Today’s word comes from First Reader. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The act of discomfiting. The state of being discomfited. Archaic: Defeat in battle; rout. History This word was first used in the 14th century, as meaning to find discomfiting. From the Middle English, from Anglo-French descumfit, past … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 14, 2020
On Friday, October 13, 1307, the King of France, Philip IV, ordered the French Knights Templar be arrested. He claimed that the Templar initiation ceremonies forced recruits to deny Christ, spit on the Cross, worship idols, and engage in homosexual practices. The next month, Philip pressured Pope Clement V into arresting the remaining Knights Templar, … Continue reading Trivia: The Templar’s Doom
“As Romeo and Juliet found to their cost, marriage is never just about two people falling in love, it is about families.”~Marina Lewycka British novelist Marina Lewycka was born on this day in 1946.
At dawn, Master Henrick bellowed orders to the drovers and guards as the camp stirred. As men, dwarves, and elves moved around the wagons, a short, squat figure approached the area where the group had laid their heads the previous night. “Top o’ th’ morn’, to ye,” a gravelly voice hailed with a slight bow … Continue reading Chapter 8: Blessings
“It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.”~Harold Pinter British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter was born on this day in 1930.
Think about some of your favorite books. What makes the story memorable? Was it the non-stop action? Maybe it was the extraordinary way a tired old plot was presented. Or maybe, it was the protagonist. Who were those characters? Why did they out in your mind? One of the most standout protagonists for me was … Continue reading DIY MFA: What’s in A Character?
“Don't depend on other people's encouragement. It's never enough and never when you need it.”~Sigourney Weaver American actress Sigourney Weaver was born on this day in 1949.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition Government by the wealthy.A controlling class of the wealthyA class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth. History This word was first used in 1631, as meaning government by the wealthy. … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 7, 2020
On this day in 1876, the American Library Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.”~Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson) was born on this day in 1958.