Winceyette

What's the meaning of "winceyette"? "A lightweight napped flannelette, used especially for nightclothes and undergarments, and it’s a British term. " For those of you who are not as indoctrinated in the garment vocabulary, a flannelette is a soft cloth made of cotton. Found in "The Letter" by Kathryn Hughes.

Writing Advice from Patricia Highsmith (Ep.2)

Today’s advice is all about writing suspense, and it comes from that great mistress of suspense Patricia Highsmith. Now for a little confession: as of today, I haven’t yet read any of her books, but I’ve watched plenty of Hitchcock’s adaptations of her work to know that she knows what she’s talking about. And if…