“It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.”~Patrick Stewart English actor, director, and producer Sir Patrick Stewart was born on this day in 1940.
If you’ve been reading these pages, you know I’ve been watching the videos to Brandon Sanderson’s BYU course on writing science fiction and fantasy. As I listen, I’ve been brainstorming on what I call my New Concept and decided to make changes to my stories to fit with what I’m learning. If you’ve poked around … Continue reading Finding the Story
“Be obscure clearly.”~E. B. White American writer E.B. White was born on this day in 1899.
I’ve spent this week watching YouTube videos on writing and learning a lot. I decided to start with Brandon Sanderson’s BYU lectures on writing science fiction and fantasy. The nice thing about YouTube is that I can pause the video and back up to make sure that I heard a concept correctly. Because of this, … Continue reading Learning As I Go
“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.”~Dean Koontz American author Dean Koontz was born on this day in 1945. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech verb Definition To wear off the skin of.To censure scathingly.To denounce or berate severely. History Excoriate, which first appeared in English in the 15th century, comes from "excoriatus," the past participle of the Late Latin verb excoriare, meaning "to … Continue reading Wednesday Word for July 8, 2020
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun “I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation's schools. In recent years, the schools have stopped teaching it. And it's unfortunate.”~Sandra Day O'Connor On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced that American attorney, politician, and jurist Sandra Day O’Connor was … Continue reading Trivia: Sandra Day O’Connor
“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”~Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on this day in 1935.
(C) EducatorClips.com I have considered going back to university to get my master’s degree in creative writing. Watching the shenanigans in the Dept of Education, not to mention the cost of college these days, has turned it into a pipe dream. That’s if I go the traditional route. Then again, I always have YouTube as … Continue reading The Cost of Education
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You … Continue reading Random Quote for July 4, 2020