After spending three weeks (and then some) riding from our home base to the Puget Sound region, then down the west coast, we were ready to get home. We had careers to get back to. We left California and rode east on Interstate 80—not our favorite highway—to Nevada. Now, Nevada is one of those western … Continue reading Trip of a Lifetime, Part VI
"I can't go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then."~Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, author, poet, and teacher, was born on this day in 1832.
(C) 2000, JJ Shaun I have spent the last week creating characters and building a fantasy outpost called The Happy Harpy. This enclave sits along a major trade road on the eastern side of the Dragonspine Mountains, on the Adaran continent. Located in the southern hemisphere of its world, this continent has had virtually no … Continue reading Worldbuilding V
“Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.”~Virginia WoolfRead more at https://www.brainyquote.com/ Virginia Woolf, author, critic, and publisher, was born on this day in 1882.
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun For the past week, I’ve been busily building my D&D campaign on my imaginary fantasy continent, Adaran. I’ve decided the size of the staff of the Happy Harpy, my imaginary outpost between two major trade cities. So far, I’ve fleshed out about seven of the more prominent non-player characters (NPCs), and … Continue reading Building a New World
(C) 2019, JJ Shaun "Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."~John Hancock John Hancock, the first, and most famous, signer of the Declaration … Continue reading Random Quote for January 23, 2020
Today’s word comes from a random word generator. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.The act of swearing to a statement known to be false.False swearing. History The … Continue reading Wednesday Word for January 22, 2020
After landing in Crescent City, CA, we spent the next several days playing tourist. (C) 2014, JJ ShaunBehind our Kamping Kabin We spent time riding around the area. One day we headed off to the Trees of Mystery, a walking tour of the redwoods that leads to a gondola that took us to an observation … Continue reading Trip of a Lifetime, Part V
(C) 2019, JJ Shaun "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."~Martin Luther King, Jr.Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/ Today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a … Continue reading Random Quote for January 20, 2020
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunThe Happy Harpy Where do you start when a story comes to mind? For me, it almost always begins with a character or two, sometimes with a place. My latest endeavor starts with a little of both. So, where did this idea come from, and how has it been germinating in my … Continue reading Story Creation, Part I