleb) tweeted this link Tuesday and I loved the essay. So I share an excerpt with you and the article link: Excerpt from George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates by Joel Lovell, The New York Times Magazine, August … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction Fun Day Sunday: Other Authors’ Richard Armitage inspired Stories that Grati Enjoys Reading, April 14, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #396)

I love stories!   I love writing them and I love sharing them with you.  And I love reading other people’s stories.   So today, I will share the links to three of the stories by other authors that I have read … Continue reading

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“Love & Friendship”, Ch. 3-4: Lydia plays Poker; Lydia’s Meals Charm Robert, 12/03/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #317)

“Love & Friendship”, Ch.  3-4:  Lydia plays Poker; Lydia’s Meals Charm Robert, 12/03/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #317) An Original Story Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace (all rights reserved) [From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my “ideal” actors … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday–Little Guy takes some Holidays by April’s Violet, 7/01/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #220)

Today we have a special treat for Fun Day Sunday that once again involves a guest post by a friend of mine from across the seas–by April who lives in Switzerland.  She and I have been planning her guest blog … Continue reading

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“N&S: Nurturing Love,” Ch. 5-12–Friday Tea Begins a Weekend of Engagements, 3/23/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #153)

 “N&S: Nurturing Love,” Ch. 5-12–Friday Tea Begins a Weekend of Engagements, 3/23/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #153) A Fan Fiction Adaptation Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; No Copyright Infringement Intended.  All Rights Reserved. [(1abc) story logo left] Author’s Story Recap from the … Continue reading

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“North & South: Nurturing Love”, Ch. 0-4 , 3/19/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #151)

“North & South:  Nurturing Love” (Fan Fiction), Ch. 0-4 , 3/19/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #151) A Fan Fiction Adaptation Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; No Copyright Infringement Intended.  All Rights Reserved. [(1abc) story logo left] (Author’s Note:  A few quote excerpts … Continue reading

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“Mr. Romance”, Chapter 12-16: Hope and Kent’s Secret Romance is Revealed in Duluth, 3/07/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #145)

“Mr. Romance”, Chapter 12-16:  Hope and Kent’s Secret Romance is Revealed in Duluth, 3/07/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #145) An Original Fiction Story Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace  (all rights reserved) [(1) “Mr. Romance” story logo, left] Author’s Mature Content Note (R … Continue reading

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“Mr. Romance”, Ch. 6-11: Hope and Kent expand their relationship, 3/05/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #144)

“Mr. Romance”, Chapters 6-11:  Hope and Kent expand their relationship, 3/05/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #144) An Original Fiction Story Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace  (all rights reserved) [(1) “Mr. Romance” story logo, left] Author’s Mature Content Note (R rating):  “Mr. Romance” … Continue reading

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“Guy’s Rose”, Ch. 29-31– Seth’s New Home; Sir Guy’s Fates; Lady Rose’s Worry, 2/06/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #123)

“Guy’s Rose”, Ch. 29-31– Seth’s New Home; Sir Guy’s Fates; Lady Rose’s Worry, 2/06/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #123) An Original Fan Fiction Script Story Adaptation of the BBC’s “Robin Hood, Series 3” (no copyright infringement is intended; all rights reserved) … Continue reading

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